SEPTEMBER 19-27, 2024

The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival was established with the artistic vision to provide a platform for independent filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors from the African Diaspora to expose their work to a diverse audience in Greater Cleveland.

GCUFF also provides educational opportunities aimed at inspiring and encouraging individuals who are considering a career in the film industry and to gain a deeper appreciation for the arts.

GCUFF believes that films can lead to a better understanding and communication between, people of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

GCUFF is presented as a 4-day in-person event followed by a 7-day virtual exhibition.

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS

SUMBMISSIONS ARE OPEN

Calling all Creatives! Submissions for the 13th Annual Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival are NOW OPEN! 

Deadlines
Early Deadline: March 15, 2024
Regular Deadline: April 30, 2024
Late Deadline: May 31, 2024

Call for films 2024 Every year we accept films and stories that celebrate and resonate with our audience we encourage local national and international participation all accepted entries will be notified by July 10th

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A GLIMPSE AT GCUFF 2023

A GLIMPSE INTO THIS YEARS 12TH ANNUAL GREATER CLEVELAND URBAN FILM FESTIVAL

Interview with GCUFF Festival Executive Director, Donna Dabbs, Exploring all things Afrofuturism

A Conversation with Festival Digital Marketing Director, TiaMarshae Johnson

12 Annual Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival with Alton Tinker

 Board Member and Filmmaker, Mike Berry shares what filmgoers can expect. 

Kevin Taylor, talks about our student initiatives and how we are preparing the next generation of filmmakers.  

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