Join us for the Opening Reception of a unique art event that is a testament to the power of art to connect us with the mysteries of the universe and to inspire contemplation!
In celebration of the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse, this film festival is part of an art exhibit that takes a wide-ranging look at human curiosity into the vastness of the sky and its mysteries beyond our reach. “Celestial - Exploring Cosmic Curiosities in Art” is an invitational exhibit featuring several Stark County artists who have expressed their fascination with cosmic phenomena through various artistic media and forms.
Whether through spiritual or secular perspectives, abstract or concrete expressions, 2D or 3D artworks, whimsical or serious-minded interpretations, scientific or irrational visions, visitors are sure to encounter a rich tapestry of creative responses to the mysteries of the cosmos. Each artwork explores the individual wonderment of an artist reflecting upon their understanding of the sun, the moon, stars, planets, galaxies, etc. As you ponder the amazing solar event that includes Stark County in it's " Path of Totality" on April 8, enjoy this thought-provoking and visually stunning celebration of human inquiry and creativity in the face of the cosmic unknown.

Submitted films must in some way align with this theme.

This film series, at Canton Ohio's newest cinema The Cut, is a celebration of the works of every passionate film maker who has ever felt small or unimportant. Canton, Ohio is the 8th largest city in Ohio but spawned a United States President and the NFL organization, and now hosts the Hall of Fame festival every year. Everyone deserves a chance in the spotlight, so show us what you've got.

The Cut Cinema is a 30 seat theater. We are part of Canton Creator Space a work environment for creative professionals.

Official Selection laurels will be distributed to films that are shown.

You must have the right to submit your film and for it to be viewed by the public. We also reserve the right to use images from your film to promote the screening of your film if it is selected for showing. Films that have previously been selected are ineligible. Films must be English Language, Subtitled in English, or be Silent.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival! Great staff! Amazing venue! Excellent communication!

    May 2023
  • Glenn Robinson

    I was accepted into last year's festival, but only knew because Film Freeway notified me. I was never given any information regarding time or location, I don't even know if my short film played.

    If it did not, I would like a refund. I've tried contacting several times before but still have never gotten a response.

    March 2023
  • the Cut Film Series is a little different, it's more of a weekend residency than film festival (hence the title film 'series' not festival). You get 3 nights of screenings in the arts district in Canton, Ohio. The audiences are an eclectic group and support filmmakers. I enjoyed myself and found the presentation to be excellent.

    December 2021
  • Scott & Kameron Hale

    We were happy that Entropy selected to play at this awesome venue!

    October 2021
  • Thank you, Neil. Downtown Canton has a budding art district, and the Cut Theater promises to be a big part of it.

    October 2021