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CIFF Speaks

Summary: Welcome to CIFF Speaks, sponsored by Wayside Furniture, the official podcast for the Cleveland International Film Festival! #CIFF45Streams #CIFF45

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 TOPOWA! - NEVER GIVE UP / S03 Episode 15 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:34

Today CIFF Speaks with one of the co-directos of TOPOWA! – NEVER GIVE UP, Philip Sansom. The enchanting and inspiring documentary, follows 12 young teacher-musicians on their incredible journey from the streets of Katwe to play a live concert in London alongside renowned trumpet player Wynton Marsalis.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD / S03 Episode 14 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:13

Today CIFF Speaks with director Yael Bridge and featured subject DiCarlo Johnson from a documentary that tackles a political and social movement that has surprisingly deep roots in the U.S., THE BIG SCARY "S" WORD.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 Closing Awards Ceremony / S03 Episode 13 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:13

Today on CIFF Speaks, sponsored by Wayside Furniture, we share the recording of our CIFF45 Streams Closing Awards Ceremony. Listen in as our esteemed juried competition and coveted audience choice award winners are announced. Bring Film Home with this very special episode.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 BEST SUMMER EVER / S03 Episode 12 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:54

Today CIFF Speaks to Shannon DeVido one of the comedic stars of our Closing Night Film, BEST SUMMER EVER. Shannon talks about her experience on stage as a “musical theatre nerd” and in front of the camera in her slew of TV and film appearances. Shannon also discusses the importance of inclusivity, and how this cast brought such a high-energy performance to life.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 Welcome Strangers / S03 Episode 11 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:06

Today CIFF Speaks with director and producer Dia Sokol Savage and featured subject Sarah Jackson, founder of Casa de Paz, about the documentary Welcome Strangers.  Listen in as we discuss filming intimate moments, asking total strangers to trust you and what it takes to changes hearts and minds.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 LORELEI / S03 Episode 10 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:58

Today CIFF Speaks with Sabrina Doyle, the writer-director of the award-winning narrative feature, LORELEI.  It's a mesmerizing and moving working-class fable about love, regret and second chances.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 OPEN HEARTS / S03 Episode 09 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:25

Today CIFF Speaks with co-directors and cinematographers Travis Pollert and Jacob Kostelli of OPEN HEARTS, a documentary that takes us on a life-saving medical mission to a pediatric hospital in Haiti. CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 SUMMERTIME / S03 Episode 08 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:53

Today CIFF Speaks with acclaimed director Carlos López Estrada and featured subjects of SUMMERTIME, Estrada’s second feature film and CIFF’s Inaugural Centerpiece Film. Described as a “love letter to L.A.,” the film is full of light, color, and beautifully crafted language, while spotlighting the talented youth poets of L.A.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 UNAPOLOGETIC / S03 Episode 07 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:12

Today CIFF Speaks with the Festival's inaugural Groundbreaker Award Recipient Ashley O'Shay about her feature film debut UNAPOLOGETIC. This powerful documentary follows the lives of two two young activists maturing into Black woman organizers at the helm of powerful grassroots movements.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 A COPS AND ROBBERS STORY / S03 Episode 06 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:19

Today CIFF Speaks with director Ilinca Calugareanu and featured subject Corey Pegues from the documentary A COPS AND ROBBERS STORY. This compelling documentary introduces us to a retired NYPD police officer who served with distinction for 21 years, then shocked the whole city when his past was brought into the spotlight.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 JACINTA / S03 Episode 05 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:22

Today CIFF Speaks with director Jessica Earnshaw and featured subject Jacinta from a documentary that will stay with you long after the credits have rolled, JACINTA. Listen in as they discuss addiction, intergenerational trauma, and what the healing process can look like for those affected.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 A Short Conversation with the Shorts Guy / S03 Episode 04 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:20

Today CIFF Speaks with the Festival's Short Films Programming Manager Paul Sloop. Paul gives us insight on what it was like programming 182 short films from home in 2020, as well as some of the not to be missed short films in this year's lineup.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 Concerto is a Conversation / S03 Episode 03 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:49

Today CIFF Speaks with the co-directors of the Oscar-nominated short film CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION, Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers. Listen in as they tell us about the process of making the film, as well as what they were doing when they got the news the film had been nominated. 

 CIFF45 Streams Kicks Off / S03 Episode 02 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:11

Today CIFF Speaks with the Festival's Executive Director Marcie Goodman and Associate Director Patrick Shepherd. They give us the ins and outs of CIFF45 Streams, and talk about how audience and filmmakers can connect at this year's Festival.  CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

 Sneak Peek: CIFF45 Streams / S03 Episode 01 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:32

Today CIFF Speaks with the Festival's Executive Director Marcie Goodman and Artistic Director Mallory Martin. They discuss what it is like to plan an entirely online Festival, what you can expect at CIFF45 Streams, and what the future looks like for CIFF. CIFF Speaks is sponsored by Wayside Furniture.

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