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.” [...]

BFF Official Merchandise Is Here!

2019-04-25T10:42:36-05:00April 25th, 2019|

BFF official merchandise is here. Be sure to grab your official t-shirts, water bottles, hats, lanyards, tote bags, and more! All pickups will be made during the Festival at the Official BFF Merchandise store at Record South, May 8-10. Limited Quantities! Click through the images [...]

Homegrown: Arkansas Talent at BFF

2019-04-22T20:11:18-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

While the Bentonville Film Festival has submissions from creatives all over the world, this year's talent doesn't fall too far from our front door. These films feature talent from right here in Arkansas and align with BFF's mission of inclusion in all forms of media. Also, we love cheering for the hometown creatives! BFF [...]

On Stage and Screen: Women In Music at BFF 2019

2019-04-08T00:25:49-05:00April 8th, 2019|

Our mission is to champion inclusion in all forms of media, but we don't stop there. BFF's vision is balanced representation in every area of life: business, leadership, sports and more! These Competition Narrative and Competition Documentary films highlight the intersection of film and music and showcase some leading female musicians that light up [...]

Hunting a Moment with Director Luis Prieto

2019-03-19T22:53:02-05:00March 19th, 2019|

It’s the third Monday of March, which means its BFF Movie Monday. This month’s screening features Luis Prieto’s documentary, The Disunited States of America, at Skylight Cinema. The documentary looks at the events leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election, as the media bombards Americans with sensationalist stories about the nominees, stoking fear and adversity. The Disunited States [...]

February’s Movie Monday Kicks Off!

2019-03-11T07:09:36-05:00February 22nd, 2019|

BFF's February Movie Monday screening kicked off on the 18th with Benji The Dove, a tender tale of four boys who rapidly come to terms with school, bullies, friendship, and loyalty. Not limited by a poor upbringing, they tap their immense creativity and imagination to create "The Order of the Red Dragon", a brotherhood of [...]

One on one with the director of LEZ BOMB: A lesbian holiday comedy with a happy ending

2019-02-12T16:00:48-05:00October 11th, 2018|

Director Jenna Laurenzo's hilarious and honest directorial debut LEZ BOMB blew the jury away at BFF 2018, taking home Best Narrative Feature in the festival's 4th year. LEZ BOMB follows a young woman who travels home for Thanksgiving with the intention of coming out to her family, but finds that the eccentric cast of characters that make [...]

BFF Hosts Inclusion Panel at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

2018-03-23T14:29:57-05:00January 23rd, 2018|

Panlelists Janina Gavankar (L-R) Colman Domingo, Anika Noni Rose and Jay Ellis (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Bentonville Film Festival) On Saturday, January 20th, BFF returned to Sundance Film Festival, in partnership with Google, to host a panel discussion at the DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T. Participants included Colman Domingo (Fear of [...]