LRFF logo
MAY 11-17

Submissions Now Open for the 3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show!

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT! The 3rd annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show is now officially accepting submissions through! The Little Rock Horror Picture Show showcases the very best in genre films from all around the globe every spring in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. Films in the Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Animated genres are all accepted and celebrated at the Little Rock Horror Picture Show. After two successful years the third annual promises to be one of the biggest film events in the state of Arkansas! Films made in Arkansas are free to submit. The Little Rock Horror Picture Show gives award for Best Arkansas Film, Best Short Film, Audience Award for Best Feature and Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature. Past winners of the Audience Award have included Eric England’s Madison County and Chad Crawford Kinkle’s Jug Face, and winners of the Grand Jury Award for Best Feature have included John Geddes’s Exit Humanity and Don Thacker’s Motivational Growth. The 3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show takes place March 21-23 in the brand new Arcade Theater in downtown Little Rock on President Clinton Avenue. Please stay tuned for more info in the coming months! Early bird deadline on submissions ends August 15th, 2013! Good...

The 48 Hour Film Project is back!

So you think you can make a film in 48 hours? If you are the creative out of the box thinker, who loves the adrenaline and thinks it’s possible to round up some friends or like-minded people for a weekend of movie making competition, then look no further. Co-sponsored by the Little Rock Film Festival, the 48HFP returns to Little Rock this August 16th– 18th So register now as they begin accepting early bird registrations. The 48HFP is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team have to write, shoot, edit and score a movie in just 48 hours. On August 16th, you will be assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre that MUST be included in the movie. Whatever you do in the next 48 hours is upto you. We just need the film submitted to us on Sunday August 18th by 7.30pm. Your film will be screened a local theater (Bank of America Building, 4th Floor, 200W Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR). The winning film from Little Rock will go up against films from around the world to compete for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2013” Early bird registrations are being accepted. Teams must register on or before Monday, July 22 to avail the special rate of $140. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, August 6 they must pay a rate of $175. If you do not have a team you can even volunteer for a team. Just enter your name, email and skills/jobs desired HERE and if someone is looking for help they may...

3rd Annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show to Open Submissions on July 1st

Little Rock, AR – The 3rd annual Little Rock Horror Picture Show is slated for March 21-23rd, 2014 and will be hosted at the Little Rock Film Festival’s new flagship theater, the Arcade Theater. The Little Rock Horror Picture Show has had two successful years featuring films such as Eric England’s Madison County and Roadside, Chad Crawford Kinkle’s Jug Face, and Don Thacker’s Motivational Growth. The festival showcases the best in genre films from around the world every spring as a part of the Little Rock Film Festival’s year round programming. Submissions for the 3rd annual festival will be open starting July 1st with the early bird deadline ending August 15th. As with all of the Little Rock Film Festival’s events Arkansas made submissions will be free to submit. Full length features as well as short films in the horror, science fiction, fantasy genres as well as animated films are all eligible to submit. “Not only will we show the best genre films from around the world, we will also show the best horror and sci-fi films from Arkansans that the world needs to see,” said festival director Justin Nickels. “The Little Rock Horror Picture Show continues the excellence the Little Rock Film Festival brings to Arkansas every year.” Submissions will be open from July 1, 2013 until January 15, 2014. The Little Rock Horror Picture Show will continue making announcements leading up to next year’s...

LRFF2013 Grand Prize Award Winners

  Golden Rock Narrative Film: “Short Term 12”   Golden Rock Documentary Film: “Dirty Wars”                                                      Oxford American Best Southern Film Award ($10,000 prize money): “Bayou Maharajah”                                                                                                               Heifer International Social Impact Film Award ($10,000 prize money): “These Birds Walk”                                                                                                             Arkansas Times Audience Award: “Bridegroom”   Extraordinary Courage in Filmmaking: Jeremy Scahill (“Dirty Wars”)
   Made in Arkansas Best Actor: Liza Burns in “45 RPM”
   Charles B. Pierce Made in Arkansas Best Short: “The Discontentment of Ed Telfair”
   Made in Arkansas Best Feature: “45 RPM”                                                                    Made in Arkansas Best Director: Mark Thiedeman for “Last Summer”                   World Shorts: “When We Lived in...
LRFF2013 Day 2 review – written by Tracy Whitaker

LRFF2013 Day 2 review – written by Tracy Whitaker

It’s hard to keep track of the days while festival events have my schedule spinning. The films and panels discussions have me hopping all day and the parties…well the parties are just too much fun. The problem is that I want to see all the films, meet all the makers, attend all the events and it is definitely impossible. All I can do, I guess, is to keep trying to squeeze absolutely as much into these five days as humanly possible. As you can imagine, it is hard to even make the time to write about these experiences in an even semi-timely fashion. I will attempt now to re cap my experiences briefly as I have another movie to watch here shortly (of course). I will start with yesterday. In the morning I headed across the river to Cornerstone Pub for some World Shorts: The Beginning, The Middle, The End. I enjoy the shorts, especially from around the world. The little bits of culture and the perspectives from foreign lands with all of these powerful messages. As I go about my day, these messages flash in my mind periodically and without warning. Definitely impacting, if not haunting. Mostly Sahasi Chori, Un Mundo Para Raul and Divine Rite. Later in the evening I saw Hide Your Smiling Faces across the street from home base (that’s what I’m calling The Rep because it is the location of the “Filmmakers Lounge” and the place to refuel.) I am so glad I saw this film and was able to speak to director Daniel Patrick Carbone afterword. This film was heavily influenced by personal...