The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
The 2020 IF/Then American Midwest pitch was previously scheduled to take place at the 44thCleveland International Film Festival, but given the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, TFI and CIFF were excited to host its first ever virtual IF/Then Shorts pitch on Thursday, April 16th.
The winner was selected by a professional jury consisting of:
The jury chose TO BE RECONCILED directed by James Christenson and produced by Brennan Vance as the competition winner to receive $25,000 in project funding and the opportunity to participate in TFI's IF/Then Shorts Program, which provides year-round mentorship and career development opportunities.
Bruton Stroube is a proud returning partner of Tribeca Film Institute and will provide a festival finishing package for this year's IF/Then Shorts American Midwest pitch competition winner. The short film package is comprised of picture, sound, and deliverables from their award-winning talent.
IF/Then Shorts was developed with support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Local support is provided by Cleveland State University.
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