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Little Rock Film Festival 2013 announces it’s ‘Made in Arkansas’ Lineup

Little Rock Film Festival 2013 announces it’s ‘Made in Arkansas’ Lineup

The 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival is pleased to announce its ‘Made in Arkansas‘ competition lineup. The ‘Made in Arkansas’ category is a center piece of the Little Rock Film Festival created to showcase the very best film works being produced in the state.  All films in competition are Arkansas premieres. “After looking at the submissions this year, it’s clear that the local filmmaking scene in Arkansas has arrived. As a whole, these films make up the strongest line up we have seen yet.”— Faith Chonko, LRFF ‘Made in Arkansas’ programmer LRFF2013 is proud to present the following 20 films in the ‘Made in Arkansas’ category that will each compete for the: Charles B. Pierce Award for Best Film Best Director Best Actor/Actress   45RPM – directed by Juli Jackson, Category: Feature (97 min) An artist struggling with the source of her inspiration finds help from an obsessive record collector in the search for her deceased father’s lost music. Bad Water – directed by Amman Abbasi, Category: Shorts (13 min) DB is a mentally handicapped man who lives in an isolated town, and struggles with health issues. Through his straightforward and unbiased narration, we soon realize that he is one of the key surviving members of a community that was devastated by water contamination. With a poetic and personal tone, Bad Water challenges the nature of man and his inability to do good for himself. Blood Brothers – directed by Jason Miller and Seth Savoy, Category: Shorts (32 min) A young man returns to his hometown in Arkansas to kidnap the kingpin of the drug operation that ran him and his brother out of town; however, his actions may not...
Made in Arkansas Film Line Up and Filmmaker Reception

Made in Arkansas Film Line Up and Filmmaker Reception

Europa 3-D. The First 3-D Narrative Film Made in Arkansas The Little Rock Film Festival will announce its Made in Arkansas film lineup Tuesday, May 15th at 4:30 p.m. at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce. The announcement will be in conjunction with an Arkansas Filmmaker Reception also hosted at the Chamber and including hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. The event is open to the public. LRFF founder and Executive Director, Craig Renaud, will discuss the full 2012 lineup and be available for interviews along with Arkansas filmmakers and LRFF staff. “Each year since the festival started, we have seen a major growth in the film industry in Arkansas,” Renaud said. “The quality of this year’s Made in Arkansas program is indicative of that trend.” Festival passes will be available for purchase at the event as well. Three levels of passes are available. Gold passes, which sell for $250, offer priority seating at all screenings, panels and parties including the opening night film screening, the Arkansas Times closing night gala and awards ceremony at the Clinton Presidential Library, filmmaker lounge access, and entrance to exclusive Gold Pass after-parties. Silver passes, which sell for $100, offer entry into films, panels and selected after-parties. Bronze passes, which sell for $40, offer entry into all films and panels except the opening night film. Passes are available for purchase at /box-office. Arkansas Features:   The Gleaning, Directed by Brian White & Christopher S. Thompson A dying community in rural Arkansas is wracked by two bizarre and mysterious deaths shortly after a new family moves into town. Led by the local preacher, the inhabitants of Halcyon are...

2012 Golden Rock Narrative and Documentary Films Announced

The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) has announced its first round of films which will compete for the 2012 Golden Rock Awards for best narrative feature and best documentary feature. This has been by far our most competitive year ever. These selections from the United States, Iraq, Africa, India and beyond, represent the very best in what is happening in independent film today.” The Golden Rock winners will be announced at the Awards Gala at the Clinton Presidential Center, on June 3. Golden Rock Narrative Competition: Booster, Directed by Matt Ruskin When Simon’s brother is arrested for armed robbery, he is asked to commit a string of similar crimes in an attempt to get his brother acquitted. Caught between loyalty to his brother and his own will, Simon is forced to examine his life. The Dynamiter, Directed by Matthew Gordan All 14-year-old Robbie ever really wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again, and he’s left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. With older brother Lucas dangerously in his life again. First Winter, Directed by Benjamin Dickinson In this extraordinary debut feature, a blackout of apocalyptic proportions strands a group of Brooklyn hipsters in a remote country farmhouse with no heat and no electricity during the coldest winter on record. At first, it’s all sex and drugs and acoustic guitars. But as the days go on and the food supply dwindles, struggles of power, jealousy, and desire threaten the group’s ability to work together in order to survive. Future Weather, Directed by Jenny Deller Abandoned by...

Little Rock Horror Picture Show Line Up & Schedule

The Little Rock Horror Picture Show is a new genre festival of the Little Rock Film Festival.  The Opening Night film is Madison County from Arkansas writer/director Eric England (England and actor/producer Ace Marrero will be on hand for a Q & A session).  The Closing Night film is Neil Marshall’s modern horror classic Dog Soldiers which named the 47th best film of the 2000s (Producer David E. Allen will also be on hand for a Q & A).  The Little Rock Horror Picture Show is February 17 – 19th at Market Street Cinema and is Presented by Kismet Entertainment.  Purchase Your Passes Online HERE.         The full schedule is below: THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16 KICK OFF PARTY @ WHITE WATER TAVERN FRIDAY NIGHT Theater A 7:00 Madison County – Directed by Eric England with short Fear Facers – Episode 1 dir. by Will Cleveland Q & A after film with Director Eric England and Actor/Producer Ace Marrero Theater B 7:30 Madison County – Directed by Eric England with short Fear Facers – Episode 1 dir. by Will Cleveland Q & A after film with Director Eric England and Actor/Producer Ace Marrero OPENING NIGHT PARTY @ RIVERMARKET TOWER – PASSES REQUIRED SATURDAY Theater A 1:40 The Holding – Directed by Susan Jacobson with short Fear Facers – Episode 2 dir. by Will Cleveland 3:30 Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps directed by Michael Steiner with short Incubator dir. by  Jimmy Weber 6:00 Arkansas Filmmaker’s Forum with Les Galusha – PANEL Visual Effects and Make-Up Demos Open to Public 7:00 The Speak – directed by Anthony Pierce with short Fear Facers – Episode 3...