Highland Square Neighborhood Association

Highland Square Neighborhood Association is a 501(c)3 organized to celebrate the art, history, and unique vibe of Highland Square in Akron, Ohio.

Highland Square Neighborhood Association

The Highland Square Film Festival is an annual celebration of Akron’s film talent along with select shorts from around the world. Established in 2017, the festival aims to bring together a wide and diverse local film scene one weekend a year. Film-making workshops, panel discussions, artist spotlights, and more are all part of the event which culminates in a short film showcase featuring amateur filmmakers and seasoned pros alike.

This year's festival will feature two pre-selected feature films and will showcase short films selected through the submission process. Films from filmmakers Films from Ohio-based filmmakers will be given preference to others but all are welcome to submit for consideration. Film shorts and trailers under 10 minutes will be considered for the following cash prize awards:

  • Best Narrative Short
  • Best Documentary Short
  • Best Music Video
  • Best Experimental Short
  • Best Animated Short
  • Best Student Short Film (18 or under)
  • Best Trailer for a Feature Length Film

Films should not exceed 10 minutes in length.


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

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Mina Riazi
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