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On Stage and Screen: Women In Music at BFF 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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

Visit Bentonville Is Changing The Game

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 [...]

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

Hunting a Moment with Director Luis Prieto

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 [...]

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

You Might Be Living in a Blue Zone

Northwest Arkansas has become a magnet for transplants who are seeking a better quality of life. In fact, NWA is under consideration as a Blue Zone area. What is a Blue Zone Area? Blue Zones are regions of the world where Dan Buettner, National Geographic fellow, claims people live longer and have a better quality of life than [...]

2019-03-11T15:51:57-05:00March 5th, 2019|

February’s Movie Monday Kicks Off!

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 [...]

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

Pre-Sale Badges and Ticket Bundles for BFF 2019!

Purchase Pre-Sale Badges & Ticket Bundles on Black Friday for Year 5 Celebrations at BFF 2019! Festival passes are available this Friday for Year 5 of the Bentonville Film Festival, coming May 7-11, 2019! Join emerging filmmakers and corporate change makers for the best in inclusive and diverse entertainment. From films, to insightful panel discussions [...]

2019-02-12T15:56:52-05:00November 21st, 2018|

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

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 [...]

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

Thank you to our mission-aligned sponsors!

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 [...]

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