Cleveland International Film Festival Has Been Reimagined!!

During this time when we are all striving to find new ways to connect, the Cleveland International Film Festival is happy to announce CIFF44 has been reinvented!

To kick things off, CIFF44 is carrying out the tradition of releasing the highly anticipated Festival trailer today, which would have marked Opening Night of CIFF44. Sponsored by Jinny and John Johnson, the trailer was produced and created by the brilliant minds at Fusion Filmworks and features the song Miles To Go from local musicians Astronymer and Jul Big Green. To view the CIFF44 trailer, please visit clevelandfilm.org.

The Festival will also be launching its annual Challenge Match. In these times of enormous financial uncertainty, supporting each other when and where we are able is invaluable. Regardless of the amount, we promise your support will make a vast difference in creating the Festival’s road forward. There are prizes at every level of support, including the much-sought-after Challenge Match lapel buttons. To donate, please visit clevelandfilm.org/donate. There you will find full information on Challenge Match prizes. Please accept our most sincere thanks for your kind consideration.

Festival supporters also have the opportunity to purchase CIFF44 merchandise! These limited edition collector’s items, designed by the creative minds at Type Twenty Seven and Fusion Filmworks, include everything from coffee tumblers to t-shirts. To purchase CIFF44 swag, please visit clevelandfilm.org/merch.

To add to the virtual festivities, CIFF will be releasing new podcast episodes of CIFF Speaks. Listeners can join hosts Dee Perry and Aaron Spears as they talk film, do a handful of CIFF giveaways, and even invite special guests to join them to discuss all things CIFF. Find CIFF Speaks at clevelandfilm.org/ciffspeaks or on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you subscribe to your favorite podcasts.

The Festival is also pleased to announce that in April we will present our newest program: CIFF Streams! This program will give subscribers access to their own CIFF44 experience in their own homes by presenting many of the feature and short films slated to be part of the CIFF44 line-up. Full information, including film details, pricing, and launch date, will be released soon. CIFF Streams is made possible with generous support from members of the CIFF Board of Directors.

For now, CIFF supporters are invited and encouraged to visit clevelandfilm.org/alums for a listing of CIFF film alums from the past three Festivals that are currently available for streaming.

The Cleveland International Film Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Nine journalism collaborative projects share in more than $110,000 to address community information needs in Cleveland and Akron

Cleveland Foundation and Akron Community Foundation also partner to bring City Scrapers open-source technology to Northeast Ohio.

CLEVELAND (Dec. 19, 2019) – Akron Community Foundation, The Center for Community Solutions, the Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation and the Knight Foundation today announced more than $110,000 in journalism grants to address community information needs in Akron and Cleveland.

 

The funders came together to support hyper-local media, community organizations, resident media makers and legacy newsrooms as they collaborate to spark innovation, experimentation and learning. These projects are aimed squarely at supporting residents where information is needed most – at the neighborhood level – while also establishing new information partnerships in service to Northeast Ohio communities.

 

The priorities of this initial round of grantmaking were to:

             Create topic-based collaborative journalism projects that respond to community information needs and that explore and elevate solutions.

             Encourage media outlets to explore the strengths and resources already present in the region, and to build trust among these communities.

             Conduct restorative journalism that reframes community narratives to spotlight resident resilience and neighborhood progress, lifting up perspectives that are often not reflected in the traditional news media.

 

The nine collaborative efforts span 22 media organizations and individual journalists and nearly 30 community organizations. The projects included in the initial information needs cohort are:

 

  • Black maternal health & infant mortality – This project will use restorative journalism by empowering women in Cleveland to tell their first-person narrative via a number of channels, including written stories, radio and photography.
  • Witness protection and rights – This collaboration will help close a gap in understanding about the safety and rights of those who witness crime, while pushing for solutions that could promote a safer system in Cleveland.
  • Basic information needs in Woodhill Estates – This project will involve and inform residents of the 80-year-old public housing development on Cleveland’s East Side around pending changes as a result of a proposal to rebuild the estates.
  • Literacy – This collaborative will explore how media partners and other community organizations can come together to build a culture of reading at Charles Dickens Elementary School in Cleveland’s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in order to address the K-3 literacy rate.
  • Food insecurity – With 59 percent of Cleveland residents living in food deserts, this project will provide a platform for residents in the MidTown, Glenville and Kinsman neighborhoods to tell their stories through a number of different channels. It will strive to better connect residents to food and other key resources around health and well-being.
  • Eviction – This collaborative will tackle the issue of eviction and tenant rights in Akron and Cleveland across a number of communication platforms from the perspective of both tenants and landlords, ultimately producing a tenant’s guide in both English and Spanish.
  • Infant mortality – This project will address the issue of infant mortality in Akron and Cleveland in a two-pronged approach: 1) educating traditional media audiences about how bias and racism play into the treatment of women of color; and 2) use storytelling across a number of social platforms to reach and inform the most at-risk residents of these two communities.
  • Basic information needs in Buckeye-ShakerSquare – By empowering the residents of the Buckeye-Shaker Square neighborhood via a central news hub and first-person storytelling, this collaborative aims to arm residents with the information necessary to advocate for their own well-being.
  • Safety and representation – This restorative journalism project will engage the residents of the Goodyear Heights neighborhood in Akron to elevate an unheard community perspective in regard to the importance of safety and representation at Reservoir Park Pool and access more generally to recreation opportunities.

