Behind the Scenes at Cle’s International Film Fest – Patrick Shepherd


Cleveland Stories Dinner Parties

  • Venue:Supper Club
  • Showtime:7:00 pm
  • Doors open:5:00 pm
  • All Ages, Free Admission, Dining Reservations Required




Doors open at 5:00pm, with the storytelling beginning promptly at 7:00pm

  • Weekly series combining great food with great stories about Cleveland’s past
  • Prix Fixe Fixe 3-course dinner option just $20
  • This week’s menu:
    • French Onion Soup
    • Pot Roast
    • Blueberry Pie

    The full Rusty Anchor menu will also be available.

    Story topic this week…

    Behind the Scenes at Cle’s International Film Fest
    Cleveland film pro Patrick Shepherd takes the stage to share stories about his experience at the Cleveland International Film Festival over the last two decades. Shepherd will talk about his role with the CIFF, some of his favorite memories from prior years, and he will pick some featured films to look out for in 2020.

    Patrick will also be sharing some short films and trailers of feature films from the CIFF44 program.

    Patrick Shepherd Bio

    Patrick Shepherd has worked to produce the Cleveland International Film Festival for more than two decades and has served as the organization’s Associate Director since 2006. He has managed the CIFF’s fundraising and community engagement efforts as the Festival’s attendance tripled (to 105,839) and its budget quadrupled (to $3.2 million) over the course of the past 18 years. A lifelong Ohio resident and member of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2020, Patrick won the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award in 2007 for his work on behalf of the LGBTQ community. Plus he was also a regular news roundtable panelist for “Feagler & Friends” (WVIZ/PBS ideastream) from 2003 to 2013. He holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Bowling Green State University and resides in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
    The goal of the Cleveland Stories Dinner Party is to bring to life some of the fun, interesting stories about Cleveland’s past – from sports, to rock ‘n roll, to Millionaire’s Row, — the series will focus on tidbits from Cleveland’s past that will really thrill the audience. The Music Box is presenting this series in partnership with the Western Reserve Historical Society’s new Cleveland History Center. We think the Cleveland History Center is one of the most important museums in Cleveland. An unknown gem that Clevelanders should know more about, and support. It is the only museum in Cleveland dedicated to preserving and documenting the history of Cleveland. The Cleveland History Center includes two mansions, the Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, Research Library, Kidzibits Hands-On Gallery, rotating exhibitions, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel.


    TBA, Stay Tuned


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