It is the 43rd Annual Cleveland International Film Festival.
By the time it is over, I will have seen 3 full length feature films and 4 collections of shorts. 🙂
This is the most number of shorts I have ever seen in a festival.
I am doing this because last year I was not able to take off time for the film festival, so I “only” saw five full length feature films last year.
This year, as compensation, I am seeing four collections of shorts, including the Audience Shorts Winners.
I am not seeing any full length documentaries this year, though I will see short documentary films. That’s OK. Between Naila and the Uprising, RBG, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, and Three Identical Strangers (the latter three I saw at my local theaters) I saw a few documentaries last year.
I think I have FINALLY entered my theme phase of the Cleveland International Film Festival.
Basically, for the next few years, I will pick a theme based around one of the various competitions. 50% of the films I will see will be from that collection.
This year, it is short films.
Next year, I think, will be documentaries.