 

City Scrapers Debuts in Northeast Ohio

Akron Community Foundation and Cleveland Foundation have partnered with Chicago-based City Bureau to bring the organization’s open-source City Scrapers technology to Northeast Ohio. It includes public meeting dates, times, locations and records from more than 150 government agencies at the city and county level in Cleveland and Akron, all standardized in a single location for the first time – and free and open to journalists and residents alike. To date, there is information on more than 1,600 public meetings and 1,700 official documents such as meeting minutes, agendas and notices for Northeast Ohio.

 

City Bureau was founded in Chicago in 2015 and expanded to Detroit in 2018. The organization’s mission is to “bring journalists and communities together in a collaborative spirit to produce media that is impactful, equitable and responsive to the public.”

 

CHILD FOUND OUTSIDE IN COLD ALONE. APPROX 2 YEAR OLD GIRL. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 911 or 216-621-1234

Cleveland Division of Police

Today, just before 8 am, two students walking to school found a young girl outside in the cold alone near 15720 Kipling (Hope Academy)
Unknown who the parents or guardians are as no one has called in. The child is approximately 2 yrs old. She was taken to Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for precautionary evaluation by EMS.
ANYONE WITH INFORMATION PLEASE CALL 911 or 216-621-1234.
CAD #2019-321832

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Cleveland Browns 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule

The NFL has announced the Cleveland Browns 2019 schedule. 

Here is the complete regular season schedule: 

  • Week 1 – Browns vs. Tennessee Titans at 1 p.m. on Sept. 8. The game will be on CBS.
  • Week 2 – Browns at New York Jets on Sept. 16 at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. This will be the Browns’ first primetime game of the season.
  • Week 3 – Browns vs. Los Angeles Rams on Sept. 22 at 8:20 p.m. on NBC. This will be the Browns’ second primetime game of the season and a Sunday Night Football game.
  • Week 4 – Browns at Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. on CBS. 
  • Week 5 – Browns at San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 7 at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN. This will be the Browns’ third primetime game of the season and a Monday Night Football game. 
  • Week 6 – Browns vs. Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. The game will air on Fox.
  • Week 7 – BYE
  • Week 8 – Browns at New England Patriots on Oct. 27 for a 4:25 p.m. The game that will air on CBS. 
  • Week 9 – Browns at Denver Broncos on Nov. 3 for a 4:25 p.m. The game that will air on CBS. 
  • Week 10 – Browns vs. Buffalo Bills at 1 p.m. on Nov. 10. The game will air on CBS. 
  • Week 11 – Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers on Nov. 14 at 8:20 p.m on Fox. This will be the Browns’ fourth primetime game of the season and a Thursday Night Football game. 
  • Week 12 – Browns vs. Miami Dolphins on Nov. 24
  • Week 13 – Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 1. 
  • Week 14 – Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 8. 
  • Week 15 – Browns at Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 15. 
  • Week 16 – Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens on Dec. 22. 
  • Week 17 – Browns at Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 29. 

The Browns announced also announced their preseason schedule on Wednesday.

Mayor Jackson Announces Neighborhood Transformation Initiative Retail Incubator Finalists

Straight from City Hall

As part of Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s
$65 million Neighborhood
Transformation Initiative (NTI)
, seven local entrepreneurs will
launch businesses in the Glenville neighborhood. The small businesses are part
of the initiative’s retail incubator program and will be housed in Glenville
Circle North, a new mixed-use development set to open in summer 2019.

“The NTI Retail Incubator program is
a small part of an overall effort to rebuild a distressed neighborhood and
rebuild the economy of that neighborhood,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “It is
designed to help create wealth by providing support to entrepreneurs who supply
goods and services to the neighborhood.”

