The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Three jurors select winners of the awards listed below.
The shorts are screened and the filmmakers are recognized during this special program. Each award is accompanied by a $1,000 cash prize.
CIFF patrons determine the winners of these awards by casting ballots throughout CIFF44. Each award is accompanied with a $1,000 cash prize.
Best Short Film Overall - sponsored by Char and Chuck Fowler
Best African Diaspora Short Film - sponsored by Hingetown Browns Backers
Best After Hours Short Film - sponsored by Friends of Patrick McFadden
Best Comedy Short Film - endowed by David K. Ream
Best Family Short Film - sponsored by University School
Best International Short Film - sponsored by MP Star Financial
Best Latinx Short Film - sponsored by FarFlungTravels.com
Best LGBT Short Film: Given in Celebration of the Life of Nikki Babbit - sponsored by Jan and Harold Babbit
Best Ohio Short Film - sponsored by Bill and Teri Koeth
Best Student Short Film - sponsored by MP Star Financial
Best Women’s Short Film - sponsored by Jinny and John Johnson
In addition, the Programmers’ Choice Award: In Celebration of the Life of Toni Oliverio will be presented. Sponsored by The Sloop Family.
Tower City Cinemas
Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:35 PM ET
Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles