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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 43rd Cleveland International Film Festival starts Wednesday. This year the festival includes the debut of the DReam Catcher award celebrating LGBTQ filmmakers. On this week's State of the Arts WKSU's Mark Arehart talks with the director and Shaker Heights native being honored.

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 41st Cleveland International Film Festival kicks off Wednesday, with hundreds of films from around the world.  For the second year , the film fest will also offer “Perspectives,” a free virtual reality festival running in a storefront at Tower City.  The response last year was so positive, organizers have expanded it from four days to 11.  WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia spoke with the film fest’s Mallory Martin, who curates “Perspectives."

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THINK MEDIA

The Cleveland International Film Festival has released this year’s list of films, which includes a number of movies about Northeast Ohio.

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CIFF

The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival opens tonight at Tower City.  About 200 feature films and 200 shorts from 72 countries will be shown over the next two weeks.

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia spoke with Associate Director Patrick Shepherd about how the festival has grown from just eight films presented at the Cedar Lee in 1977 to a selection of movies, web programming and -- this year -- virtual reality.

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CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The 40th Cleveland International Film Festival opens Wednesday at Tower City, and for the first time it will include virtual reality.

The Film Fest began in 1977 with eight movies. This year, it will host about 200 feature films over 12 days. And in a separate part of Tower City, an empty storefront will become an immersive experience.