Programs

Here’s a list of our current programs. Check the calendar on the home page for upcoming instances of each.

First-run Films
Every month, we host a new independent or foreign film at the Akron Art Museum.

Film Club
It’s like a book club for movies. We watch a classic film, and then discuss it as an audience.

Among the diverse selection discussed previously: Chris Marker’s La Jetee, Eric Rohmer’s The Bakery Girl of Monceau, Edgar G. Ulmer’s Detour, Guy Maddin’s The Heart of the World, John Ford’s The Searchers, Wes Anderson’s Rushmore and many others.

Freakishly Short Animation Festival
We celebrate Halloween with some of the best animated shorts of the year. Hilarious, moving, or plain beautiful films make up a brisk one-night program.

Contests
Teams sign up to create a new work based on a given theme or creative restriction. We started out with 48 hour contests, but now the typical time allowed is two weeks. When time is up, every participant shows their result at a well attended wrap-up event, and an independent jury chooses a winner. The audience also votes and chooses their own favorite.

SPARK: Family Film Fest
Families and kids are invited to a Saturday afternoon of hands on activities and smart, fun films they might not otherwise come across. SPARK is a co-production of Akron Film+Pixel and the Akron Art Museum.