Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Los Lobos to Headline Sunday Concert

2018-04-20T12:25:16+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Legendary band Los Lobos will perform Sunday afternoon May 6th with opening act Run River North. Open to the public at 1:00pm, the show begins at 2:00pm on the outside stage in the festival’s Diversity Drive just north of the Bentonville Square. General admission to the concert is free and open to the public but space is [...]

BFF Makes MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 50 List

2018-04-19T10:47:10+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

We are honored to be included in MovieMaker Magazine's Top 50 Film Festivals worth the Entry Fee! Each year, the industry magazine compiles a list of film festivals, from thousands of submissions, of festivals that filmmakers should pay attention to. "BFF is affecting grassroots change: In 2017, women comprised 67 percent of all directors, 57 [...]

10 Feature Films Will World Premiere at BFF

2018-04-19T10:30:24+00:00 April 19th, 2018|

Ten feature films are set to World Premiere at the 4th annual Bentonville Film Festival, which means, you saw it here first, Northwest Arkansas! "It's exciting to have such a wonderful selection of voices represented in our 2018 program, and an honor that filmmakers are selecting BFF as the festival where they want to premiere [...]

BFF Bike Ride

2018-04-19T13:43:59+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Experience the beauty of Bentonville as we close out the 4th annual BFF on Sunday, May 6th, with one of Northwest Arkansas’ favorite cultural past times: cycling!  The free, family-friendly, one-hour group ride will begin at 11:00am at the trail head located in BFF’s STEAM Zone (Compton Gardens.)  Partners BikeNWA and BeaverWater District will [...]

The BFF APP is Here!

2018-04-18T10:39:11+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Want the scoop on  all things BFF 2018?  Download the free BFF app from the Apple App Store or Google Play to stay up-to-date on everything BFF and get real-time festival updates, schedule changes, and  be the first to know about special giveaways, and more. (Have last year's App? Just update!) BFF App-users have [...]

BFF Announces 33 Short Films in Competition

2018-04-12T11:36:27+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

BFF has added 33 short films to its lineup, 26 with a female director. Get tickets here. “Short filmmaking is truly a unique form of storytelling,” said Wendy Guerrero, BFF’s President of Programming. “To be able to show a full story arc in twenty minutes or less, is an impressive feat. We are so thrilled [...]

BFF To Honor Actor Natalie Morales with See It, Be It Award

2018-04-12T12:14:16+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

BFF will present its inaugural See It, Be It Award to actor, writer, filmmaker and activist Natalie Morales at its Awards Ceremony. The award recognizes a rising and  influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media, a voice that is proud to represent their own and future generations, with an unwavering commitment [...]

Diverse Artists Will Play Coca-Cola Sound Stage at The Meteor

2018-04-12T11:39:37+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

The festival’s music series at The Coca-Cola Sound Stage at The Meteor (128 W Central Ave) highlights emerging and diverse musicians, and includes sets by; Country newcomer, Jillian Jacqueline; breakthrough country chart-topper, Carly Pearce; R&B quartet, Vintage Trouble; You Tube singing sensation, Alex Aoino; Nashville singer-songwriters, Song Suffragettes; and ACM 2018 New Female Vocalist of [...]

Hit The Streets of Downtown Bentonville For Family Fun

2018-04-19T13:47:43+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

BFF will also offer interactive and special event areas around Downtown Bentonville as we effectively add the “festival” to film festival! The focus is inclusion and diversity as our sponsors and partners offer free, outdoor fun for the whole family with exciting demos, giveaways and totally unique experiences. Plus, mark your calendars for BFF’s Bike [...]

The Real’s Loni Love to Host BFF Awards Ceremony

2018-04-14T09:45:11+00:00 April 11th, 2018|

Actor and Comedienne Loni Love will host will host BFF’s Award Show Ceremony on Saturday, May 5th at the Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art, hosted by P&G. The show will feature a performance by Martina McBride as well as the presentation of BFF' juried film and special awards. Love,  who is an author and touring stand up [...]