Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) is doing their part to keep me busy while I’m in town. And for these many opportunties to engage directly our audience, fellow filmmakers, and community members, I am so grateful!!
So…here is a quick rundown of events:
A Lot Like You‘s CIFF screenings will be sponsored by Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, and will be held at Tower City Cinemas on:
– 3/28 @7:10pm with Film Forum*
– 3/29 @12:10pm followed by Q&A with Director
– 3/30 @1:00pm followed by Q&A with Director
*Film Forum= moderated, interactive panel discussions that feature filmmakers, community leaders, and scholars who are knowledgeable about the issues raised in the film.
On March 31 & April 1, Cleveland State University’s School of Communication, in conjunction with the Cleveland International Film Festival, will be hosting Interactive Panel Discussions – featuring visiting filmmakers whose works are being shown at the Festival and members of the Cleveland State University faculty discussing the art, craft, and business of moving image production.
I have been invited to participate on the Panel on Filmmakers of the African Diaspora, which will be on 3/31 @1pm. Not sure who my fellow panelists will be, but as previously mentioned, CIFF this year is showcasing works by filmmakers from the African Diaspora thanks to their grant from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Please be sure to check out the phenomenal lineup of artists who are being featured in CIFF’s Focus of Filmmakers program.
FYI, these panel discussions will be videotaped by CSU students. I will be sure to share the link to our discussion once it’s posted.
We hope to see you at one of these in Cleveland!!