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MAY 11-17

LRFF co-founder Craig Renaud to host workshops and panel discussions at the 2nd Annual WRI Film Forum (March 21st-24th) – Little Rock

In keeping with the LRFF mission to promote and further the art of film making, Little Rock Film Festival is proud to be associated with and be a part sponsor of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institutes 2nd Annual Film Forum Program. A weekend event organized March 21st-24th, atop Petit Jean Mountain, approximately one hour from Little Rock, this forum offers actors, directors, producers, technicians, and students a rare chance to hone their craft in intensive workshops/panel discussions etc. with film-industry insiders. LRFF co-founder Craig Renaud is on the faculty for Film Forum and will be co-hosting workshops on ‘The New World of Documentary Film Making‘ and ‘Creating Dialogue and Impact through Documentaries‘. He will also join in discussion to ‘Illuminate the Art and Craft of great story telling via documentaries‘. You can view the complete WRI Film Forum’s weekend agenda here “If you are an aspiring filmmaker,actor, or you have any desire to work in the business, the WRI Film Forum is a must-attend event in Arkansas. From Joan Darling to Judge Reinhold, it is unbelievable that the WRI Film Forum offers such intimate access to these Hollywood legends. I feel truly honored to be among the faculty.”  — Craig Renaud, Forum faculty member, documentarian, and co-founder of the Little Rock Film Festival Attendees at the 2nd annual WRI Film Forum event year include: Hollywood director Howard Deutch, best known for directing Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful Screenwriter and Sundance faculty member Tom Schulman, whose debut film, Dead Poets Society, won the Oscar for best screenplay in 1990 Pioneering television director and Sundance faculty member Joan Darling, known...

My Volunteer Experience at LRFF2012 – Timothy Hadley

  To be filled in a room with so many creative personalities, thinkers, and innovators is refreshing just by itself. To be surrounded by incredible talent, filmmakers from all around the world, and future faces of Hollywood is an experience one is sure to remember for a lifetime. That’s what my experience was like, unforgettable. For newbies as myself or anyone involved in the film making community, it’s definitely great hands on experience or a great way to get involved. You never know what to expect; I actually got to go inside the directors room, view panel discussions, and see screenings been premiered for the first time; who would have ever thought that would come about just from volunteering? The special events are fun, and you’re given the opportunity to connect and develop relationships with those who work in related fields you aspire to work in. More than likely you will probably leave with so much knowledge and new powerful connections; putting you ten steps ahead of the game. Did I mention the parties? One word, unbelievable! We partied on the roof top and boat last year! You will leave feeling like an A-Lister; the Renaud brothers and their team bring something new, special, and fun to the table each year! Don’t miss the opportunity to give back to your community or the industry! Whether you work in front of behind the scenes; you’re a part of the puzzle and a part of helping bring entertainment and magic to the world! So share your gift, explore your passion, hone your craft, enhance your skills, add to your knowledge, and...