Projects and Initiatives
The Little Rock Film Festival organizes year round programming and events in Little Rock in collaboration with other organizations in the city and the country with an aim to bring internationally and nationally acclaimed films and events to our audiences right here in Little Rock and to promote the arts and culture and filmmaking. Our yearly list of events include: The Argenta film series is a year round initiative featuring screenings, talks and in depth discussions with filmmakers ands industry professionals from Arkansas and around the world at the Argenta Community Theater. The series takes place every third Thursday of each month and admission to all screenings and events are free to attend courtesy the William. F. Laman Library.
The Little Rock Picture Show which began in 2012 is a yearly LRFF event showcasing the best in the Horror genre from around the globe. In just its third year, the LRHPS has become a popular fest in Arakansas. Films enter to compete for the Grand Jury Prize Award for Best Film, Best Arkansas Short and Best International Short.
Little Rock is home to one of the most important Civil Rights events in American History, the 1957 Crisis at Central High. As a part of our year round programming schedule, The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to present the Reel Civil Rights Film Festival (RCRFF)– in proud partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Parks Department. The festival was originally founded by Spirit Trickey, daughter of one of the Little Rock Nine. The dates of the festival each year are centered around the anniversary of the desegregation crisis at Little Rock Central High that took place on September 25th, 1997. The RCRFF is a yearly event from the LRFF that examines through film the most important civil and human rights events of the past and of today.
The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend where filmmakers from all over Little Rock compete to see who can make the best short film in 48 hours. All writing, shooting, editing and scoring must be completed in 48 hours. The LRFF collaborates with the 48 Hour Film Project to bring this event to Little Rock. All screenings take place at the Argenta Community Theater and the winning film goes on to compete against films from around the world’s cities for the title “Best 48 Hour Film Project of the year”.