Akron Film+Pixel is a year-round social organization for creators and fans of film and games.
It evolved from the Akron Film Festival, which Rob Lucas founded in 2002. He ran the event at The University of Akron’s Gardner Student Center that year and the next. In 2006 and 2007, the UA student filmmaking organization “The 2380 Project” hosted the fest at the Student Union Theater. In September 2007, a new team, including Steve Felix, Mike Honeck, Kendra Minadeo, Rob Lucas, and Sara Lucas, incorporated the festival and attained 501(c)3 nonprofit status.
The resultant 2008 fest, hosted by the Bang and the Clatter Theatre in the Summit Artspace, was AFF’s largest success yet thanks to the turnout of filmmakers and film buffs from Akron and beyond. After moving the fest to the Akron Art Museum in 2009, the organization’s name became simply “Akron Film” to accommodate our growing range of programs. Then, with interest in the videogame arts increasing, it became “Akron Film+Pixel.”
We’re organized as a 501(c)3 nonprofit under the name Akron Creative, Inc. with the mission to bring creative people together and inspire new projects by exhibiting innovative work and providing accessible opportunities for collaboration.