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9 TH ANNUAL
MAY 11-17
2015
Little Rock Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Project is Here

Little Rock Film Festival’s 48 Hour Film Project is Here

Words / Kody Ford – The Idle Class Filmmaking is a grueling process that can test the patience of even the most seasoned professional. And that’s under a normal production schedule. What happens when you squeeze everything from pre-production to post-production into just two days? You get a boiler room level of creativity and innovation. The Little Rock Film Festival is hosting its fourth annual 48 Hour Film Project on August 16 – 18. This wild weekend will have filmmakers rushing to write, cast, produce and edit a four to seven minute film. Each team is given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that must be used. The story is up to them. “[The] 48Hour is a great experience for filmmakers and film fans alike who want to get a taste of what it’s like to complete a short film from scratch,” said Levi Agee, producer of the LRFF 48 Hour Film Project. “You’ll never participate in anything like it. This is Little Rock Film Festival’s fourth year supporting the film festival and we are all very excited to see what Little Rock puts up on the big screen.” At the end of the weekend, each team will submit their completed film, which will be screened on August 29 – 31 at the Bank of America Building in downtown Little Rock. Registration is $160. Anyone interested can register here. The Idle Class will be on hand to cover the events and review the final films. Good luck and God speed to all the teams involved. Stock up on coffee...

The 48 Hour Film Project is back!

So you think you can make a film in 48 hours? If you are the creative out of the box thinker, who loves the adrenaline and thinks it’s possible to round up some friends or like-minded people for a weekend of movie making competition, then look no further. Co-sponsored by the Little Rock Film Festival, the 48HFP returns to Little Rock this August 16th– 18th So register now as they begin accepting early bird registrations. The 48HFP is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and your team have to write, shoot, edit and score a movie in just 48 hours. On August 16th, you will be assigned a character, a prop, a line of dialogue and a genre that MUST be included in the movie. Whatever you do in the next 48 hours is upto you. We just need the film submitted to us on Sunday August 18th by 7.30pm. Your film will be screened a local theater (Bank of America Building, 4th Floor, 200W Capitol Ave, Little Rock, AR). The winning film from Little Rock will go up against films from around the world to compete for the title “Best 48 Hour Film of 2013” Early bird registrations are being accepted. Teams must register on or before Monday, July 22 to avail the special rate of $140. Regular registration is $160. If teams register after Tuesday, August 6 they must pay a rate of $175. If you do not have a team you can even volunteer for a team. Just enter your name, email and skills/jobs desired HERE and if someone is looking for help they may...

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...

An evening to remember with Actor Robert Walden at LRFF's first ever rooftop film screening

Mid-week spring storms were replaced by a beautiful weekend weather for Little Rock Film Festival’s first ever rooftop movie screening. The 1970 depression-era gangster flick “Bloody Mama” lit up the rooftop screen while stars took over a cloudless Little Rock night sky. Attendees arrived slowly at the River Market Tower’s rooftop and after the film screening were treated to a Q&A with one of the film’s stars – Emmy nominated actor Robert Walden. Mr. Walden entertained the crowd with behind-the-scenes stories of his experience filming in the Ozarks and working with other Hollywood icons including Bloody Mama co-star Robert De Niro. Robert Walden will be appearing as Willie Loman in the Little Rock Repertory Theater’s production of “Death of a Salesman” April 24th – May 12th. See pictures from the event HERE. Written for LRFF by Jimmy Clawson....

LRFF reveals BIG plans for the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival

  Stephen Bailey, Little Rock Arkansas: This year, don’t just Head South to Little Rock Film Festival’s 7th Annual event, head DOWNTOWN. Today, filmmaker and LRFF co-founder, Craig Renaud, announced a number of new partnerships and highlights of this year’s film festival at the LRFF press conference in Argenta Community Theater, North Little Rock. The festival has partnered with organizations like Argenta Community Theater and Repertoire Theater that will bring this year’s festival to downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. “We would like to thank Riverdale [theaters]. They’ve been very supportive over the years. But this new opportunity to bring the festival downtown will really help propel the festival to a new level.” – Craig Renaud                 Renaud was accompanied by a number of city leaders, including North Little Rock Mayor Joe Smith and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola, who also endorsed the festival and its role in helping recruit businesses and in stimulating economic development in Arkansas. Other highlights of this year’s festival include a new emphasis on music. In addition to music acts playing prior to film screenings at the LRFF2013, Whitewater Tavern will also be hosting a number of after parties for the festival and featuring local music artists. The decision shows LRFF’s commitment to supporting local artists, even beyond film. This year also marks the first year of Heifer International’s Humanitarian award. A new film category offering a $10,000 cash prize to the best socially conscious...