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MAY 11-17
2015
Big Weekend of LRFF Events with Judge Reinhold Live and an Oscar Winning Documentary

Big Weekend of LRFF Events with Judge Reinhold Live and an Oscar Winning Documentary

The Little Rock Film Festival is shifting into high gear with weekly programming at our flagship home in the CALS Ron Robinson Theater. If you have not yet checked out our new digs, do so soon, The Ron Robinson Theater is the most technically advanced sound and screen combination in the entire state of Arkansas.   Last week we kicked off our Monthly Music Film Series, which will feature both narrative and documentary music themed films, along with live performances. On Friday night this week, actor Judge Reinhold (Beverly Hills Cop, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Seinfeld) will be in town to host a tribute to his friend and comic legend, the late Harold Ramis. The discussion will take place after a screening of Stripes, the 1981 film they appeared in together, and for which Harold Ramis wrote the screenplay.  On Sunday afternoon we will screen the Academy Award winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. This is a film that needs to be screened in the theater; it features the music of the World’s greatest back up singers, and will be absolutely amazing on the Ron Robinson Theater’s killer sound...
Little Rock Film Festival to Kick off Monthly Music Film Series at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Little Rock Film Festival to Kick off Monthly Music Film Series at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater

This Saturday, March 1, the Little Rock Film Festival will kick off a new monthly, music film series at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater.  The series will feature both new and classic, documentary and narrative, music themed films. Each screening will feature live music just prior, and sometimes after the screenings, from local and national acts. Sometimes the music might come straight from the the film itself and the featured artist, other times it might be a local act covering songs from the film, and still other times we might simply feature a great performer inspired by the artists on screen. We like to kick things off local when we can, and the very first screening in the series will be Slow Southern Steel, a documentary about the underground, but incredibly popular American Southern metal scene. The film is directed by Arkansas based filmmakers David Lipke, and CT from the band RWAKE. Slow Southern Steel, “shot in back alleys, parking lots, and the seedy green rooms of the dirtiest clubs that the Bible Belt failed to snuff out, these diehard musicians discuss their love of music and the south, as well as the difficulties, contradictions, and insanity that haunt every southern artist.” The nights featured music will come with an  acoustic set from Jeremiah James Baker, and friends. Free for all ages. Photo from Jeremiah James...

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”...

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 http://littlerock48hfp.eventbrite.com/ 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...

MAJOR HOLLYWOOD MOTION PICTURE TO FILM IN ARKANSAS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            8/5/2011 MAJOR HOLLYWOOD MOTION PICTURE TO FILM IN ARKANSAS Award winning native Arkansan Jeff Nichols to bring his next feature film home. OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MALE TEEN TO AUDITION FOR A CO-STARRING ROLE! We are looking to cast “Neckbone” in Arkansas!  He should be , Caucasian, 13-17 years old whose life experiences in a rural environment results in a hard edge and survival instinct.  This role requires that he be comfortable in boats and water.  Other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and motor biking would be ideal. This role is also auditioning in other states and Los Angeles.  As proud Arkansans this is an opportunity to showcase what The Natural State has to offer.  Spread the word; encourage all who fit description to make application immediately. We are also looking to cast “May Pearl” in Arkansas as well.  She should be Caucasian, 15-17, a small town girl with natural beauty. In addition casting will include approximately 400 actors, extras and stand-ins. Interested parties may refer to the casting website to make application: wwwARFilmCasting.com.   There you will find all instructions.     If you do not have Internet access, you may mail a non-returnable photograph along with all contact information to Mud Casting, 802 West 8th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Please include age and height. An open call will be announced within a few days.  It is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14th with a Little Rock location. “Mud” written and to be directed by Nichols will begin filming this fall in central and south Arkansas.  It is a coming of age drama centered on...

From page to screen in only 48 hours

The 48 is upon us. While many of us spend months if not years making our film. This unique opportunity requires filmmakers of all levels to go from page to screen in 48 hours. I asked Levi Agee, this years director of the 48, What it takes to compete. What is the 48? The 48 Hour Film Project is a two-day event in which teams of filmmakers around the globe get together to write, shoot, and edit a five-seven minute short film after being given a prop, line of dialogue, character and a genre in only 48 hours. How do you see the 48 as a positive step for film makers? The 48 Hour Film Project is great simply for the fact that it provides an opportunity for filmmakers or individuals to experience what its like to make a film and actually have something to show after the process. The 48 Hour can lead filmmakers to other festivals, form great relationships with other artists and even create material for demo reels. There are really countless reasons why an event like this is good for the film community but any excuse to force yourself to create something is good in my opinion. What is involved with the competition? The process of the 48 Hour Film Project involves the Kick-Off event which is August 19 when team leaders or a representative from the team must be at the Kick-Off (Argenta Community Theater) to receive instructions or the rules for making the film. Then teams are given two days to concept, shoot, score, and cut together a short film and have it...