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 Festival 2014 Guest: Brannon Braga

One of the great things about the Canton Film Festival is that it manages to bring in some pretty terrific guest speakers. This year, Brannon Braga will be joining us!

Brannon's had a pretty big year, both as Producer/Director of the series Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (Starring Neil deGrasse Tyson) and as Producer/Writer of WGN's original series SalemBraga is perhaps better known, however, as one of the more prolific writers of the Star Trek series, writing episodes of The Next GenerationVoyager, and Enterprise, as well as the films Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: First Contact.

Though Braga was born in Montana, he spent some of his youth in Canton, graduating from Canton McKinley High School before attending Kent State University. At the Festival, he'll be screening a reel of his work, followed by a discussion of his life and career, from his humble beginnings in Montana to his adventures through the final frontier! 

Brannon Braga will appear on Saturday, October 4th. More details as we get the schedule locked down!

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