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MAY 11-17
2015

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...

Little Rock Film Festival listed in MovieMaker's 2013 "Top 25 film festivals worth the entry fee"

MovieMaker magazine released its ‘Top 50 Film Festivals worth the entry fee’ 2013 list yesterday and once again the Little Rock Film Festival is listed among the Top 25 film festivals worldwide “worth the entry fee”. Combing through a list of 4,000-6,000 film festivals worldwide MovieMaker releases their annual list every year to help present film makers and audiences with a slate of film festivals “worth the entry fee” to attend. Read the full article and the see the complete list of MovieMaker’s Top 50 Film Festivals worth the entry fee HERE. The 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival kicks off May 15th – May 19th, 2013. Purchase passes to the LRFF2013...

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...
LRFF2013 Passes are now available

LRFF2013 Passes are now available

We promised you earlier this year that we are planning BIG things for LRFF2013. We kept our promise! To begin with we have organized bigger screening venues with nearly double the seating capacity than before (venues TBA at the press conference in early April), so you could have a GREAT movie going experience and so we have a larger awesome audience to interact with! The LRFF2013 passes and tickets are now on sale. Visit out Box Office section for more details on the pass structure and to make an online purchase. Passes are a great way to enjoy the Little Rock Film Festival. LRFF2013 offers you three different options to choose from: Gold (All Access) – $300, Silver (Films, Parties and Panels)- $150 and Bronze (Films) – $50. Individual tickets to the Opening Night Film and Party – $25 and to the Arkansas Times Awards Gala at the Clinton Presidential Library – $75 are also available. Non- pass holders will need to buy a ticket in advance to ensure a seat to the Opening Night Film and Party. This year at the LRFF2013, we have planned short musical performances, showcasing budding Arkansas talent, to play 20 minutes before select screenings which I hear are not to be missed. We will begin seating 25 minutes prior to the event/screening and we recommend that you show up at least 35-40 minutes prior to an event/film screening to reserve your seat. All movie goers will be seated as per the pass structure –Gold, Silver and then Bronze. Non-pass holders pay at the time of admission and are seated basis seats availability. If you are not...

LRFF's First Ever Rooftop Screening – Bloody Mama, April 12th

Join us under the stars for Little Rock Film Festival’s first ever Rooftop Screening of ‘Bloody Mama’- a classic gangster film featuring Robert De Niro and Robert Walden, April 12th, 7pm atop the River Market Tower. What better way to spend an evening under the stars than watching a movie with a star in the audience. Yes! Actor Robert Walden will join us on the rooftop for this special screening and will discuss his role in the film. Purchase of an 2013 LRFF pass is required to attend this screening. Follow the link HERE to be among the first to get your hands on the 2013 LRFF passes and click HERE to reserve your seat for an evening with Robert Walden. Directed by Roger Corman, Bloody Mama was filmed in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas and tells the story of  machine gun totin’ Ma Barker, who lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era.Robert Walden plays Fred Barker in the film, who has just been released from prison, and Robert De Niro plays Lloyd Barker, a spaced-out drug addict who sniffs glue if nothing better is around. During his long and successful career as a Hollywood actor, three time Emmy nominated actor Robert Walden has acted alongside many of the Hollywood greats including George C. Scott, Anthony Hopkins and Dustin Hoffman and has worked with director such as Woody Allen,, Martin Scorsese and Alan Pakula. Walden currently stars in the new TV land sitcom, Happily Divorced with Fran Drescher and Rita Moreno. He will also star in the Arkansas Repertory Theater’s version of Death of a Salesman as...