The oldest film festival in the United States, showcasing world-class independent films.

Two days of festivities April 17-18, 2020, designed to celebrate independent film. Take part in honoring makers and creatives around the globe.

The final deadline is January 15th, 2020.



As the oldest, continuously running film festival in North American history, we have quite a lengthy story. Beginning in 1950 with the formation of the Film Council leading to our upcoming festival in 2020.

About and FAQ

Learn about the film festival, its board, and the most frequently asked questions. This is the space to find out important info about who to contact and what to do for commonly occurring issues before attempting to contact us.

Film Submission

We are currently accepting film submissions for our 2020 festival. Don’t delay, we close at midnight on January 15th. Join the legacy of the old festival in America!

2020 Festival

Our 2020 Festival is scheduled for April 17th and 18th at a TBD location. The Festival is laid out in blocks and includes categories such as documentary, narrative, animation, short films, student, international and Ohio.


The final deadline is January 15th, 2020.

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