My Town: 2nd Annual Cleveland Urban Film Festival

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CLEVELAND — The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is ushering in its second year with a brand new lineup of full-length and short films.

The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 18, at Shaker Square Cinema in Shaker Heights and will run for four days.

This year’s opening picture is Elza, a feature film about a Parisian woman of Caribbean descent searching for her father. Along with film screenings, the event will also host panel discussions and talks with film industry professionals.

Festival ambassador and actor Elimu Nelson is also hosting free acting classes on Friday, April 19 and Saturday, April 20.

Admission to the festival is free for kids and high school students. VIP all-access passes are $150 each and college students get a 20% discount on the $50 Film Lover Pass. General admission tickets range in price from $10 to $50.

The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival drew more than 800 visitors during its inaugural year which included 11 full-length feature films and 18 short films.

For more information about the festival and register for acting classes, click here