About GCUFF

The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is gearing up for its 5th year with a phenomenal line-up of urban features, documentaries and shorts shown September 15-23 at Shaker Square Cinema in Shaker Heights, Ohio. GCUFF continues to provide a unique voice for the stories that need to be told about people of color. Over the past 4 years, GCUFF has screened 75 feature films and 100 short films that showcased diverse content exploring a broad range of topics. Opening Night will be held on Thursday, September 15 at the Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art (11150 East Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio). In addition to a Monologue Competition and Community Screenings there will be a number of workshops dedicated to increasing awareness and dialog around important issues and stories from within our communities. Featured Panels includes State of Black Media and Marketing and Distribution Using Digital Media.

The mission of GCUFF is to create a space within the Greater Cleveland community that fosters artistic expression and collaborations as well as recognize and reward independent filmmakers. GCUFF is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of African American and African Diaspora cinema, as well as, the education of media arts, desiring to assure the event’s continued growth and success for years to come; GCUFF is a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) status. Sponsorship packages are available online at: gcuff.org. GCUFF would like to thank its Sponsors to date including AARP for their valued support of this year’s film festival. GCUFF is for you. GCUFF is for everyone!


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Frequently Asked Questions

When will the film schedule be posted?

We are working hard to post the schedule as soon as possible.  We will alert the community through our email alerts and social media as soon as it is posted – stay tuned for details coming soon!

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Where are the film screenings?

The film screenings take place at the Shaker Square Cinemas, located at 13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120. (Phone: 216-921-9342; Map)

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Where can I pick up my passes or tickets?

You can pick your passes and tickets up at the Shaker Square Cinema box office.

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Where can I stay?

There are several hotels in the University Circle neighborhood, which is near the cinema: the Glidden House, Marriott Courtyard Cleveland University Circle, and the Double Tree Tudor Arms Hotel.

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