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MAY 11-17

LRFF co-founder Craig Renaud to host workshops and panel discussions at the 2nd Annual WRI Film Forum (March 21st-24th) – Little Rock

In keeping with the LRFF mission to promote and further the art of film making, Little Rock Film Festival is proud to be associated with and be a part sponsor of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institutes 2nd Annual Film Forum Program. A weekend event organized March 21st-24th, atop Petit Jean Mountain, approximately one hour from Little Rock, this forum offers actors, directors, producers, technicians, and students a rare chance to hone their craft in intensive workshops/panel discussions etc. with film-industry insiders.

2nd Annual Winthrop Rockefeller Institute's Film Forum

2nd Annual Winthrop Rockefeller Institute’s
Film Forum

LRFF co-founder Craig Renaud is on the faculty for Film Forum and will be co-hosting workshops on ‘The New World of Documentary Film Making‘ and ‘Creating Dialogue and Impact through Documentaries‘. He will also join in discussion to ‘Illuminate the Art and Craft of great story telling via documentaries‘. You can view the complete WRI Film Forum’s weekend agenda here

If you are an aspiring filmmaker,actor, or you have any desire to work in the business, the WRI Film Forum is a must-attend event in Arkansas. From Joan Darling to Judge Reinhold, it is unbelievable that the WRI Film Forum offers such intimate access to these Hollywood legends. I feel truly honored to be among the faculty.”  — Craig Renaud, Forum faculty member, documentarian, and co-founder of the Little Rock Film Festival

Attendees at the 2nd annual WRI Film Forum event year include:

  • Hollywood director Howard Deutch, best known for directing Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful
  • Screenwriter and Sundance faculty member Tom Schulman, whose debut film, Dead Poets Society, won the Oscar for best screenplay in 1990
  • Pioneering television director and Sundance faculty member Joan Darling, known for her work on hit shows such asM*A*S*H, Mary Tyler Moore, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman
  • Robert Walden, three-time Emmy nominee, acting professor, award-winning theater director, and star of four television series and countless films
  • Legendary Hollywood acting coach Sandra Seacat, who has worked with Academy, Golden Globe, and Emmy award–winning performers like Jessica Lange, Mickey Rourke, and Laura Dern

Day passes and student & faculty passes are also available along with a full package pass. Registration information and Tickets to the event are available online at