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 Guest: Elec Simon

Anyone who watches the news, keeps abreast of current events, or has children knows that the problem of bullying seems to have gotten worse over the past 20 years, and its consequences have escalated as well. For many children, it can feel like no one is on their side,

Elec Simon is on their side. Using the same percussion skills he brought to the Broadway production of STOMP, he encourages kids to find their voice and how to work together to stop bullying by hosting anti-bully rallies and drum circles for at-risk youth throughout Stark County.

The Canton Film Festival. working with Canton's First Friday, is proud to have Elec Simon lead an Anti-Bullying rally and Drum circle as part of the Anti-bullying themed night. The rally begins at 6:30, and will be followed by a screening of the 2012 Documentary Bully, the award-winning film about the effects of bullying in schools across America, at 7:30 at the Palace Theater.

Please join us for Elec Simon's energetic performance, as well as for this powerful film.

Visit Elec Simon's website

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