Geena Davis and The Bentonville Film Festival Unveil the 2016 Schedule of Events Including More Opportunities for Filmmakers and Community Events For Attendees

2016-03-22T10:00:27+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|

Press Contacts: Bridget Schultz or Olin Ericksen 479-443-4673 or Contact: Gina Allgaier, Vice President Marketing Bentonville Film Festival 479.685.3001 Virtual Pass to be Available for the First Time through VUDU (BENTONVILLE, AR) March 21, 2016 – Geena Davis and the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) today announced its 2016 schedule of events. Taking [...]

Bentonville Film Festival 2016 Tickets and Passes

2016-03-17T16:00:29+00:00 March 17th, 2016|

We are pleased to announce the on-sale dates for tickets and passes to the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival. Passes for the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival are now available for purchase. Individual ticket orders for the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival will be available for purchase online April 11 at 2 PM CDT. All passes and tickets ordered [...]

New York Symposium Announced for 2015 Jury Prize Winner, Jack of the Red Hearts

2016-02-18T11:56:37+00:00 February 18th, 2016|

Special Symposium New York You are cordially invited to a screening of our 2015 Jury Prize winner for best dramatic film, "Jack of the Red Hearts," on Thursday, February 24, in New York, followed by a panel on gender parity in filmmaking. Moderator: Rachel Watanabe-Batton, Vice Chair, Producers Guild of America, East. Panelists: Janet Grillo, [...]

Los Angeles Symposium for 2015 Jury Prize Winner, Jack of the Red Hearts

2016-02-09T09:13:41+00:00 February 9th, 2016|

You are cordially invited to a screening of our 2015 Jury Prize winner for best dramatic film, "Jack of the Red Hearts," on Thursday, February 25, in Los Angeles. Moderator: Sharon Waxman, Founder & CEO, The Wrap Panelists Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor, Co-Founder BFF & Chair, Geena Davis Institute Janet Grillo, Director Lucy Mukerjee-Brown, [...]

BFF Launches Symposium Tour to promote Theatrical Release of 2015 Winning Films

2015-09-22T19:45:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2015|

GEENA DAVIS’ BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL AND THE BFF FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE SYMPOSIUM TOUR PROMOTING THEATRICAL RELEASE OF 2015 WINNING FILMS   (BENTONVILLE, AR) –After a successful inaugural festival in May, The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) is proud to announce that three of the winning films that received guaranteed distribution deals through ARC Entertainment will be released [...]

For Immediate Release

2015-08-28T00:24:53+00:00 August 28th, 2015|

  Academy Award® Winning Actor Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment Announce Second Annual Bentonville Film Festival  Founding Sponsor Walmart and Presenting Sponsor Coca-Cola Return in 2016 (BENTONVILLE, AR)  August 27, 2015 — The second annual Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), hosted by ARC Entertainment, Walmart, Coca-Cola and AMC Theatres, will be held May 3-8, 2016 in Bentonville, Arkansas.   Co-founded and Chaired by Academy [...]


2015-05-16T01:14:42+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

In May, Academy Award® winning actor Geena Davis will be heading to Arkansas for the first annual Bentonville Film Festival (The BFF). You may know Davis from her recent role on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Nicole Herman, or remember her from films such as Thelma & Louise, Bettlejuice, A League of Their Own, and The Accidental [...]

(Not) Waiting on the World to Change: Geena Davis & ARC Entertainment promote diversity with Bentonville Film Festival

2015-05-16T01:07:02+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

Geena Davis: actress, activist and, now, film festival founder. Though known and loved by millions for her work in films likeThelma & Louise, Beetlejuice and The Fly,for the last ten years the Oscar-winning actress’ career has had a different focus: drawing attention to the lack of diversity in the entertainment industry. The GeenaDavis Institute on Gender in Media has as its mission [...]

11 Films To See At the Bentonville Film Festival

2015-05-16T00:58:14+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

We’re just days away from the kickoff of the first annual Bentonville Film Festival, an Arkansas-based (and brand spanking new!) film fest dedicated to championing women and diversity in film. Chaired by Geena Davis, the festival was only announced back in January, but it’s already off the ground and ready to roll out nearly a week of programming all [...]

Bentonville, Ark., Hosts a Film Festival Without a Movie Theater

2015-05-16T00:45:42+00:00 May 16th, 2015|

Downtown Bentonville, Ark., at the intersection of North Main Street and West Central Ave. Credit: Beth Hall for The New York Times   BENTONVILLE, Ark. — It makes sense that the fate of this quintessential company town is being plotted in a conference room just a mile from Walmart headquarters. But what Trevor Drinkwater and his lieutenants are [...]