AKRON has won the following awards:

  • Best LGBT Feature FilmColumbus International Film + Video Festival
  • Best Feature FilmOutReels Cincinnati
  • Best Feature Film, Audience Award ImageOut Film Festival (Rochester)
  • Best Feature Film, Audience Award Out at the Movies Int'l Film Fest (Winston-Salem)
  • Audience Award Winner (Best Film) Desperado LGBT Film Festival (Phoenix)
  • Director’s Award Winner  Cinema Diverse: The Gay & Lesbian Film Festival of Palm Springs
  • Audience Choice Winner Cinema Diverse: The Gay & Lesbian Film Festival of Palm Springs
  • Best Feature Film, Audience Award Runner-Up Kansas International Film Festival
  • Best Feature Film, Audience Award Runner-Up MiFo LGBT Film Festival (Fort Lauderdale)
  • Best Feature Film – Male, Audience Award Runner-Up Roze Filmdagen (Amsterdam)
  • Best Feature Film, Nominee (winner TBA) – Cincinnati Film Festival
  • Sold Out (2 screenings)BFI Flare Film Festival
  • Sold Out (2 screenings)St. Louis International Film Festival
  • Sold OutSeattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
  • Sold OutMardi Gras Film Festival (Sydney)
  • Sold OutNYC Benefit for Broadway Cares/EFA
  • Sold OutNewFest (New York City)
  • Sold Out (2 screenings) – The Nightlight Cinema, Akron, OH
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AKRON also has been an official selection at the following Film Festivals:

  • Frameline40: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Cleveland International Film Festival
  • KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Fest
  • Paris Independent Film Festival
  • Out on Film Festival (Atlanta)
  • Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
  • Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival
  • MiFo LGBT Film Festival (Miami)
  • Pink Apple Film Festival (Zurich)
  • Rainbow Fest (Baltimore)
  • Vancouver Queer Film Festival
  • Fresno Reel Pride Film Festival
  • Eau Queer Film Festival (University of Wisconsin Eau Claire)
  • Indiana Cares Campaign (Indiana University of Pennsylvania)
  • Cairns Queer Film Festival (Australia)
  • IMAGE+NATION Montreal LGBT Film Festival