Introduced in May 2017, Mayor
Jackson’s NTI involves dozens of private and philanthropic community partners,
working to revitalize Cleveland’s neighborhoods
and spur entrepreneurial growth. Assistance for neighborhood residents
includes: new home construction on vacant land, down payment assistance for
rehabilitated homes, senior home repair assistance and more…

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Cleveland Auto Show Calendar of Events

The countdown to automotive excitement has begun, and tickets are already on sale. The Cleveland Auto Show, presented by Huntington Bank, opens its doors on Friday, Feb. 22 at 5 p.m. at the I-X Center in Cleveland, running through Sunday, March 3.

There’s no other place to see virtually every vehicle the automotive industry has to offer, under one roof, on one floor. True to its history, the Cleveland Auto Show also offers a lot of family friendly events on its calendar.

Friday, Feb. 22: The Cleveland Auto Show officially opens to the public at 5:00 p.m. Friday night also features Dealership Employee Appreciation Night, presented by Spectrum Reach, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24: Cavaliers Mascot Sir CC will be in the Kia display from 1:00-2:30 p.m. to take photos. Monday, Feb. 25: Family Day, presented by Medical Mutual, is when kids 15 and under get in free.

We’ve got special appearances planned, including a visit from Cedar Point’s Snoopy from 4:00-7:30 p.m., who’ll bring a chance to win an overnight stay for four at Castaway Bay PLUS four Two-Day Any Day tickets to Cedar Point!

iHeart Radio will be live on-site for a Block Party from 5:00-8:00 p.m., where you can win great prizes and join a dance party with DJ Kyro! Chomps will be onsite from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Professor Wylde from the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is bringing Interactive Animal Activities from 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Cavaliers rookie point guard Collin Sexton will be signing autographs at the show from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. in the GMC display.

Wednesday, Feb. 27: From 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the main concourse, Kaulig Racing is bringing their owner Matt Kaulig, Fox 8 News anchor Stefani Schaefer, 4-time UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic, and 2018 Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon.

Thursday, February 28: The Cleveland Auto Show honors America’s warriors, veterans and first responders with free admission for Northern Ohio Heroes Day. Free admission is limited to an individual with valid identification and will not be extended to spouses, children or friends, however there is no geographic limitation. No matter when or where you served, or where you currently live, you are free to take advantage of the offer. Full details can be found at clevelandautoshow.com/heroes.

Later that evening, Pro Bowl alumni Linebacker Joe Schobert and OL Joel Bitonio will be signing autographs in the Honda display from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 1: Cavaliers point guard Matthew Dellavedova will be in the Kia display, signing autographs from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 2: Our 20th Annual Classic Car Show awards for “Best of Show” and “People’s Choice” are presented at 2:00 p.m. Check out the Cleveland Auto Show’s Facebook page to help choose the winner!

Also that afternoon, the RAM display will host 92.3 The Fan’s Street Team, and on-air personality Ken Carman will be there between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. Browns linebacker Joe Schobert will join the event from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

9150 South Hills Blvd. Suite 150 Broadview Heights, OH 44147 440.746.1500 / 440.746.1504 (fax) http://www.clevelandautoshow.com

Sunday, March 3: Don’t forget to come back for the Grand Finale of the Cleveland Auto Show at 5 p.m. for the drawing of the Official Vehicle Giveaway, when two lucky winners each take home a 36-month lease of either a 2019 Honda Accord Sport or a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RT – the Official Vehicles of the Cleveland Auto Show. To be eligible to win, register at the Official Vehicle Giveaway booth near the West Entrance of the I-X Center.

THROUGHOUT THE SHOW

Check out the lineup of celebrities on wheels coming to the Show, all to be featured for the entire run of the show!

• Delorean “Time Machine” from Back to the Future

• The Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo

• Mutt Cutts “Shaggin Wagon” from Dumb and Dumber

• 1970 off-road Charger from Furious 7

• Optimus Prime from Transformers: The Last Knight

• LEGO Chevy Silverado, inspired by The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Ride N’ Drives: Our Ride N’ Drives are wildly popular, and in addition to the indoor ride attractions Camp Jeep and the RAM test track which are returning this year, the Cleveland Auto Show will host Ride-N-Drive events from Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Millionaire’s Row: This popular attraction, presented by Bernie Moreno Companies, will also be returning for 2019, larger than ever! This display never disappoints due to the “dream car” status of these high-line vehicles. The makes and models being featured this year are: Mercedes-AMG GT R, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Aston Martin Vulcan, Aston Martin DB11, Aston Martin Vanquish, Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Rolls-Royce Dawn, Maserati Levante GTS, Maserati GTC, and Lotus Evora. (Subject to change.)

