Monthly Archives: May 2019

With eko, the Future of Entertainment is Interactive and Inclusive

2019-05-21T18:16:13-05:00May 21st, 2019|

eko is an interactive storytelling platform that lets you control the story. They're building an "ecosystem of engaged participants, forward-thinking creators, and innovative brands to pioneer the future of entertainment." They were an incredible sponsor at BFF 2019, and we wanted to hear what they have to say about the future of inclusive entertainment.   [...]

BFF 2019 Announces Festival Winners

2019-05-13T18:01:06-05:00May 12th, 2019|

The 2019 Award Winning Films and honorees at the Saturday night Awards Ceremony, presented by AMI, showcased our commitment to diverse, inclusive filmmakers. With 86% of this year's programming represented by female filmmakers and 62% represented by filmmakers of color, LGBTQ+ or different abilities, the sold-out showings of these films prove again that [...]

Early Looks and World Premieres Added for BFF 2019

2019-05-05T16:31:03-05:00May 5th, 2019|

Check out the newest additions to BFF 2019 with World Premiere films and early access to the next Indie smash hit, months before they hit the theaters. From Netflix premieres to Free events for the whole family, you don't want to miss these special events! Check out the [...]

iHeartMedia and BFF Partner for a Third Year

2019-05-04T13:32:45-05:00May 4th, 2019|

iHeartMedia, America’s largest and most trusted audio company, marks year three partnering with the Bentonville Film Festival. “iHeartMedia wanted to sponsor BFF,” said Shauna Shrum, director of multi-market partnerships at iHeartMedia, “because it is a community event that is fun for the whole family and illustrates iHeart’s commitment to and support of the community.” [...]

Listen. Learn. Repeat: Discussion Events to Broaden Perspectives

2019-05-10T12:29:20-05:00May 3rd, 2019|

Listen, learn, repeat. Experience the BFF 2019 official discussion events with an open mind, ears, and heart. Hear from celebrities, advocates, corporate change-makers, industry leaders, athletes and more on their innovative practices and personal experiences with inclusion and diversity in media. AspireTV – Looking Through a Brown Lens [...]