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BFF Daily Rewind: Day 1

Welcome to BFF! In case you missed it, check out the recap from Day 1 including the World Premiere of THE HONOR LIST and a live performance by Carly Pearce. There's lots more to come this week...

2018-05-02T06:23:31+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|

BFF is About to Change Your Movie-Going Experience Forever

Do you love hearing behind-the-scenes info about "movie magic?" If so, don't miss what makes seeing a movie at a film festival an experience like no other. It's your chance to ask them anything you want about how their movies were made. Whether you like blockbusters, indie films, documentaries, famous actors or up-and-coming faces, we [...]

2018-05-01T12:55:59+00:00 May 1st, 2018|

Meet our 2018 Jury Members

Meet our 2018 BFF Jury Members, who have watched every feature, short and episodic to help us choose the best of the best. The winning narrative film will receive guaranteed distribution from one of our distribution partners; the winning documentary film will receive a mentorship package from ITVS; the winning episodic will receive a mentorship [...]

2018-05-02T06:20:35+00:00 April 28th, 2018|

Mars Petcare Sponsors Pet Adoptions at BFF!

Have you been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family? Come out to BFF next weekend to adopt your next family member! MARS Petcare will be sponsoring dog adoptions at their Better Cities for Pets booth at in BFF's Diversity Drive outdoor area (across from 21C parking garage.) In 2017, 58 dogs were [...]

2018-04-28T07:15:15+00:00 April 28th, 2018|

Just Added to the Coca-Cola Sound Stage: Ally Brooke

Ally Brooke will open for Alex Aiono on Thursday, May 3rd at 9:00pm on the Coca-Cola Sound  Stage at The Meteor. Get tickets here. Ally Brooke is the powerhouse voice that anchors the world-famous pop sensation Fifth Harmony. She is a multi-faceted artist that is educated, well-spoken, elegant, and adored by fans around the globe [...]

2018-04-28T06:47:27+00:00 April 28th, 2018|

Voices You Need to Hear at the Coca-Cola Sound Stage

Our commitment to championing inclusive voices doesn't end when the film credits stop rolling . Mark your calendars for the nightly musical performances at the Coca-Cola Sound Stage at The Meteor and  you can claim that you heard these up-and-coming talents here first! (Doors open at 9:00pm.) The concert series kicks off on May 1st [...]

2018-04-27T06:58:12+00:00 April 27th, 2018|

Check out our Local Love for Deals & Discounts

Homemade pies, free gelato, discounted drinks, dinner & lodging? Yes, please! Have you downloaded the BFF App yet (App Store / Google Play)? You'll want to do so ASAP to take advantage of our Local Love deals & discounts from area businesses. We can't thank the Bentonville-area community enough for supporting the festival and our [...]

2018-04-26T14:06:03+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

STEAM is Storming BFF with will.i.am

This year's festival sets a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Math) initiatives and activities including the  STEAM Zone, a STEAM Panel, Masters of the Sun conversation with will.i.am and the Masters of the Sun AR/VR activation presented by Samsung. The STEAM Zone will feature activities including VR gaming from Cox Communications, a [...]

2018-04-27T13:04:40+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

It’s A Family Affair for The Year of Spectacular Men

BFF's Centerpiece screening of  Lea Thompson's  THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN will be a family affair. The film, directed by Actor/Director Lea Thompson (Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful), was written and scored by her daughter Madelyn Deutch (Outcast), who also stars in the film with her sister, Zoey Deutch (Vampire Diaries.) All [...]

2018-04-26T08:15:34+00:00 April 26th, 2018|

Don’t miss the Inspiring True Story: Good Fortune

BFF will present a special screening of the rags to riches documentary GOOD FORTUNE, followed by a Q&A with the subject himself, John Paul DeJoria, the man behind Paul Mitchell Hair Systems, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 11:30am at the AMC Theatre at 21c. Directed by Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, John Paul DeJoria’s biography exemplifies the [...]

2018-04-25T08:32:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|