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9 TH ANNUAL
MAY 11-17
2015
The Little Rock Film Festival to End its Run After 9 Years

The Little Rock Film Festival to End its Run After 9 Years

After 9 great years, each one bigger and arguably better than the last, The Little Rock Film Festival is retiring. We are proud of the Arkansas filmmaking community that we have helped to inspire and promote, and pleased to have brought hundreds of the top independent filmmakers from around the World to Central Arkansas each year to share their work directly with audiences. Along the way, we were able to show off our beautiful city and state, and provide the kind of cultural entertainment we believe is essential for a city like Little Rock, to attract and retain the young people it needs to prosper and compete.  Thank you to the sponsors, festivalgoers, filmmakers and volunteers who have been a part of this fantastic ride. We love you...
LRFF2015 Announces ‘Made in Arkansas’ Competition Lineup

LRFF2015 Announces ‘Made in Arkansas’ Competition Lineup

Showcasing the best of Arkansas films and filmmakers, Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce this years’ ‘Made in Arkansas’ competition lineup. Curated by Faith Chonko. Assistant Programmer Gerry Bruno.    Contact, Director – Alexander Jeffrey Dr. Jake Clearwater, O.D. helps patients see the world more clearly, more beautifully. After losing the love of his life to his former best friend in high school, Jake has spent the years watching from afar. Now, upon the advent of silicone contact lenses, Jake sees his opportunity to pounce and reconnects with his old pal Darrin McAdam. Dim the Lights, Director – Dwight Chalmers A Super 8 road trip edited in-camera takes the viewer to unexpected places. Forsaken, Director – Krisha Mason A young woman struggling to overcome a tragic loss searches for purpose in her life. When her mother and sister offer no support, she discovers a friend who encourages her to not lose hope, but when tragedy strikes, she must decide if she can continue to live her life as she did before. Go to the Ball with Me, Jenny, Director – Cole Borgstadt A quirky sixteen year old boy makes this video for a cute girl in his Language Arts class to ask her to their school’s Winter Ball. Hush, Director – Kenn Woodard A psychological thriller based in a small, southern town – ‘Where power breeds dirty politics and murder’. I Hate Alphaman, Director – Hunter West Everybody loves Alphaman. Except for Alex Arthur. To him he, he is the worst person imaginable. He’s always messing everything up and ruining his plans. And honestly he’s not that cool. The city...
LRFF2015 Announces its Golden Rock Documentary Lineup

LRFF2015 Announces its Golden Rock Documentary Lineup

Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce its 2015 Golden Rock Documentary Competition Lineup, curated by LRFF’s Artistic Director, Brent Renaud.   LRFF2015 passes are available online for purchase HERE. Barge, (71min), USA Director – Ben Powell Barge Facebook page Twitter – @bargefilm Dry land’s misfits find purpose and direction twenty-eight days at a time as the steady hands of a towboat due for the port of New Orleans.  Cartel Land, (98min), USA, Directing and Cinematogrpahy Award Winner, Sundance Film Festival Director – Matt Heineman Cartel Land Facebook page Twitter – @cartellandmovie CARTEL LAND is a classic western set in the 21st century, pitting vigilantes on both sides of the border against the vicious Mexican drug cartels.  Crocodile Gennadiy, (100min), USA Director – Steve Hoover Crocodile Gennadiy Facebook page Twitter – @gennadiyfilm‬‬‬ ‬‬‬‬ A new film from the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning creators of Blood Brother. Gennadiy Mokhnenko has made a name for himself by forcibly abducting homeless drug-addicted kids from the streets of Mariupol, Ukraine. As his country leans towards a European Union inclusion, hopes of continued post-Soviet revitalization seem possible. In the meantime, Gennadiy’s center has evolved into a more nebulous institution.  Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead, (93min), USA Director -Douglas Tirola Drunk Stoned Brilliant and Dead Facebook page Three Harvard graduates start the first national humor magazine for adults, launching the careers of some of Hollywood’s most legendary talent.    Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey, (95min) Director -Scott Teems Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey  Facebook page Since first walking onto stage in 1954, Hal Holbrook has performed his award-winning one-man show as Mark Twain on Broadway, in all fifty states, in...
LRFF presents Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2014

LRFF presents Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2014

          As a part of our year round programming schedule, The Little Rock Film Festival is proud to announce the 2014 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival – in proud partnership with the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site and Parks Department. The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival commemorates 57 years of integration at Little Rock Central High School The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival 2014 will take place Friday September 19th – Thursday September 25th, 2013. All events/screenings are open to public and free to attend. The RCRFF2014 kicks off Friday September 19th at 6pm at the Riverdale 10 Movies with Student Films. This year Academy award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone will join us for a screening and discussion of an episode from his series ‘An Untold History of the United States‘. In the spirit of the 57th anniversary of the Little Rock Central High School crisis, we also humbly welcome Dr. Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, to honor local educators and social activits for thier service to the city of Little Rock. Full RCRFF2014 schedule:   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 OPENING NIGHT STUDENT FILMS, 6:00 P.M. Location: Riverdale 10 Movies Student Films: Youth Leadership Academy / Little Rock Central High School Memory Project. Short films on social justice, youth empowerment, and selected oral histories from civil and human rights activists will be screened through a partnership with the National Park Service, Arkansas Education Television Network and other national outreach organizations. The films will be followed by a performance of the Memory Project’s Readers Theater; the performance will be followed by a moderated discussion with...
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”...