The Highland Square Film Festival


The Highland Square Film Festival is an annual celebration of Akron’s film talent. 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.

We are going virtual this December! The screen may be smaller, but our scope will be larger than ever! 2020 has been…a year, so show us what it’s been like from your perspective in 5 minutes or less! 

Submissions will close on November 20, 2020 at midnight. Send your submissions to as a YouTube/Vimeo link and pay the $25 submission fee to our PayPal at

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