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

Ride RTA, It's the Easy Way!

Riding RTA trains is easier than ever before. And with the crowds we’re expecting downtown during the Festival, it's definitely the easiest way to get to Tower City Center.

There are 8,000 FREE RTA parking spaces located throughout the area. The Red, Blue, and Green train lines of the Rapid Transit system provide direct service to Tower City Center. They run seven days a week.

For information about routes and schedules, please call the RTA Answerline at 216.621.9500 or visit

RTA Cuyahoga County / System Map

RTA Downtown Cleveland Map

Transit App

Transit is your real-time urban travel companion. Navigate RTA with accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders... all presented in a clear, bold interface.

RTA CLE Mobile Ticketing App

The RTA CLE mobile ticketing app for iOS and Android devices allows customers to set up a secure account to purchase, save and use tickets for Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus and rail trips right from their smartphone.

Using this free mobile app eliminates the need to stand in line at fare vending machines or at the Customer Service Center. The ability to purchase RTA fare anywhere at any time using a smartphone and credit card is a valued convenience for all customers. Mobile fare purchases include All Day, 7-Day, and Monthly Passes.

Key Features:

  • Plan your trip inside the app
  • Buy fare from your phone
  • Manage your purchasing history
  • Skip the lines at the kiosk

How To Use:

  • Plan your trip and / or buy tickets
  • Create an account
  • Enter credit or debit card Information
  • Pay for your fare
  • Activate ticket when you are ready to ride

Simply show your live ticket screen session to operators or have it ready when boarding RTA vehicles.

Bike Cleveland

Wanna give up the 4-wheel drive and ride two wheels to Tower City Center? There’s even a rack in Tower City Center at the West 6th Street Valet Parking entrance. For best routes, safety tips and more visit our friends at And here's a great page with some commuting tips:


Official Airline

United is proud to be the Official Airline of the 44th Cleveland International Film Festival.

Announcing CIFF Alum Streams

In an attempt to help these days at home go by faster, we’ve compiled a list of films from past CIFFs that are currently available to stream through various platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, and iTunes. Take a trip down CIFF memory lane, re-watch your favorites, and catch up on the ones you missed.


Questions? >


Check out our FAQs for answers to common questions about entering the film festival.

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