Canton Palace Theatre and Announce 2016 Canton Film Fest Submission Categories, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre and the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation, will host the 2016 Canton Film Festival in downtown Canton, Ohio on April 21, 22 and 23, 2016. During this three-day film event, the public will get the chance to screen the submitted short films of independent directors from Canton, Stark County, North East Ohio and all across the country. As well as be able to hear from industry leaders in cinematography, directing and acting. The final 2016 schedule will be released in early March 2016.
2016 Canton Film Fest categories include: Sports Documentary, Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Music Video and Short Fiction/Drama. All submissions should be no more than 15 minutes each. The early deadline to submit films is Tuesday, March 1, 2016 with a discounted submission fee of $25.00 per entry. Final Deadline is April 1, 2016 with a submission fee of $30.00 per entry.

Submissions can be made by logging onto or by mail to:
Canton Palace Theatre
c/o 2016 Canton Film Fest
605 Market Avenue, N
Canton, Ohio 44702

The Canton Film Fest is a chance for up-and-coming filmmakers to showcase their work. After the entries of each category are screened, there will be an awards ceremony honoring the top-rated films in that respective category, as determined by a panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes for their submissions. Directors who wish to enter their work should visit for submission guidelines.

About, now in its fifth year, is dedicated to cultivating the talent within North East Ohio’s filmmaking and creative community. Through co-presenting events such as the 2016 Canton Film Fest as well as through education, strives to put North East Ohio on the independent filmmaking map.

About the Canton Palace Theatre

Completed in 1926, the Canton Palace Theatre is a downtown architectural jewel registered on the National Historic Registry. A prized community venue for classic, contemporary and art films, The Palace annually hosts more than 300 special events, concerts, recitals and Broadway-style productions. For more information, please visit

The Palace is located at 605 Market Avenue North in Canton, Ohio. Business and box office hours are Monday through Friday 10:00a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Business offices can be reached at (330) 454-8172 and a 24-Hour Recorded Event Information line is (330) 454-8171.