Cindependent Film Festival Announces Partnership with 21c Museum Hotel


Cincinnati OH - (April 23, 2018) - The clock is ticking for Earlybird submissions to the Cindependent Film Festival this summer, August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine. As a new incentive for filmmakers, we’re pleased to announce a partnership with the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. “We’re so excited to be hosting filmmakers in Cincinnati to continue to expose the Queen City as a film destination city, helping to stimulate the economy and provide access to independent artists in our community,” said CFF Founder and Director, Allyson West.

Filmmakers whose work is selected for the festival will be eligible for two nights of free lodging at the 21c Museum Hotel. Located just blocks from the festival’s Woodward Theater home, the 21c Museum Hotel took the historic Metropole Hotel and reimagined it as a contemporary art museum. Festival organizers will be in touch with filmmakers who qualify.

This exciting hotel offer serves as extra incentive for filmmakers to submit their work before the April 30, “Earlybird” deadline and save $5. “Earlybird submissions end April 30, but we’re still taking submissions through July 3. We encourage early submission because we’re just as excited as you are, and we want to see your work as soon as possible,” West said.


The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. CIFF will provide community camaraderie, drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the world, educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day!   

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