May 2-7, 2017

2017 PROGRAMMING LINE UP FOR 2017 NARRATIVE, DOCUMENTARY, SPOTLIGHT, SHORT FILM, AND EPISODIC COMPETITIONS

Mar 27, 2017

Bentonville Film Festival, Co-Founded by Academy Award Winner Geena Davis, Along with Founding Sponsor Walmart and Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola are proud to showcase Opening Night Film, “3 Generations” Starring Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon Slate Includes Mission Aligned Films Championing Women and Diverse Voices, Films of Vision and Pressing Relevance, Comedies and Social…

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GEENA DAVIS AND THE BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 2017 SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTING NEW PROGRAMMING AND EVENTS

Mar 22, 2017

Bentonville Film Festival, Co-Founded By Academy Award Winner Geena Davis, Along with Founding Sponsor Walmart and Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola Announce The Schedule For 2017 With Expanded Programming And Event Lineup (BENTONVILLE, Ark.) — The Bentonville Film Festival is proud to announce its 2017 schedule of events. The Festival will take place May 2-7 in Bentonville,…

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ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING ACTOR GEENA DAVIS ANNOUNCES 3RD ANNUAL BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL FOR MAY 2017

Sep 28, 2016

After experiencing significant growth in 2016, BFF will continue in Third Year with new Commercial and expanded Short Film Competition BENTONVILLE, Ark (September 28, 2016) — The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) today announced the dates for the third annual festival, returning to Bentonville, Arkansas May 2-7, 2017. Co-founded by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis &…

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Samsung Create 2016

Sep 20, 2016

The Bentonville Film Festival, in conjunction with Samsung created an exciting opportunity for student filmmakers in Northwest Arkansas to improve and showcase their filmmaking techniques during the 2016 festival. Called “Samsung Create”, the contest solicited entries from groups of area students. The digital shorts, created on Samsung tablets, focused on core themes important to the BFF mission…

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Short Film Winners 2016 – 10 Films 10 Brands

Aug 18, 2016

The Bentonville Film Festival, in conjunction with Walmart and ESPNW, created an exciting opportunity for new filmmakers to be discovered during the 2016 festival. Called “10 Brands /  10 Stories”, the contest solicited entries from filmmakers based on concepts provided by leading consumer brands. The resulting two-to-five-minute videos incorporated the brand sponsor’s catch phrase, slogan product or essence…

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Eat Your Heart Out Bentonville! BFF Digs These Local Dives

May 25, 2016

by Cherry Bentonville is the new foodie hotspot of the South. These eateries prove it! There is no shortage of delicious dives to fuel visitors of the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) during their film-watching fun. Check out these recommendations of restaurants and food trucks to try in the area, and plan out your food tour…

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GEENA DAVIS AND THE BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE 2016 COMPETITION WINNERS Lifetime Adds Script Writing Competition

May 8, 2016

  The second annual Bentonville Film Festival which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 7 at an Awards Show hosted by Luvvie Ajayi, award-winning writer, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. BFF is the only festival to…

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Bentonville Film Festival Announces Celebrity Appearances and Book Signing at Walmart Neighborhood Market Bentonville Square

May 6, 2016

WHAT: In conjunction with the Bentonville Film Festival, Nely Galán and Kimberly Paisley will be in appearance at the Walmart Neighborhood Market Bentonville Square on Friday, May 6, 2016. Each will be signing recently published books and meeting with fans. Nely Galán (12 pm) ‘Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich in Every Way.’ Nely…

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Bentonville Film Festival Announces Geena Davis Event with Meg Ryan, Kimberly Paisley and Nia Vardalos

May 5, 2016

IN CONTROL OF HER OWN DESTINY – Crystal Bridges Museum, Friday, May  6, 11:30 am Moderator: Alex Cohen (NPR)  Panelists: Geena Davis, Kimberly Paisley, Nia Vardalos and Meg Ryan. According to the Geena Davis Institute’s latest global research, there is a direct association with having a female director or a female writer and seeing more girls and women…

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