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49 West Orange St. #2, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022
440-247-1591 - info@chagrinfilmfest.org

 

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

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Documentaries come alive with these film related events!

All events held in Chagrin Falls. Many events need advance reservations as there is limited seating. Special Event admission is not included with All Festival Pass unless noted.
Check the Festival Program and online schedule for updates.
Discover Pass does not include Special Event admission unless noted.

Love, Gilda

Festival Opening Celebration
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 3

OPENING AND FILM - 7:15PM

Celebrate the 9th Annual Festival Opening with champagne, popcorn and a much anticipated documentary. Love, Gilda gives an intimate view into the life and career of the iconic comedian Gilda Radner.

Film: Love, Gilda

$20  - included with Festival Membership packages

Film Fest 5k Race
Sunday , September 30 – 9 am
Chagrin Falls High School
400 E. Washington St.

Kick off the 9th Annual CDFF 2018 with a 5k race through Chagrin Falls for a great cause!

Presented by Peppertree Capital to benefit LifExtraordinary

Film Fest Lights the Falls!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 through
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
The 9th Anniversary Festival spotlight is on

Chagrin Falls as the upper falls are lit nightly!

International Themed

Dinner and Film
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
South Franklin Circle
16575 S. Franklin St.
Radius Restaurant at South Franklin Circle
presents an international dinner
Dinner reservations beginning at 5:30 pm
Call Radius for dinner reservations
(440) 247-1334
Film: Tripped Up (78 mins.)
Film at 7:30pm

In Tripped Up, competitors from around the world travel across Europe and complete challenges to finish this 'Amazing Race' for ordinary people.

Film tickets and dinner reservations are sold separately.

Celebrating the Chagrin Valley
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Riverside Park (Rain location: Chagrin Falls 
Township Hall)
A Festival preview night and celebration ofthe Chagrin Valley with 
selection of short

documentary films and activities. Get a taste of the festival with a fun-filled evening, family friendly short films and a selection of One Minute Doc Contest entries.

ENTERTAINMENT- 6:00 PM

Fevered Dreams Band

PREVIEW and FILMS - 7:00 PM

Bring your chair or blanket

Sponsored by the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Festival Opening

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre –
Red Carpet begins at 6:30pm
Opening and film at 7:15 pm
Celebrate the Festival Opening

with champagne and popcorn.
Film: Love, Gilda 
SOLD OUT
 

Docs & Donuts

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 – 8:30 am
St Joan of Arc Church,
496 E. Washington St.
Join us for donuts, coffee and docs!
Film: A selection of short films from the 2018 Festival
$10 - 
TICKETS
 

Salad Luncheon
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 – 11:30 am
St Joan of Arc Church,
496 E. Washington St.
Enjoy a wonderful salad lunch and

a selection of 2018 Festival short films.
Hosted by the St. Joan of Arc Women’s Committee
$20 - Advance tickets only 
SOLD OUT

$10 - Film Only 2:00pm additional screening TICKETS
 

Afternoon Tea
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 – 3:00 pm
St Joan of Arc Church,
496 E. Washington St.
Afternoon tea and
the enlightening film: 

The Hello Girls: The Army’s Special Weapon in World War I
$15 - 
SOLD OUT

Whiskey Tasting Happy Hour 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 5:30 PM

Chagrin Falls Township Hall

83 N. Main St.

Celebrating the igniters in the regional spirit industry

a selection of 2018 Festival local short films

Tasting with Cleveland Whiskey and Tom’s Foolery Distillery

Food provided by M Italian

$35/Included with Igniter Level Membership and above

Advance tickets required; limited seats available

TICKETS

 

Exploring the Blockchain Phenomenon

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 11:00AM

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

40 River Street

Film: The Blockchain and Us

Followed by a panel with the igniters in

the NEO blockchain forefront;

Light lunch following in the CVLT lobby

$22 - LUNCH TICKETS SOLD OUT

Sponsored by the Bernie Moreno Companies

FILM TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE

Poetry Reading with Christine Howey

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 5:30 PM 

Valley Art Center

155 Bell St.

TICKETS

Festival Awards Ceremony
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre
Red Carpet – 7:00 pm
Festival Awards are presented - 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

 

Festival Closing
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 – 6:00 pm

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

40 River Street

Celebrate another unforgettable CDFF 2018

with a rousing musical performance

by Fiddlin’  film subject Presley Barker and local bluegrass musicians

$15 - Included with Festival Membership package

TICKETS

LET’S TALK ABOUT IT:

Panel Discussions and Special Film Events

The Impact of Superfood Trends

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Thursday, October 4 | 11:30 am

Film: Superfood Chain

Discussion with the film’s director and super food tasting to follow at Heinen’s,.

20 Plaza Dr, Chagrin Falls

Tasting is free and open to the public following the film.

 

Celebrating Champions of Healing

The Federated Church

Thursday, October 4 | 5:15 pm

Film: Defining Hope

Q&A to follow with the film director and producer.

CEU credit available to the medical profession.

 

Focus on Syrian Refugee Crisis

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Saturday, October 6 | 1:15 pm

Film: Minden Replying

Is there any solution to the tragedy that is the Syrian refugee situation? Meet a courageous crew member at the epicenter of the crisis on the Aegean Sea on the rescue boat “The Minden” and director of Minden Replying.

Opioid Crisis

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Saturday, October 6 | 11:00 am

Film: Overdosed

A discussion of the regional opioid epidemic with the director, subject of the film, and representatives from Hope for Kids.

 

Focus on the Hungarian Community

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Friday, October 5 | 7:30 pm

Film: Foreclosing on Faith

Reception following with Hungarian food and music

Behind the Lens:

The Making of a Documentary

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Saturday, October 6 | 5:30 pm

A panel of visiting filmmakers discuss the techniques and experiences unique to the making of documentary film. Panel is moderated by Dawn Kendrick. Free and open to the public

 

Spotlight on the Ukrainian Genocide

Chagrin Falls Township Hall

Saturday, October 6 | 1:45 pm

Film: Holodomor: Voices of Survivors

An estimated 5 million people perished in the famine known as the Ukrainian genocide. Learn about the history and the impact of this terrible episode in Ukrainian history.

Discussion and Q&A with the filmmaker

 

Igniting the Media and Exploring Social Justice

Chagrin Cinemas B

Saturday, October 6 | 4:15 pm

Film: Roll Red Roll

What impact can one person can have on media, specifically sexual assault stories that are often covered up by a community in denial. Q&A following the film featuring subject Alex Goddard, a crime blogger that brought the Steubenville High School rape case to the media’s attention which then prompted international scrutiny.  

 

Exploring the Night Sky

Chagrin Falls Township Hall

Friday, October 5 | 7:00 pm

Film: Saving the Dark

What do we lose when we lose sight of the stars? Join us for stargazing immediately following the film with the film director and the Chagrin Valley Astronomical Society in Riverside Park.

 

Special Focus: Aging Out of Foster Care

In Partnership with the National Jewish Women’s Council / Cleveland Chapter

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre

Sunday, October 7 | 3:00pm

Film: 21 and Done

Discussion and Q&A

Panel moderated by Rick Jackson of WVIZ