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MAY 11-17

48 Hour Film Project Winners from Best of Ceremony

Last night the 48 Hour Film Project came to a close with another at-capacity crowd, this time, at the Argenta Community Theater for the Best of Awards Ceremony. The finale event in the 48HFP featured the Top 11 Audience Award chosen films: La Petite Mort by BrickHut Snipe Hunters by Raymond Roquello & His Orchestra Productions Faith by Domino Pictures God & Jesus Living in a City Apartment by Riding Dinosaurs Reboot by AndrewMFilms Left by Team Arkansas Times/P. Allen Smith Love Is In The Hair by Baby Lonzo Productions Fire Engine Red by Whiffle Powder Productions A Touch of Death by The Happily Miserable Chime by Team Bearshark Hey Kid by Ted Loves Mary The Best of Winners from the event won a one-of-a-kind golden, bronze, or silver VHS statuette in addition to a LRFF pass of the same color! We also gave a Golden Vader to the Best Film and a Silver Han Solo for the Runner Up in addition to two Gold and Silver Passes a value of $100 (Silver) and $250 (Gold) for each pass! Best Use of Prop “Snipe Hunters” by Raymond Roquello & His Orchestra Productions, Charlie Brady WINNER “The Widow” by Dirty Gnome Productions, Jesse Burks “Illinois Williams and the Golden Melon” by Better Late than Never by Cody Graves Best Use of Dialogue “Hey Kid” by Ted Loves Mary, Matthew Rowe “Singer (Not Spy)” by Acataleptic, Allison Minor “God and Jesus living in a City Apartment” by Riding Dinosaurs, Dustin Ridling WINNER Best Use of Character “Hey Kid” by Ted Loves Mary, Matthew Rowe “Love is in the Hair” by Baby Lonzo Productions, Christopher Thompson WINNER “Use Your Melon”...

Country Music Legend Glen Campbell at fundraiser for Arkansas Motion Picture Institue Sept 6

The Little Rock Film Festival is proud in helping to create the new Arkansas Motion Picture Institute (AMPI). AMPI is a statewide, non-profit organization providing leadership in film education, while supporting growth and excellence in film, television and digital media. Join us on September 6, 2012 for our kickoff event, a fundraiser with the legendary country singer, Glen Campbell. Proceeds will benefit AMPI programs and Arkansas film...

48 Hour Film Screenings Tonight through Friday at Riverdale 10

We had a fun time over the weekend with 27 Teams competing and turning in their completed films all shot in just 48 Hours on Friday August 17-19. Filmmakers convened at Riverdale Theater on Friday night at 6pm and after drawing genres ranging from Comedy, Period Piece, to Time Travel, out of a hat, team leaders were given instructions on three elements to include in their films. Each film must include a prop of a melon or melons, a character named Tommy or Tammy Shuttles who is a singer, and the line of dialogue “What do we have here?” Filmmakers were then sent on their way to write, shoot, act, score, edit, and produce a 5-7 minute film to compete in the 48 Hour Film Project hosted by the Little Rock Film Festival. Starting tonight through Friday (August 22-24) those completed films (late and on time) will screen at 7pm at the Riverdale 10 Theater and Cafe. Single admission tickets to the event are $7.00 and three day passes are $18 at the door or can be purchased at Check out the screening groups and times below for each film! We hope to see you there and congratulations to all our teams. A special Best of Ceremony will be held at Argenta Community Theater on August 30, 2012 at 7pm. Group A Screening on Wednesday, August 22, 7:00 pm A Happy Boy Production, Jackie Lewis Baby Lonzo Productions, Christopher Thompson Big Boy Productions, James Thweatt Dirty Gnome Productions, Jesse Burks Overdoit Productions, Drew Selig Riding Dinosaurs, Dustin Ridling Team 6, Sam Ashcraft Team Bearshark, Joshua Green The Happily...

Film Producer Courtney Pledger named first AMPI Executive Director

The LRFF founders are pleased to announce the creation of the Arkansas Motion Picture Institute (AMPI). Hollywood Film Producer Courtney Pledger named first ED.  Press release below. NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR (August 16, 2012) – The Arkansas Motion Picture Institute (AMPI) founded in 2011, a statewide, nonprofit organization providing leadership in film education, while supporting growth and excellence in film, television and digital media, has named film executive and native Arkansan Courtney Pledger as its first executive director. Pledger has served as a producer in both film and television. She currently has a pair of films in pre-production “BOO” at DreamWorks Animation, starring Seth Rogen, and Ricky Gervais’ “Flanimals” at Universal. Prior to her most recent position as senior vice president of Radical Pictures, Pledger served as executive producer for “Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant,” starring Academy Award Nominee John C. Reilly. In addition to managing the start-up of AMPI, Pledger’s immediate priority is serving as interim director of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) which returns for its 21st year October 12 -21, 2012. Susan Altrui, board chairman of the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute (HSDFI) said that AMPI’s support of HSDFF is greatly needed and signals that AMPI is committed to the art of film. The HSDFI has suffered some hard times in the past few years and is in need of strong leadership to produce a top-notch festival in October. By providing Courtney Pledger as this year’s festival director, AMPI is helping to save one of the most important film events in the state of Arkansas,“ Altrui said. Film producer Vince Insalaco will serve...
Argenta Film Series kicks off with Warrior Champions on August 16th at 7 p.m.

Argenta Film Series kicks off with Warrior Champions on August 16th at 7 p.m.

With the Olympic Games in full swing, the Argenta Film Series will have a special screening of the film Warrior Champions, a documentary that follows the first injured Iraq war veterans to compete in the Paralympic Games. After losing limbs in combat, these soldiers are able to turn nightmares of war into Olympic dreams. Wounded Iraq War Veteran Anthony Smith, Mark Leonard from Arkansas Freedom Fund, Producer Vincent Insalaco, and Director Craig Renaud will be in attendance. To see a trailer for the film: Admission is free.  Screening takes place at the Argenta Community Theater.  405 Main Street. North Little Rock.  72114. For tickets, RSVP @