EIN 34-1262368

Cleveland Film Society

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Cleveland Film Society is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition, enriching the life of the Cleveland, Ohio community. Recently, the 45th Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF45 Streams) offered a two-week online run in April 2021, showcasing 117 feature films and 182 short films from 63 countries. CIFF45 Streams proudly presented 46% of its films.
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Cleveland International Film Festival
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Program areas at Cleveland Film Society

The 46th Cleveland international Film festival (ciff46) was presented in a hybrid form of being in-person and then online. The festival took place from wednesday, march 30 through saturday, april 9, 2022 in-person at its new and forever home at playhouse square, and then from sunday, april 10 through sunday, april 17, 2022 online. The festival showcased 146 feature films and 182 short films, representing 73 countries.the festival welcomed 28,567 Film enthusiasts and hosted more than 300 guest filmmakers from around the world during its 11 days of being in-person. Included were 4,864 students from 70 schools in northeast Ohio who took part in filmslam, (continued on schedule o)the festival's oldest educational program for those in grades 5 through 12 (plus one second-grade class this year! ).nearly 300 ciff volunteers, who worked in tandem with playhouse square redcoats, donated their invaluable time and talent to help ensure the success of ciff46, contributing 4,894 hours over 1,266 shifts. And without the generous support of 138 sponsors and funders, 141 nonprofit community partners, and 49 media and neighborhood outreach partners, ciff46 would not have been possible.

Who funds Cleveland Film Society

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
George Gund FoundationOperating Support and Capacity Building.$200,000
The Cleveland Foundation45th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival$108,700
George Gund FoundationOperating Support.$100,000
...and 21 more grants received totalling $765,862

Personnel at Cleveland Film Society

Tom CookVice President of Finance / Board Member$0
Todd MesekVice President of Marketing / Director , Vice President Marketing 6 and 19 - 9 and 19 / Director / Board Member$0
Lauren Rich FineVice President of Development / Director , Vice President DVLPMT 6 and 19 - 9 and 19 / Director / Board Member$0
Marcie GoodmanExecutive Director$166,850
Debby SamplesMarketing and Media Director
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Cleveland Film Society

RevenuesFYE 09/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$2,213,788
Program services$454,927
Investment income and dividends$0
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-37,590
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$4,194
Miscellaneous revenues$965
Total revenues$2,636,284

Form 990s for Cleveland Film Society

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-092023-08-03990View PDF
2021-092022-08-03990View PDF
2020-092021-07-26990View PDF
2019-092020-10-15990View PDF
2018-092019-10-18990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 18, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 27, 2023
Received grants
Identified 17 new grant, including a grant for $200,000 from George Gund Foundation
May 13, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 5 new personnel
May 8, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $6,000 from Sandor Foundation
August 1, 2022
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $5,000 from The Center for Community Solutions
Nonprofit Types
Arts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMedia and communications organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanities
Operates internationallyState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
2510 Market Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Metro area
Cleveland-Elyria, OH
Cuyahoga County, OH
Website URL
(216) 623-3456
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Form 990
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A31: Film, Video
NAICS code, primary
7113: Promoters of Performing Arts, Sports, and Similar Events
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