Emerge Microcinema is a pop-up microcinema focusing on locally produced films in Northeast Ohio.

We are looking for films made by Northeast Ohio-based filmmakers. Films with ties to Northeast Ohio (locations, actors, etc.) are also accepted. Please include any connections in the custom form.

Please Note: Submissions are for April 2019 Screening

Applicants warrant the submission of their original work and state that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.

Overall Rating
  • Dan Edwards

    We had the pleasure of having our film Maestro shown recently and it was a great experience all around. The folks at Emerge were supportive and communicative and the crowd was enthusiastic. The venue was so much fun that we can't wait to submit future films.

    May 2018
  • Keegan Larwin

    Great event! Great people! Very warm and accommodating.

    May 2018
  • Excellent communication regarding our short one GSLV Mark3. Eagerly waiting to submit in the next edition also

    May 2018
  • This was an amazing festival. They were all amazing and were easy to contact. Each film has a Q&A after which makes many people ask questions and it's a nice little setting for some films and to enjoy a nice night. I can't wait to submit again.

    May 2018
  • Jason Klingensmith

    I was fortunate enough to be a part of the February "Night of Local Short Films & Videos" at Forest City Brewery, held by Emerge Microcinema, with my short film "Twenty Dollar Limit". It was a great venue, with a comfortable, relaxed environment. The screening was well organized, their communication leading up to the event was great, and they really made the filmmakers feel welcome. I definitely plan to submit to Emerge in the future.

    February 2018