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With eko, the Future of Entertainment is Interactive and Inclusive

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.   [...]

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

BFF 2019 Announces Festival Winners

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 [...]

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

Early Looks and World Premieres Added for BFF 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 [...]

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

iHeartMedia and BFF Partner for a Third Year

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.” [...]

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

Listen. Learn. Repeat: Discussion Events to Broaden Perspectives

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 [...]

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

This Changes Everything: Special Screening with Executive Producer Geena Davis

This Changes Everything Experience a very special screening of This Changes Everything from executive producer, and festival Co-founder, Geena Davis on Wednesday, May 8 at BFF 2019. Told first-hand by some of Hollywood’s leading voices in front of and behind the camera, This Changes Everything takes an incisive look into the history, empirical [...]

2019-05-03T09:42:09-05:00April 28th, 2019|

Family Friendly Fun at BFF

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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