Cleveland International Film Festival Submissions

Call for Entries

Calling all filmmakers! The 38th Cleveland International Film Festival will be held March 19 – 30, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Founded in 1977, the Cleveland Film Society has presented the Cleveland International Film Festival every spring for over three decades. In April 2013, Ohio’s premier film event featured over 345 films originating from over 60 countries and an attendance of over 93,000 – making the CIFF one of the largest and longest running regional film festivals in the US.

The CIFF is one of the few Academy Award® qualifying festivals in the nation and was also recently recognized as one of the 50 leading film festivals in the world by IndieWIRE. Visiting filmmakers, panel discussions, and student screenings are all CIFF highlights.

With our 38th CIFF Call for Entries officially open, films made after June 1, 2012 are now being accepted for consideration. We ask that all entrants submit their films through Enter online by clicking the Withoutabox logo below. The deadline for submissions is August 31, 2013.

Please also see our Call for Entries FAQ page or download the Entry Form below for our rules, deadlines, and detailed instructions on how to submit your film to the CIFF.

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Casting Call via Acting in Columbus

Hello all. Here is the latest casting alert from Acting in Columbus.

Toot-a-loo, a Hollywood Indie feature film produced by Mark Johnson and directed by (Ohio Native) Karen Hopkins is casting in Cleveland, Ohio. There is an open casting call July 15, 2013 with Casting Director Angela Boehm at the Olmsted Performing Arts Center located at 6941 Columbia Rd, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138. All ethnicities, races, and ages are welcome.

Email: for an audition slot time with the subject line “Toot-A-Loo Casting Call”.


Driver of Truck – Day Player / MALE / 40 TO 50
male, any race, middle aged-older, beefy, muscled, intimidating
Approx. filming date on 8/15/13 One day of filming

Woman Principal – Day Player / FEMALE / 40 TO 60
female, strong, intimidating, any race, 40-60 yrs
Appox. one day of filming on 8/05

Mrs. Davenport – Day Player / FEMALE / 45 TO 70
female, 45-70, likeable, plump, any race
Approx. two days of filming on 8/14 and 8/23

Mrs. Champerelle – Day Player / FEMALE / 30 TO 40
female, 30-40, comedic, perfect housewife, a little too “Martha Stewart,” any race
Approx. two days of filming on 8/14 and 8/23

Hot Chick – Day Player / FEMALE / 18 TO 25
female, 18-mid 20s, sassy, attractive, any race
Approx. one day of filming on 8/16

Father Peter – Day Player / MALE / 50 TO 60
50s, male, charming, jovial, any race day of filming on 8/22

Young Man – Day Player / MALE / 18 TO 23
young 20s, male, “boy next door”
Approx. one day of filming on 8/28

Lt. Danny – MALE / 20 TO 30 / African American
male, African American, comedic, 20-30
Approx. two days of filming on 8/21 and 8/23

Homeless man – Day Player / MALE / 20 TO 30
young 20s, male, “rugged”
Approx. one day of filming on 8/26

Willie – MALE / 9 TO 13
Sweet and innocent boy
Disclaimer: Adult subject matter in scene, no nudity, or profanity Approx. three days of filming on 8/06, 8/22, and 8/23.

Minister – Day Player / MALE / 60 TO 70
one-line, minister
Approx. one day of filming on 8/21

Mother Meadows – Day Player / FEMALE / 42 TO 52 / Caucasian
strong actress, 42-52 years old, lovely, charming, and wise
Approx. two days of filming on 8/13 and 8/23