The 6th annual Highland Square Film Festival will take place May 13th with a pre-festival scheduled for May 12th.
Highland Square Neighborhood Association (Porchrokr!) is excited about this year’s Film Festival! The mission is to showcase filmmaking talent with a decidedly local flair. This year, they are maintaining our local focus, as well as broadening their scope to create another memorable film fest that brings the community to multiple locations and film festival events. This year will include full-length feature films including a Q&A with a lead actor, the premiere of Akron’s own 1915 silent short film, multiple screening locations, music, vendors, cash prizes, and a final musical performance.
Friday, May 12th
7:00 pm Film Screening of First Cow followed by Q&A with actor John Magaro
Center for Applied Theatre and Active Culture Theatre
220 S. Balch St.
Akron, OH 44302
Saturday, May 13th
Highland Square Theatre
826 West Market St.
Akron, OH 44303
- 10:00 am – 11:00 am Community Yoga with Yoga Squared @ Will Christy Park
- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Vendor tables open
- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Films/presentations / installations at locations throughout Highland Square
- 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Portage Trail (a fictional silent film from 1915, about Akron at the dawn of the 20th century with live accompaniment) Film Festival Awards, musical performance with Free Black! at Highland Theatre
- $30 Pre-sale ONLY
- Full Pre-Festival and Festival Access to all locations and full events access on BOTH MAY 12 and MAY 13. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket
- $20 ($25 day of the event)
- Full Festival Access to all locations and a full day of events on MAY 13. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket.
- $15 ($17 at door)
- Pre-Festival Film ONLY showing of First Cow, followed by Q&A with actor John Magaro at Center for Applied Theare and Active Culture Theatre
- $15 ($17 day of the event)
- Closing event ONLY premiere of The Portage Trail, film festival awards, and musical performance of Free Black! at Highland Theatre
- $10 ($13 day of the event)
- Short films/presentations ONLY at Yoga Squared, Square Nightclub, Matinee Bar, and the American Legion Post
Tickets are on sale now through May 12