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By JoAnne Podis, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs at Ursuline College.
Hooray! It’s that time of year again—time to visit Mongolia, Spain, India, France, and more than 60 other countries. What’s that, you say, no money or time? No problem! Thanks to the 38th annual Cleveland International Film Festival, opening on March 19, you can virtually visit all of them over the course of eleven spectacular days.
If you have never attended CIFF, you are in for a treat. More than 340 films, both feature-length and shorts, are screened, and the latter are eligible for Oscar consideration, making the festival very attractive to top filmmakers (this year’s Oscar-winning short screened at the Cleveland festival last year). Many of the films are followed by a question and answer session that includes not only the director and the writer but very often one or more of the stars as well. Being able to interact with them means that your level of enjoyment and appreciation can only increase.