cleveland international film festival - let's go.

Friday, March 5, 2010

when i was approached to be an official blogger for the 34th annual cleveland international film festival i couldn't respond "YES!" to the email fast enough.

being an avid movie goer/fanatic, and having participated in every CIFF since moving to cleveland, i'm a huge fan of the festival and everything it represents.


this year the theme of the festival is, let's go - and that's exactly what i'm looking for clevelanders to do... GO, to the cleveland international film festival.

this year
CIFF runs march 18th - 28th at the tower city center in the heart of downtown cleveland. over 150 features and 150 short subjects from more that 80 countries will be shown.

films run from 9am to 10pm daily, with midnight movies on both friday and saturday evenings. you can find the full movie schedule
online here.

conveniently, today is the day
that CIFF tickets officially go on sale!

you can purchase tickets by going online, calling 1.877.304.FILM or in-person at the ulmer & berne film festival store located in the lobby of tower city cinemas.


but wait, there's more.

i'm giving away three (3) separate pairs of ticket vouchers to this year's CIFF.

simply leave a comment telling me what your favorite childhood movie is and you'll be automatically entered to win two ticket vouchers, a $24 value.


i'll be drawing the winners next wednesday the 10th so there's enough time to get the vouchers out. (note: if you win, i'll be sending you some voucher rules and what not)

well good luck in the contest and i'll be seeing you all at CIFF!


p.s. i simply can't wait till the opening gala (3/18), it's going to be so rad.

45 comments:

  1. I used to watch The Great Muppet Caper like it was going out of style. I heart me some Kermit the Frog. Great giveaway!

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  2. I'd tell you all about my favorite childhood movies ... but, then if I won, I'd have to reject the tickets. Because the CIFF? Is the week before my VACATION TO GRAND CAYMAN and I can't take off from work twice. heheheh.

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  3. Favorite childhood movie, without question...Davy Crockett & The River Boat Pirates. Yep, I can still see myself wearing the 'coon skin cap and singing along...

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  4. According to my mom, my favorite movie as a little girl was Rodgers And Hammerstein's Cinderella. I know there were a few remakes, so I'll specify that it was the 1965 version.

    "In my own little corner in my own little chair, I can be whatever I want to be."
    I have a feeling this Cinderella song is going to be stuck in my head all day.

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  5. I love The Sandlot when I was young... and all those other cheesy baseball kid movies (Rookie of the Year, Angels in the Outfield). I knew how to pick good cinema, I tell you!

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  6. 'The Adventures in Babysitting' is my all-time fav. 'Don't f*ck with the babysitter!'

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  7. 'Goonies' was my favorite movie as a kid. I think I watched it about a hundred times.

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  8. My favorite childhood movie? The Labyrinth, hands down. I have no idea how many times I asked my parents to rent that for me... they probably would have saved so much money just buying it! My love for David Bowie started at a very early age. :)

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  9. My sister and I had two favorite movies when we were kids - The Never Ending Story and Watcher in the Woods.

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  10. The Little Mermaid. It's, to this day (and i'm 27) the only movie i've seen in the theater with my parents. I sat between them in a one theater showhouse. They both fell asleep.

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  11. I'm so jealous. I never get invited to do anything cool like this as a blogger. But anyway, my favorite childhood movie was Home Alone.

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  12. Oddly enough my fav childhood movie has got to be The Shining with Jack and Shelly followed closely by Princess Bride. I think those two movies explain a lot about me.

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  13. I made my Dad rent me Michael Jackson's Thriller: Making the Video movie at least 831 times when I was a kid. That's my answer and I'm sticking to it.

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  14. How fun! I think I have a few cousins involved in the film fest, I'm not sure but I will definitely have to check.

    My favorite childhood movie was The Goonies. I still watch it if I'm flipping throught the channels and come across it.

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  15. Abbott and Costello's Jack and the Beanstalk... yes, from 1952.


    My parents hate it- my siblings and I LOVVVEED it. I have the VHS hidden in my room so that I can pass the amazingness on to any future children.

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  18. My favorite childhood movie was The Parent Trap the one with Hayley Mills cause I'm way older than most of your readers! However, I do LOVE the CIFF so I hope I win!

    jmb0923@gmail.com

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  19. It's a toss up between Home Alone and Goonies!

    I just picked up my book for the festival at the Library yesterday- really looking forward to it!

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  20. Big Bad Mama II...no joke! This was the first dirty movie my brother and I ever saw on late night HBO at my dad's after he feel asleep. We still giggle about it!

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  21. Not only was my fave movie Annie, but I used to walk around the house singing and pretending to be her (except my "Sandy" was our cat Coco).

