Each year, the Little Rock Film Festival receives thousands of film submissions from around the globe. Ever wondered who selects the films and plans the programming lineup? Meet some of LRFF’s main programers.
2014 Little Rock Film Festival Programming Staff
Levi graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in Digital Filmmaking before joining the festival in 2008. In addition to working as a motion graphics designer for an advertising agency in Little Rock, he has written a column about film for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as well as the Oxford American. Somehow he is able to hang out with his lovely wife and baby girl and still find time to obsessively watch Game of Thrones.
A writer, critic, filmmaker and an LRFF alum, Robert Greene has been instrumental in drawing attention to challenging works in film, and in defining cinematic nonfiction as a new movement. He has a national reputation as one of the most interesting and provocative new voices in film criticism and this year he will head up programming the new “Cinematic Nonfiction” sidebar at the 2014 Little Rock Film Festival. In addition, Greene will also oversee the LRFF’s first annual Award for “Extraordinary Achievement in Cinematic Non-Fiction.”
A filmmaker and an active blogger, Justin Nickels has worked with the Little Rock Film Festival since the first year. He is based in Central Arkansas. He met his wife Mallory, who is also our Communications Director, at the 2nd annual Little Rock Film Festival. Just is also the Director of our genre festival, the Little Rock Horror Picture Show.
In 2010, Faith began her festival career with the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York and continues to support local and independent film communities today. She went on to work with the programming teams at Sarasota Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival and served on the grant committee for Chicken & Egg Pictures. Heading into her fourth year as the Made In Arkansas programmer, Faith is more excited than ever to be back in Little Rock for this year’s festival.
The 8th annual LRFF will be held May 13 – May 18, 2014 in downtown Little Rock