Canton Film Festival 2016 Releases Schedule for This Year’s Event

Film festival junkies who don’t get their fix at the forthcoming Cleveland International Film Festival, can look forward to the Canton Film Festival 2016. The festival, which takes place from April 21 to 23, functions as “part short films and then part viewing and speaker series” as organizers aim to give audience members access to working filmmakers. Robert Kurtzman, who has done special effects and make-up for movies such as Austin Powers, Bad Boys 2 and From Dusk till Dawn, will be on the guest main speakers. The films screen at the Canton Palace Theatre, and tickets are $5.

Here’s the complete schedule: 

Thursday, April 21
6 p.m. — Doors Open
6:30 p.m. — Sci-Fi / Horror Category Submissions
7:30 p.m. — Beast of White Hall with a post-movie Q& A with director Seth Breedlove

Friday, April 22

6 p.m. — Doors Open
6:30 p.m. — Music Video Category Submissions
7:30 p.m. — Force Perspective: The Story of Artist Derick Hess with a post-movie Q&A with director Nick Cavalier

Saturday, April 23

2 p.m. — Doors Open
2:30 p.m. — Comedy, Action, Short Fiction Drama and Documentary Category Submissions
6 p.m. — Presentation by Robert Kurtzman discussing his lengthy career in film
7:30 p.m. — Sweet Mickey for President with a post-movie Q & A with Ben Patterson. Category Submission Winner Announcement following the Q & A.
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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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