Classic Cars: One of the most popular family attractions of the Show, the Classic Car Show will be displayed in the South Hall of the I-X Center throughout the run of the show. Local owners show off their vehicles that are 25 years old or older, with the chance of being selected “Best of Show” or receiving the “People’s Choice” award.

Vehicle Giveaway: Register to win a 36-month lease of either a 2019 Honda Accord Sport or a 2019 Honda Ridgeline RT! Each day of the show, one finalist will be chosen and invited back on Sunday, March 3. Out of the ten finalists invited back, two Grand Prize winners will be selected. So, if you are selected as a finalist, your odds of winning are one in five this year!

About the Cleveland Auto Show

Show hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on opening Friday, Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for preteens and seniors. Children six and under get in free. Parking at the Cleveland Auto Show is always free courtesy of your franchised new motor vehicle dealers. Tickets are available online right now with no convenience fee at http://www.clevelandautoshow.com.

The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio. Featuring pre- production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly one million square feet of exhibits. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports and celebrity appearances throughout the show’s ten-day run. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903. Find us at facebook.com/TheClevelandAutoShow and @CLEAutoShow on Twitter.

Famicos Foundation’s Fourth Annual Young Professional Holiday Party

Come enjoy food, drinks, great music, and tours of the new apartment units at The Madison.

ThirdSpace Action LabFamicos FoundationECDI & the Women’s Business Center and the Sankofa Circle are hosting a holiday party + bazaar on Friday, December 21st from 6:00-10:00 at the (soon-to-be) ThirdSpace Cafe at the Madison – 1464 E. 105th St. Cleveland, OH. 44108

Come enjoy food, drinks, great music, and tours of the new apartment units at The Madison. The Madison is the brand new apartment building above the Third Space Cafe.

The event will have food, spirits, a dj (+ dancing), brief remarks from event hosts and will solicit feedback from attendees on new homes that will be coming on the market in 2019, available programs to receive money towards the purchase of a home, and listening to what YPs want to see for the future of the Glenville community throughout the space all while celebrating the holidays and lifting up businesses for last minute holiday shopping – A BAZAAR!  

We will also be collecting donations of hats, scarves, gloves, and coats for young people who attend school in the Glenville neighborhood.

Sponsored by Famicos Foundation, City Architecture, and Goldhorn Brewery

Register here!

The 39th Annual Tri-C JazzFest

The 39th annual Tri-C JazzFest, presented by KeyBank will take place June 28 – 30, 2018 at Playhouse Square. This year we’re showcasing thirteen acts made up of jazz icons with decades of hits, artists at the pinnacle of their craft and emerging talent just beginning to etch their names in the industry.

Check out our indoor lineup and start planning your JazzFest weekend. Single tickets are on sale now! You can also purchase a festival pass (and save $150+) or become a member today. Jazz Lives Here!

Listen to the 2018 JazzFest Indoor Lineup

https://open.spotify.com/user/tricjazzfest/playlist/2u2IpIGdXUBFuEUaPPgzjG

Indoor Lineup

Be sure to ‘like/follow’ Tri-C JazzFest on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date info!

10th Annual Larchmere Porchfest

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The annual neighborhood festival returns to the Larchmere neighborhood June 16th, 2018 from 1pm – 10pm!

Lounge on front lawns in the Larchmere neighborhood and sample a diverse range of local talent (30 musical acts!!). This event is totally FREE so bring your kids, friends and neighbors. Pack a cooler and drive, ride, walk or bike to Larchmere for this fun-filled day of music & more!

Check out the 2018_Schedule_Map to plan your day and be sure to stick around for the after-parties!

Calling All Browns Fans!!!

Angela Boehm Casting is looking for “true Browns fans” to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

Looking for real people not actors, must be real!. We will be filming Wednesday 6/13 & Thursday 6/14 in various locations in Cleveland, Ohio. Each talent will be needed just 1 day; exact schedule is TBD. Pay $400 for a 12 hour day plus 20% agent fee if you have an agent. We would like to cast real people for all of the positions so that you can bring any necessary gear. Including Police bringing their own bikes.

o Motorcycle Police x2 or 4
o Firefighter x2
o Dog Walker x1
o Hall of Fame Window Washer x1
o Dock Worker x1
o Welder x1
o Butcher x1
o Glass installer x2

To submit please email angela@angelaboehmcasting.com
Subject: BACKGROUND FOR HARD KNOCKS.
Body: Please include name, part you are applying for, photo of yourself and any equipment, dog, bike that may apply.. Please include background of your position. Example if you are a glass installer, where do you work, how long have you done it, etc etc. Include your name, location, phone, height. Again we are looking for real people.