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MAY 11-17
2015
48 Hour Film Project’s ‘Best Of’ and ‘Top 10’ Screening – Saturday, July 19th

48 Hour Film Project’s ‘Best Of’ and ‘Top 10’ Screening – Saturday, July 19th

The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to have produced the 2014 48 Hour Film Project that kicked off June 27-29. We had a great weekend of premiere screenings last week and now, we are gearing up for the Awards Ceremony and screening of the Top 10 Audience Choice films. The ceremony will be held at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater, in downtown Little Rock. When: Saturday, July 19th, show begins 7pm Where: CALS Ron Robinson Theater Tickets are $12 only and can be purchased HERE. The Top 10 audience picks will be screened throughout the ceremony. Awards will be handed out for Best Story, Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Film and more. TOP 10 AUDIENCE CHOICE: Grundle Productions –Silent But Deadly Team Bearshark – Book of Lambs Flokati Films – Sensitivity Training Just a Bunch of Losers Making a Movie – Open Bar Closed Casket Misfit Cyclops – Tellervisions Take 6 – My Stepdad Zoltar Trieschmann Productions – Tunnel Vision Rambunctious Roughians – Manifesto Walkie Talke – Tempus Voyage Faux Pas Productions – Fortune’s Fool BEST OF NOMINEES:  ​Best Film Joshua Harrison, Team Bearshark “Book of Lambs” Tim Trieschmann, Trieschmann Productions “Tunnel Vision” Johnnie Brannon, Flokati Films “Sensitivity Training” Alison Minor, Take 6 “My Stepdad Zoltar” Best Director Joshua Harrison, Team Bearshark, “Book of Lambs“ David Bogard/Tim Trieschmann, Trieschmann Productions “Tunnel Vision” Johnnie Brannon, Flokati Films, “Sensitivity Training” Scott McEntire, Clever Alibi Productions, “Avarice” Best Performance Jay SC Morgan, Grundle Productions “Silent But Deadly” Alanna Newton, Trieschmann Productions “Tunnel Vision” Bradley Gamble, Filmmaker’s Corner “Zoltar the Great!” Tom Kagy, Clever Alibi Productions “Avarice” Best Story Take 6 “My Stepdad Zoltar”...
Little Rock Film Festival Celebrates The Opening of The Ron Robinson Theater

Little Rock Film Festival Celebrates The Opening of The Ron Robinson Theater

Coming a long way since 2007, the Little Rock Film Festival has grown to be one of the most recognized film festivals in the country. Earlier last year, many of you joined us at the ground breaking ceremony for  the 315-seat state of the art Ron Robinson Theater, which will serve as the flagship home for the LRFF.  To celebrate the opening, the LRFF and CALS (Central Arkansas Library System), is programming a full week of film events–all free of charge and open to the public–to show off this beautiful new facility. Ron Robinson Theater’s Opening Week Program Schedule (January 17-January 25, 2014) Friday, January 17 Ain’t in It For My Health – 7:00pm A documentary about Arkansas native Levon Helm followed by a Q&A with Amy Helm Amy Helm and Handsome Strangers Concert – 9pm   Saturday, January 18 Best of the LRFF’s 48 Hour Film Project – 3:00pm La Grande Fete, Surprise Party, Abbatoir, Vacation, The Door, The Plumber, Last Chance Romance, Drain, The Third Save, Deuces Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again – 7:00pm Documentary/concert film about Arkansas native Sleepy LaBeef followed by a Q&A with Sleepy LaBeef and Dave Pomeroy Sleepy LaBeef and Dave Pomeroy concert – 8:30pm   Monday, January 20 Moms Mabley (courtesy HBO Documentary Films) – 7:00pm A special MLK day presentation about the iconic African American standup comedienne Jackie “Moms” Mabley, who broke racial and sexual boundaries and continues to inspire comedians to this day. In her directorial debut, Whoopi Goldberg pays homage to this pioneering legend.   Tuesday, January 21 Locals Rule – 7:30pm These standout  Arkansas short films from the first seven...
2013’s 48 Hour Film Project Winners are…

