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+00:00April 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+00:00April 25th, 2018|

Episodic Programs Provide the Ultimate Binge

Are you a TV junkie? BFF's Episodic Programming is the ultimate binge-watching experience. This is your chance to see 13 different episodes of series that might be coming to a small screen in your living room very soon...and vote for your favorite to let us know which ones you're ready to binge! Episodic Competition Block [...]

2018-04-24T07:58:53+00:00April 24th, 2018|

Sundance Hit BLINDSPOTTING Coming to BFF, with Filmmakers!

BFF will screen the Opening Night Selection from the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, BLINDSPOTTING, on Wednesday, May 2nd  at 9:30pm at the AMC Theatre at 21c. Co-star Janina Gavankar  will attend, along with the film's producer Jess Calder. They will participate in a Q&A after the screening. Get your tickets here! Longtime friends and collaborators, [...]

2018-04-22T07:58:03+00:00April 22nd, 2018|

Los Lobos to Headline Sunday Concert

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 [...]

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

BFF Makes MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 50 List

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 [...]

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

10 Feature Films Will World Premiere at BFF

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 [...]

2018-04-23T19:30:34+00:00April 19th, 2018|

BFF Bike Ride

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 [...]

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

The BFF APP is Here!

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 [...]

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

BFF Announces 33 Short Films in Competition

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 [...]

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