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BFF Celebrates its 5th Annual Festival with 29 Competition Feature Film Selections

2019-04-04T16:25:05-05:00April 4th, 2019|

The Bentonville Film Festival today announced its film line up of gala selections, competition films and series with Joey Travolta’s Carol of the Bells, and Haroula Rose’s Once Upon a River making their world premieres as Centerpiece Screening Selections. BFF will kick off with a screening of Tom Donahue’s documentary This Changes Everything and a special presentation [...]

Visit Bentonville Is Changing The Game

2019-04-03T13:55:17-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

From our first year, Visit Bentonville has been a crucial partner for the growth of the Bentonville Film Festival. For five years, Visit Bentonville has been involved from leveraged area partnerships to showcasing all the town has to offer attendees, travelers, and visiting celebrities. BFF's growth is directly tied to the efforts of the [...]

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 [...]

Thank you to our mission-aligned sponsors!

2018-05-31T15:41:42-05:00May 31st, 2018|

BFF would like to thank each of the one hundred festival sponsors who are committed to our mission of inclusion in media. These corporations, small businesses and foundations work year-round to promote diversity and inclusion as a pillar of their communities. At BFF, they showcased their commitment by sponsoring and supporting events that help move [...]

BFF Award Spotlight: Big Vision Empty Wallet Fellowship

2018-05-24T09:05:48-05:00May 24th, 2018|

At the 2018 festival, BFF teamed with Big Vision Empty Wallet, a film and television incubator, to award one creator with a narrative feature or series in competition by offering them a spot in their 2018 incubator. This year's fellowship was awarded to MARY GOES ROUND Writer/Director Molly McGlynn. Much like BFF, Big Vision’s focus is on [...]

BFF Announces Continued Growth & 2019 Dates!

2018-11-19T17:06:05-05:00May 22nd, 2018|

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 [...]

Thank you, From BFF!

2018-05-07T12:25:40-05:00May 7th, 2018|

On behalf of everyone at BFF, we thank you so much for supporting this year’s festival and showing up in so many ways to champion our mission of inclusion.  From our sponsors, to our volunteers, the community of Bentonville, our panelists and filmmakers, we have convened so many brilliant minds and voices and feel inspired [...]

See the 2018 Award Winning Films!

2018-05-06T07:22:32-05:00May 6th, 2018|

Winner: Best Short and Best Episodic by Jury and Audience, 10:00 am: THE BROWNLIST, Directors: Kelly Walker and Ryan Garcia; and BEAST, Director Ben Strang; LABORATORY CONDITIONS, Director Jocelyn Stamat; BROOKLYNIFCATION, Director Keith Miller Winner: Best of Fest, 10:00 am: F.R.E.D.I., Director Sean Olson Winner: Audience Award Best Documentary, 12:30pm: LOVE ALWAYS MOM, Directors Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro Winner: Best Documentary [...]