2013’s 48 Hour Film Project Winners are…

The award ceremony for the LRFF’s 2013 48Hour Film Project was held this Saturday Sept 14th. Little Rock’s 48HFP’s producer Levi Agee announced the winners to a full house here at Wildwood Park in West Little Rock. The big winner this year was La Grande Fete directed by Johnnie Brannon. Along with the Best Film title Johnnie Brannon’s musical also bagged the awards for Best Music and Best Actress at the Awards Ceremony. The 2013 48HFP winners are: Best Use of Prop: Community Cove, Team FilmMakers Corner Best use of Line of Dialogue (Tie): Now You See Me, Team Grundle Productions Tai Chi Child The Movie: The Movie, Team die katze und die hunde Best use of Character: Dateable, Team Evan Pierce Productions Best Music: Sam Clark, La Grande Fête, Team Flokati Films Best Editing: Joshua Harrison, Abbatoir, Team Bearshark Best Cinematography: Charlie Ryan, MetaFloor, Team Fort Smith Film Mafia Best Actor: Jay Morgan, Now You See Me, Team Grundle Productions Best Actress: Karen Clark, La Grande Fête, Team Flokati Films Best Story: Joshua Harrison, John Schol, Matthew Maguire, Abbatoir, Team Bearshark Best Directing: Andrew McMurry, Surprise Party, Team AndrewMFilms Best Film, 1st Runner-up: Surprise Party, Team AndrewMFilms Best Film: La Grande Fête, Team Flokati Films Congratulations to all the nominees and...
And the nominees for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project Awards are…

And the nominees for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project Awards are…

The Little Rock Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Project is nearly wrapped for 2013. This year was a whirlwind of anticipation, anxiety, excitement, and energy as the 31 teams produced short cinematic treasures in only 48 Hours. The audiences guffawed, gasped, and sometimes groaned before selecting their Top 10 favorites of the screening nights. The following films will be playing at the Best Of Screening and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Sep 14 at Wildwood Park at 7 p.m. in West Little Rock. The lineup in no particular order as voted by the audiences are: La Grande Fete by Flokati Films (Operetta) Surprise Party by AndrewMFilms (Comedy) Vacation by Something Clever (Vacation or Holiday Film) Abattoir by Team Bearshark (Buddy Film) The Door by The Immaculate Production (Thriller/Suspense) The Plumbmeler by Altered Egos (Martial Arts) Last Chance Romance by Domino Pictures (Dark Comedy) Drain by Raymond Roquello and His Orchestra (Found Footage) The Third Save by Whiffle Powder Productions (Superhero) and finally Deuces! by Clever Alibi Productions (Mystery). In addition to playing the Top 10 Audience favorites at the Award Ceremony we will also announce and award the Best Film of Little Rock that will go on to represent the city at the national competition for the 48 Hour Film Project in Hollywood! The nominations were very difficult for the judges this year who will remain anonymous until after the ceremony and I don’t envy them because there were so many great films. The nominations for the awards are as follows: Best Film Abbatoir Team Bearshark (Joshua Harrison) La Grande Fete Flokati Films (Johnnie Brannon) Surprise Party AndrewMFilms (Andrew McMurray) Metafloor...
Little Rock Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Project wraps up another successful year

Little Rock Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Project wraps up another successful year

Words / Jordan Ash – The Idle Class Every year, much like in all the other cities all over the country, teams in Little Rock come together for a sleepless weekend of movie making – the 48 Hour Film Project. Once the teams have picked their genre from a random draw, they have exactly 48 hours to write, film, edit and submit a completed film no longer than seven minutes. Since the last few years there has been a steady increase in the number of registering teams. While some are 48HFP veterans the others are new and eager filmmakers ready to expose and showcase their creativity while practicing their craft. After the team draws their genre they must work to write and create a film including the three elements given to them by the judges: main character’s name, a certain prop and a line of dialogue. All must be included in the film in order for it to be eligible. This year, the name of the character was Andy/Annie Benoit who has to be a plumber. The prop was a horn. And the line of dialogue to be included was, ” Tell me the truth.” The result – some of the craziest and funnest moments in the making. The Little Rock Film Festival’s 48HFP this year in Little Rock was held over the weekend of August 16-18. The premiere screenings will be held on the weekend of August 29-31 at 7pm at the Bank of America building (fourth floor), located at 200 W. Capitol Avenue in Li        I squeezed in an opportunity to speak with a...