Pre-Sale Badges and Ticket Bundles for BFF 2019!

Purchase Pre-Sale Badges & Ticket Bundles on Black Friday for Year 5 Celebrations at BFF 2019! Festival passes are available this Friday for Year 5 of the Bentonville Film Festival, coming May 7-11, 2019! Join emerging filmmakers and corporate change makers for the best in inclusive and diverse entertainment. From films, to insightful panel discussions [...]

2019-02-12T16:54:13+00:00November 21st, 2018|

One on one with the director of LEZ BOMB: A lesbian holiday comedy with a happy ending

Director Jenna Laurenzo's hilarious and honest directorial debut LEZ BOMB blew the jury away at BFF 2018, taking home Best Narrative Feature in the festival's 4th year. LEZ BOMB follows a young woman who travels home for Thanksgiving with the intention of coming out to her family, but finds that the eccentric cast of characters that make [...]

2019-02-12T16:56:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|

Thank you to our mission-aligned sponsors!

BFF would like to thank each of the one hundred festival sponsors who are committed to our mission of inclusion in media. These corporations, small businesses and foundations work year-round to promote diversity and inclusion as a pillar of their communities. At BFF, they showcased their commitment by sponsoring and supporting events that help move [...]

2019-02-12T16:57:17+00:00May 31st, 2018|

BFF Award Spotlight: Big Vision Empty Wallet Fellowship

At the 2018 festival, BFF teamed with Big Vision Empty Wallet, a film and television incubator, to award one creator with a narrative feature or series in competition by offering them a spot in their 2018 incubator. This year's fellowship was awarded to MARY GOES ROUND Writer/Director Molly McGlynn. Much like BFF, Big Vision’s focus is on [...]

2019-02-12T17:00:14+00:00May 24th, 2018|

BFF Announces Continued Growth & 2019 Dates!

The 2018 edition of BFF broke attendance records, growing 15% to more than 85,000 festival goers.  Supported by more than 100 like-minded sponsors, including founding sponsor, Walmart and presenting sponsor, Coca-Cola, BFF hosted more than 150 filmmakers, celebrities, and industry leaders during the week-long festival, and in its 4th year, surpassed all expectations and projections. BFF [...]

2019-02-12T17:09:50+00:00May 22nd, 2018|

Thank you, From BFF!

On behalf of everyone at BFF, we thank you so much for supporting this year’s festival and showing up in so many ways to champion our mission of inclusion.  From our sponsors, to our volunteers, the community of Bentonville, our panelists and filmmakers, we have convened so many brilliant minds and voices and feel inspired [...]

2019-02-12T17:15:57+00:00May 7th, 2018|

See the 2018 Award Winning Films!

Winner: Best Short and Best Episodic by Jury and Audience, 10:00 am: THE BROWNLIST, Directors: Kelly Walker and Ryan Garcia; and BEAST, Director Ben Strang; LABORATORY CONDITIONS, Director Jocelyn Stamat; BROOKLYNIFCATION, Director Keith Miller Winner: Best of Fest, 10:00 am: F.R.E.D.I., Director Sean Olson Winner: Audience Award Best Documentary, 12:30pm: LOVE ALWAYS MOM, Directors Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro Winner: Best Documentary [...]

2019-02-12T17:19:46+00:00May 6th, 2018|

Congratulations to our 2018 Award Winning Films!

The 2018 Award Winning Films, and honors at an Awards Ceremony, presented by P&G, at the Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art.  All films will screen at the Skylight Cinema on Sunday, May 6. The show was hosted by The Real’s Loni Love, and presenters included festival Co-Founders Geena Davis and Trevor Drinkwater, and actor [...]

2019-02-12T17:21:27+00:00May 5th, 2018|