#CIFF41: Putting the Lens on Global Health

Composite of still images from CIFF Global Health Competition Films

The 41st Annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) kicks off today! The Cleveland Foundation has proudly supported the festival for decades, contributing nearly $2.3 million since 1981. As part of our support this year, we’re excited to present the CIFF Global Health Competition!

The Global Health Competition, now in its fourth year, includes films that delve into human health-related issues – both mental and physical – as well as films about the health of the environment. These films will explore an array of health-related issues and challenge audiences to question the true definition of health as it relates to individuals and the planet. Based on audience vote, the winner of the Global Health Competition will be announced by our President & CEO Ronn Richard at CIFF’s Closing Night Reception. The winner will receive a $7,500 cash prize!

More than a dozen films are included in this year’s Global Health Competition. Learn more about each of the films, and find a screening to attend here. You can learn more about our support for this year’s CIFF here.

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