Canton Film Fest

72 short films / 20 filmmakers / April 26-28

Canton Film strives to recognize and support the often-overlooked creative community of Northeast Ohio by providing educational resources, networking, and opportunities to showcase the work of independent artists and filmmakers.

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Sponsor Shout-Out: Monster Energy

Only a few days before Canton Film Fest 2014 takes off! As such, we'd like to thank another of sponsors that helped get this thing moving: Monster Energy.

Monster Energy Drinks come in a variety of flavors, each packed with vitamins, minerals, and the caffeine you need to get you though your day, your night, and possibly even the next day! There are Monster products to just give you energy, and there are products to help you recover from "the night before." When you don't think the standard Monster can is enough to get you going, grab a can of Monster Extra Strength with Nitrous Technology! 

I'd be wiling to bet a few of the films at Canton Film Fest were fueled by Monster...

Visit Monster Energy's website, or go to the store and unleash the beast!

Sponsor Shout Out: Malone University

One again, the Canton Film Festival would like to take some time to thank its sponsors, without whom the Canton Film Festival could not happen. Today, we thank Malone University.

In 1957, Malone University, then known as Malone College, moved to  Canton, Ohio. Formerly a Bible college in Cleveland known as the Cleveland Bible College, the school redefined itself as a liberal arts college with a Christian focus, preparing students for all areas of life, both secular and spiritual.

In 2008, Malone College became Malone University. With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, Malone University is dedicated to giving students the attention they deserve, the education they need, and the spiritual guidance to help them go out into the world to serve Christ.  

Visit Malone University's website to learn more.

Sponsor Shout Out: Cultured Coffee Co.

Once again, we'd like to remind everyone that the Canton Film Festival couldn't happen without our sponsors. They are what keep the festival going, and also what keeps the ticket prices so affordable! With that in mind, we'd like to take the time to thank Cultured Coffee Co. for sponsoring the Canton Film Festival!

Since December 2013, Cultured Coffee Co. has been serving up their single-origin coffee, as well as other coffee drinks to start your morning, get you through the day, or help you stay up late! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, the atmosphere is great, and the location, at 309 Cleveland Avenue Northwest, is convenient!

Cultured Coffee open daily from 7AM to 11PM, so stop in, have a seat, grab a drink, and enjoy!

Visit Cultured Coffee Co. on the web

Sponsor Shout-Out: Akron Canton Airport

Since 1948, the Akron-Canton Airport has offered flights across the country. Its convenient location, in North Canton, plus the fact that it has the lowest average fare in Ohio, have brought almost 1.8 million passengers each year to their favorite destinations.  As part of the airport's CAK 2018 plan, it will be expanded to include fights to the Caribbean, Mexico, and Canada.

Canton Film is proud to have the Akron-Canton Airport as a sponsor. The Akron-Canton Airport has offered up 4 $100 vouchers for Southwest Airlines, to be given to lucky members of our audience at this year's Canton Film Festival! Watch this space for more details!

Visit the Akron-Canton Airport's website

Sponsor Shout-Out: VGKids

Canton Film continues its week of thanking its sponsors by thanking VGKids.

The story of VGKids is pretty fascinating, You can read more about them on their website but basically, in 1997, at 17 years of age, James Marks started a vegetarian grocery store in Pontiac, Michigan called, well, The Vegetarian Grocer. There, he sold food and hosted punk rock shows in the basement. The store also sold records and zines, which further aligned the store with the local music scene. 

Though the store went under, he parlayed his reputation into a successful screen printing business that, at first, catered to that music scene but eventually branched out. His screen printing studio, VGKids (named for the Vegetarian Grocer Kids), maintained their DIY ethos while growing into a full-service screen printer. This means that they handle each order as if it were a personal project, with the same care that they would if they were working with their friends back in those DIY days.

VGKids prints posters, stickers, clothing, record jackets, stationary, and many other things to suit your needs.

Canton film thanks VGKids for their sponsorship!

Visit the VGKids website

Sponsor Shout-out: Kent State University

As you may know, an event like the Canton Film Festival takes a lot of hard work to put together, and not just the work of Canton Film and the guests & filmmakers featured in the Festival. The Festival couldn't happen without its sponsors. This week, we'd like to take a little time to talk a little but about each of our sponsors (in no particular order).

One of Canton Film Festival's long-time sponsors has been Kent State University. Kent State University has been an important part of North East Ohio since 1910. Through the years, many of the artists, writers, and musicians who have shaped American culture have studied at Kent State, including Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, actor/talk show host Arsenio Hall, writer David Sedaris, and Canton Film Festival Guest Brannon Braga. 

In 1946, Kent State opened its satellite Stark Campus, serving the needs of the greater Canton area. According to its website, this campus "offers 18 bachelor’s, four master’s, three associate degrees and several minors, as well as the opportunity to begin coursework in the more than 250 bachelor’s degrees at Kent State University." Kent State, as well as its Stark Campus, is a huge part of North East Ohio's educational landscape.

The Canton Film Festival is proud to have Kent State as a Sponsor!

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Visit Kent State's Stark Campus website