Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Shorts Audience Choice Awards Program

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.

Char and Chuck Fowler

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

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.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, April 05, 2020 at 4:35 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

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