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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Canton Film Fest is ON

The Canton Film Festival 2014 kicked off last night, and if Facebook and Twitter are any indication, it was a huge success! Don't forget that we've go a lot in store tonight, including a chat with filmmaker Erin Brown, a presentation by because I said I would. founder Alex Sheen, an anti-bullying rally with a screening of the film Bully, and a drum circle with Stomp cast member Elec Simon.

And don't forget that tomorrow's a big day, with meet & greets with Brannon Braga and Bruno Gunn, as well as many, many film shorts by independent directors! 

Tonight's events are free, so get out here and have fun! (And don't forget to get your tickets for tomorrow's events!)

Canton Film 2014 Guest: Alex Sheen

In 2012, Alex Sheen had a simple idea: to encourage people to write promises they meant to keep on note cards in order to make these promises concrete. He started a Facebook page, hoping the idea would catch on and a few people might follow his lead. This idea became the because I said I would.movement, inspiring over a million promises in 105 countries.

Realizing that the movement had become an important part in changing people's lives (and, in some cases, saving them) Sheen eventually quit his job as Corporate Strategy Lead at Hyland Software in Cleveland to devote more time on because I said I would. full time, speaking about the movement, fulfilling his own promises, and inspiring others to make the world better, one note card at a time. He continues to help others find the strength that they didn't even know they had to keep true to their words and to their commitments to themselves and others.

On Friday, October 3rd, at 5:30PM, Alex Sheen will speak as a guest speaker at the Canton Film Festival 2014. It's a free event, as are all of Friday's events, so come on out and be inspired!

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