Cleveland International Film Festival begins Wednesday; first film has Cleveland-area producer

CLEVELAND - Film lovers are expected to flock to downtown Cleveland over the next twelve days. The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival begins Wednesday, April 3 and runs until Sunday, April 14.

This year, the festival has expanded to twelve days from eleven last year. The festival is showing more than 180 feature films and 165 short films.

Last year, 85,018 people attended the film festival. That number is up 142% from 2003 when 35,173 attended.

Ticket prices are $12 for members, $14 for non-members. Most of the screenings are being held at the ten different auditoriums at the Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland.

The first film is "The Kings of Summer" showing at 7 p.m. One of the film's producers, Tyler Davidson, is from the Cleveland area.

For a list of film screenings, you can check out the Cleveland International Film Festival's website: http://on.wews.com/Z6ShDp

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