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  22. As a kid, I was terrified of it but I would always beg my mom to watch it. Legend with Tom cruise, it's one of his good ones, way back in time

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  23. According to my mom, I would watch The Wizard of Oz religiously. To this day I still love it and the monkeys still scare the crap out of me.

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  24. oh, grease! what a film. even now! not reeeally a childhood movie, but i loved it.

    and of course, mary poppins.

    what a weird mix...

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  25. My favorite childhood movie was called Journey to the End of Time. These teenagers somehow time travel from a natural history museum, through the days of the dinosaurs, all the way to the beginning of planet earth. And then, all of a sudden, they're back in the museum, and it was all a dream. Or was it? Because the one kid who was keeping a journal realizes that his journal is now all wet and muddy from the prehistoric past. Coincidence? I did not think so when I was 10.

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  26. (no entry for me! wah, why is cleveland not next door?)

    but i love that you're doing this and HOW EXCITING to be an official blogger for them??

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  27. The Brave Little Toaster was my favorite, I just loved that movie.

    I'm going to the festival and I would love these passes; I can't wait to see some really good films.

    You can email me here at ranepromotions[@]GMAIL DOT COM

    Or check out my blog here cause I'll be bloging about the films I see. www.danieltwoods.com

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  28. i am so jealous of this and i'm not even cleveland, haha. i want to be a film festival blogger, that would be so awesome. have fun!

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  29. I loved “On the Road to Morocco” and “House on Haunted Hill” (1959 version) – not exactly your usual kids’ fair!

    I hope you have “Out of Place” on your list of films to see. Most of the cast/crew will be at all the screenings. It’s not only a fine film, but is visual evidence you can surf in Cleveland! I was with them at the Santa Barbara Film Festival last month and it was great to see how many people had Cleveland connections.

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  30. favorite childhood movie was beethoven (1 and 2)- loved those st. bernards!

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  31. Labyrinth and The Princess Bride and then later on Clueless

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  32. My favorite movie was Fern Gully...I must have seen it at least 20 times :)

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  33. My fave childhood movie was the one I created in my head to Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends. We walked off of the planet together and fell onto Mars where we needed special sunglasses and cotton candy was served at breakfast.

    Fave REAL movie is without a doubt ET! I still get queasy (?) when the men dressed up in the white science suits come over the hill together. That scene has made me sick since the first time I saw the movie. Don't know what it is...

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  34. What an honor, you sooo deserve it. Hope you have fun at the festival!

    P.S. Don't enter me as I'll be nowhere near Cleveland during the festival!

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  35. I used to love The Parents Trap. LOL back in the days when Lindsay Lohan was still adorable :p

    ps. what a great opportunity for you, it's a BIG DEAL they asked you that. I'm happy for you!

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  36. I was such a weirdo as a kid. Seriously, I didn't talk. My parents have home videos of me when I was like 6 and I just blankly stared into the camera. No words. But my favorite videos were these creepy Time Life videos my Mom bought off an infomercial. They were the best of SNL. So, each VHS was like "The Best of SNL 1979" and I'd watch them over and over again. Probably why I'm so awesome now. But in all honesty, I can't think of an actual movie that I was obsessed with other than Robin Hood with Kevin Costner. What child is obsessed with Robin Hood and Kevin Costner? This girl, that's who.

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  37. Swiss Family Robinson, Overboard, Back to the Future, and Mr. Mom were some of my favorites.

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  38. My favorite childhood movie would have to be "The Last Unicorn." They played it every year on Thanksgiving!
    It's about a unicorn who realizes she is the last unicorn in the world and goes on a quest to find the others. The movie includes the voices of Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges and Alan Arkin.
    LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it! (Plus the swore in the movie! ;)

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  39. "Annie" - hands down. My BFF and I used to act out scenes in my basement while listening to the record of the soundtrack (I'm so old - I had a record player!!)

    In fact, it was the first kiddie movie I bought when I had a daughter. I try to get her to watch it all the time but she only lasts for about a half hour.

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  40. I quite honestly watched "Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Summer Vacation" eleventy-billion times as a kid.

    To this day, I still randomly get the "Happy World Land" jingle stuck in my head. =)

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  41. Favorite movies: Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Can't wait for the Film Festival!

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  42. swiss family robinson! surprised i wasn't the first to say it. i wanted a treehouse so badly.

    (btw alexa - i was one of your stalkers, i mean, new friends, at jumpback ;)

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  43. AHH!! I SO WANT TO WIN!!

    Do you know how much I am trying to save (something about having a baby in few months) but HOW MUCH I want to go to the film festival?

    My favorite movie was probably The Land Before Time. :) Not all the sequels, just the first!

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