The Northeastern Ohio International Film Festival isn't like the other Film Festivals. Our judges aren't looking for big name actors or directors. We are truly an independent film festival and our judges rate and grade films on the merits of the films using an extensive proprietary grading system. Each judge will also provide notes and a short constructive critique of the film.

We guarantee that every submission will be screened by our judges and fairly graded. The winning film from each main category will be screened at our event to a large viewing audience. We'd love to have you attend our event, especially if we're screening your film. There will be industry workshops and networking opportunities for all attendees. The festival is being held at night in the backyard of Thanatron Studios, in Akron, Ohio on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at 6pm. The outdoor theatre will consist of a Jumbo 151 by 85 inch screen, a professional 1080p projector and a 1,650 watt audio system with 18 inch subwoofers. All films look and sound amazing on this system.

All submissions, whether accepted or not, will receive judges critiques on their film. You may enter more than one film or the same film in multiple categories but a separate entry fee is required for each. Contact us for your entry fee discount code if you reside in the Northeastern Ohio region for 50% off all fees.

If you're a film maker submit your film now. If you're a film fan volunteer your time. If you're a business or organization and would like to further the arts in the Northeastern Ohio area become a sponsor.