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Over 200 films on tap for 2023 Short. Sweet. Film Fest

By FOX 8 News Cleveland | March 1, 2023

It’s the 12th year for the Short.Sweet.Film Fest and Fox 8’s Wayne Dawson talks with creator MIke Suglio about what type of films will be screened and what makes a short film so special. The Short.Sweet.Film Fest runs March 1st through March 5th at Atlas Cinemas Shaker Square.

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Cleveland’s Short. Sweet. Film Fest Features More Than 75 Local Filmmakers

By Cleveland Magazine | February 28, 2023

The regional fest centers around, you guessed it, short films, from local, national and international directors.

Since 2012, up-and-coming filmmakers have gathered in Cleveland for a night of cinematic brevity.

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Brief treats: 12 Years of the Short. Sweet. Film Fest

By FreshWater Cleveland | February 22, 2023

The Short. Sweet. Film Fest returns to its original in-person format next week when 226 short films hit the big screens at Atlas Cinemas’ Shaker Square Cinemas.

“We’re going all in-person this year,” says Michael Suglio, festival executive director. “To me, films are meant to be shared with other people in a theater.”

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Short. Sweet. Film Fest expands to 200+ films, moves to Shaker Square

By Cleveland.com | February 22, 2023

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The idea for the Short. Sweet. Film Fest was born in 2011. Local filmmaker Michael Suglio was at a club to see a friend’s punk band play and noticed that everybody in the crowd knew each other. Then another friend came up to him and asked him a fortuitous question.

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A Local Celebration of Film!

By WKYC | February 20, 2023

Hollie talks with Mike Suglio about the Short. Sweet. Film Fest that’s entering it’s 12th year in March!

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More Than 200 Films To Screen at Upcoming Short. Sweet. Film Fest

By Cleveland Scene | February 17, 2023

Now in its 12th year, the Short. Sweet. Film Fest started when Michael Suglio, who was watching a few bands play at the punk club Now That’s Class (now No Class) some years back, realized that hosting a film festival in an informal, club-like atmosphere would be a good idea. While the festival began at Market Garden Brewery, it’s outgrown that space, and this year’s iteration of the event will take place from March 1 to March 5 at Atlas Cinemas Shaker Square.

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Mike Suglio joins “Sound of Ideas.”

By ideastream | February 24, 2022

On the “Sound of Ideas,” we’ll learn about the short sweet film festival that began this week.

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Interview with Mike Suglio of Short. Sweet. Film Festival.

By Majic 105.7 | February 24, 2022

Mike Suglio, Director of the Short Sweet Film Festival joins The Mark Nolan Show. He talks about how many films will be shown over the course of 5 days and where you can watch them. He also discusses how they acquire films to be shown and why they started this festival here in Cleveland.

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Short. Sweet. Film Fest featured on Fox 8

By Fox 8 | February 23, 2022

Director Mike Suglio talks about what to expect during the 11th annual Short. Sweet. Film fest in Cleveland.

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Short and sweet: Film festival this week celebrates the art of the short film

By FreshWater Cleveland | February 21, 2022

What started as a small gathering at Market Garden Brewery in Ohio City, the Short. Sweet. Film Fest has now become has become a five-day affair. Now in its 11th year, the short-film-only is now a can’t-miss event for aspiring Cleveland filmmakers.

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