Thank You For Making BFF 2018 The Most Successful To Date!
With the support of more than 100 sponsors, 150 filmmakers, 200 volunteers and the community of Bentonville, we are proud to announce that the 4th annual BFF was the most successful to date. Read more about attendance and find recent news from our blog, including a thank you note from our co-founder Geena Davis; and save the dates for 2019: April 30-May 5. Check back soon for submission information for BFF 2019, and watch the video to the right to relive the whole thing.
CHAMPIONING INCLUSION IN ALL FORMS OF MEDIA
Co-founded by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis & Inclusion Companies CEO Trevor Drinkwater, the Bentonville Film Festival is a one of a kind annual event that champions inclusion in all forms of media. BFF is a year-long platform culminating with an annual six-day festival, in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola. The Bentonville Film Festival is held the first week of May of every year in Bentonville, Arkansas and includes an impactful Inclusion, Research and Content Summit. Connecting engaged entertainment industry leaders and major corporate changemakers with a diverse array of storytellers affords BFF the unique opportunity to amplify commercially viable content, solutions and initiatives that adequately represent the world around us.
You will be amazed at all the outstanding work being done by our partners to change the world. Here are some of our favorite examples:
Walmart gives $30 Million for Harvey Relief & Recovery Efforts.
Coca-Cola Scholars are part of the family!
Marvel celebrates International Women’s Day in a powerful way.
BFF would like to thank each of the one hundred festival sponsors who are committed to our mission of inclusion in media. These corporations, small businesses and foundations work year-round to promote diversity and inclusion [...]
At the 2018 festival, BFF teamed with Big Vision Empty Wallet, a film and television incubator, to award one creator with a narrative feature or series in competition by offering them a spot in their 2018 [...]
The 2018 edition of BFF broke attendance records, growing 15% to more than 85,000 festival goers. Supported by more than 100 like-minded sponsors, including founding sponsor, Walmart and presenting sponsor, Coca-Cola, BFF hosted more than [...]