It’s a dream come true to announce that Treacle has been selected for this year’s Academy Award® qualifying Cleveland International film Festival (CIFF44). In the spring of 2019, CIFF43 featured 450 films originating from 71 countries and an attendance of 105,839 film-lovers – making CIFF Ohio’s premier film event and one of the largest and longest-running regional film festivals in the US.

The festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community. Their vision is shaped around being a leader in helping the world discover the power of the film arts to educate, entertain, and celebrate an inclusive human experience.

Due to COVID-19 this year’s festival has had to cancel, BUT through sheer determination and their loyalty to the filmmakers, they’ve moved the festival online. Learn more about the CIFF4 Streams here.

Treacle follows friends Belle and Jessie when they go away for the weekend and drunkenly hook up; what seems like an awkward slip up to firmly heterosexual Jessie, is in fact an incredible betrayal to bisexual Belle.

In collaboration with the Bisexual Resource Center, the film supports the notion that bisexuality isn’t just a phase or an experiment nor is the ‘B’ there to just help the acronym roll off the tongue. We hear you & we see you! This is one of our stories.

The film has gone on to cream at over 50 festivals worldwide picking up multiple nominations and awards along the way, including the Best Women in Film award at the Bolton Film Festival.

April Kelley speaks with news 5 Cleveland here about CIFF44 moving online.

Learn more about the festival here.

Watch the trailer for Treacle here.

Treacle on IMDb