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.   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Family Friendly Fun at BFF

2019-05-10T12:30:47-05:00April 28th, 2019|

Balanced representation in media affects all ages, so BFF has experiences for the whole family that highlight our mission of inclusion. Catch a free screening at the Sony & Orville Redenbacher outdoor theater or learn to analyze media representations at  "How to Be a Kid Critic" workshop with Common Sense Media. There's something for [...]

Finance, Founding and Filmmaking: Female-Led Discussion Events at BFF

2019-05-05T23:33:48-05:00April 28th, 2019|

If you're interested in film financing, entrepreneurship, smart business strategies, female-driven content and the next big Netflix hit, these are the discussion events for you. Gain insight from female CEO's, news anchors, award-winning directors, producers, thought leaders, a former WNBA star and business leaders on how to finance projects, start businesses and build a [...]

Actor Jamie Brewer Honored with “See It, Be It” Award

2019-04-23T09:50:06-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

BFF to honor actor Jamie Brewer with the “See It, Be It” Award which highlights a rising and influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media. The American Horror Story actor and Drama Desk Award winner will be honored for her unwavering commitment to representing and championing those with intellectual disabilities both [...]

Stories from Across Turtle Island: Indigenous Voices at BFF

2019-04-29T21:27:08-05:00April 23rd, 2019|

Stories Across Turtle Island: Indigenous Voices at BFF From the water protectors of Navajo Nation and Standing Rock to the true story of The Grizzlies in Kugluktuk, with an impressive Nunavut-based cast, Indigenous Voices at BFF are rising strong. Representation of Indigenous stories and storytellers is one of the lowest in the film industry. [...]

BFF Welcomes RXBAR

2019-04-23T05:48:22-05:00April 22nd, 2019|

The Bentonville Film Festival is thrilled to add RXBAR as a sponsor, especially because they have similar ideologies. “Diversity and inclusion is a priority at RXBAR,” said Rose Montag, senior communications associate at RXBAR, “and it’s something that’s built into the foundation of how we work. We actively look to partner [...]

Latinx Voices Bring a Fresh Perspective To BFF

2019-04-17T23:20:21-05:00April 17th, 2019|

If you love films like Amores Perros (2000), Biutiful (2010) and Selena (1997) for their characters and love of Latinx culture, you will love the lineup of Latinx films at BFF 2019. These Competition Narrative and Competition Documentary films highlight the LAtinx community, from the directorial seat to the presence of Latinx and Hispanic culture [...]