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For over 135 years, the Cleveland Institute of Art has produced amazing artists and designers. How do we know? Our graduates have produced artwork that can be viewed at some of the world’s most prestigious art museums. And, we’re sure at some point, you have used a product that one of our design alums has created.

As a CIA graduate, you automatically become part of CIA’s Alumni Association and have access to a variety of resources to jump-start or further your career. You can reconnect with fellow alums at events held throughout the year.

CIA President Grafton Nunes speaking at an alumni reception

Short Listed: The 2022 CIA Alumni Film Exhibition

The Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Council and the Cinematheque present the first-ever showcase of short movies made by CIA grads! Culled from submissions received via an open call, the works to be shown will represent a variety of genres likely to include animation, experimental, and documentary. Each film will be 20 minutes or less. Jurors for this inaugural edition of Short Listed were Grafton Nunes, CIA President Emeritus and film scholar; Alison O’Daniel, filmmaker and 2003 CIA alum; and Genevieve Schwartz, Cinematheque Assistant Director. Cleveland premiere. DCP. Approx. 120 min.

Special admission $10; members, CIA & CSU I.D. holders, and those age 25 & under $7; CIA alumni free. No passes.

Face masks, though always recommended, must be worn by filmgoers only when the CDC’s community risk level for Covid in Cuyahoga County is HIGH. Visit for the current community risk level and see the “Face Coverings” section for our detailed mask requirements.

As a reminder, filmgoers can park for free in Lot 73 and in the Institute's annex lot, and should enter CIA via nearby Entrance C. Click here for a map.

Buy advance tickets to Cinematheque films here.

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