As part of the 45th Cleveland International Film Festival’s Local Heroes Shorts Program 2, Cleveland Heights resident Jessy Leigh’s 15-minute short film “Hobby” focuses on the absurd, but very real world of competitive hobby horse racing, an organized sport in Finland.
The 45th Cleveland International Film Festival will be completely virtual after the festival’s board of directors decided the digital platform would be best during the COVID-19 pandemic. CIFF45 will take place April 7 to April 20, 2021.
Working its way through Jewish film fests is an intriguing new documentary called “Shared Legacies: The African-American Jewish Civil Rights Alliance” that offers an in-depth look at the often forgotten historic alliance between African Americans and Jewish Americans.
If you are in need of one last excuse to purchase that coveted 77-inch OLED TV with 4k resolution and 5.1 Dolby surround sound, invest in a fully-loaded laptop or upgrade your mobile phone, here it is: the 14th annual Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest, 2020 Virtual Edition.
The Cleveland International Film Festival’s new CIFF44 Streams program will launch April 15, and will give ticket buyers a chance to see hundreds of films originally planned for the festival.