The 2018 edition of BFF broke attendance records, growing 15% to more than 85,000 festival goers. Supported by more than 100 like-minded sponsors, including founding sponsor, Walmart and presenting sponsor, Coca-Cola, BFF hosted more than 150 filmmakers, celebrities, and industry leaders during the week-long festival, and in its 4th year, surpassed all expectations and projections.
BFF co-founder Geena Davis said, “The momentum we’ve built in such as short period of time reinforces our message: that inclusion is good business. Because we’re known as a very welcoming festival for intersectionality, more and more filmmakers and content creators are choosing to premiere here. “
BFF co-founder and Inclusion Companies CEO, Trevor Drinkwater added, “One of the rare aspects of the Bentonville Film Festival is its mission of inclusion, which is found in the films we program, the action-oriented discussion events, summits and industry panels. We continue to work with our sponsors to provide a great festival experience for the community while celebrating the great work of companies like Walmart, Coca-Cola, P&G, Mars, Synchrony, and Unilever.”
With great optimism for continued growth, the Bentonville Film Festival announces the dates for next year’s 5th edition of the fest – May 7-11, 2019, and will officially announce a Call for Entries later in the summer.