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(Porchrokr!). The mission is to showcase filmmaking talent with a decidedly local flair. This year, we are maintaining our local focus, as well as broadening our scope to create another memorable film fest that brings the community to multiple locations and film festival events. This year will include two full-length feature films, multiple screening locations, music, vendors, cash prizes, and a dance party. 

Highland Square Film Festival Saturday, May 13-14. 

***Accepting Film Submissions Through Friday, April 8th***

Pre-Festival: Friday, May 13 ($15, Tickets available at nightlightcinema.com)

  • 9:00 pm Film Makers Event & Film Screening of Dead Next Door. Introduced by J.R. Bookwalter.

  • Location The Nightlight @ 30 North High St.

Itinerary: Saturday, May 14

  • 9:15-10:15 Community Yoga with Yoga Squared.


  • 11:00-1:00 “Akron” the film Q & A with Brian O’Donnell, (Writer/ Director).

  • 11:00-6:00 Vendor tables open.

  • 1:15-2:15 Free Black! Outside of Mr. Zubs.

  • 2:30-5:30 Films/workshops @ locations throughout Highland Square.

  • 6:30 Awards @ Mustard Seed Cafe.

  • 7:00-8:30 Dance Party with DJ Ben Crazy.

Film Festival: Saturday, May 14

  • $20 ($25 day of the event) Full Festival Access to both of the events. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket.

  • $15 ($17 day of the event) Feature Film “Akron” with Q&A @ The Highland Theater.

  • $10 ($13 day of the event) Short films/workshops ticket @Yogasquared, Mustard Seed Market, and the American Legion Post.

*** Ticket Sales Now Through May 13 ***

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Highland Film Festival is organized by the Highland Square Neighborhood Association 

Venue Information

Highland Square Theatre
826 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44303

Organizer Information

Highland Square Neighborhood Association

826 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44303
+1 (330) 447-5143

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Mina Riazi
+1 (330) 714-4308
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