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

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

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 [...]

BFF Hosts Inclusion Panel at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

2018-03-23T14:29:57+00:00January 23rd, 2018|

Panlelists Janina Gavankar (L-R) Colman Domingo, Anika Noni Rose and Jay Ellis (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Bentonville Film Festival) On Saturday, January 20th, BFF returned to Sundance Film Festival, in partnership with Google, to host a panel discussion at the DIRECTV Lodge Presented by AT&T. Participants included Colman Domingo (Fear of [...]


2018-03-23T14:32:58+00:00September 28th, 2016|

After experiencing significant growth in 2016, BFF will continue in Third Year with new Commercial and expanded Short Film Competition BENTONVILLE, Ark (September 28, 2016) — The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) today announced the dates for the third annual festival, returning to Bentonville, Arkansas May 2-7, 2017. Co-founded by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis & [...]


2016-05-08T10:40:09+00:00May 8th, 2016|

  The second annual Bentonville Film Festival which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 7 at an Awards Show hosted by Luvvie Ajayi, award-winning writer, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. BFF is the only festival to [...]

Bentonville Film Festival Announces Celebrity Appearances and Book Signing at Walmart Neighborhood Market Bentonville Square

2016-05-06T08:09:03+00:00May 6th, 2016|

WHAT: In conjunction with the Bentonville Film Festival, Nely Galán and Kimberly Paisley will be in appearance at the Walmart Neighborhood Market Bentonville Square on Friday, May 6, 2016. Each will be signing recently published books and meeting with fans. Nely Galán (12 pm) ‘Self Made: Becoming Empowered, Self-Reliant and Rich in Every Way.' Nely [...]

Bentonville Film Festival Announces Geena Davis Event with Meg Ryan, Kimberly Paisley and Nia Vardalos

2016-05-05T12:06:18+00:00May 5th, 2016|

IN CONTROL OF HER OWN DESTINY - Crystal Bridges Museum, Friday, May  6, 11:30 am Moderator: Alex Cohen (NPR)  Panelists: Geena Davis, Kimberly Paisley, Nia Vardalos and Meg Ryan. According to the Geena Davis Institute’s latest global research, there is a direct association with having a female director or a female writer and seeing more girls and women [...]

Reel Women: Icons and Identity in Film launches at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

2016-05-02T14:28:29+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) participants are invited to experience the art of photography and a celebration of women and diverse voices with a new exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Reel Women: Icons and Identity in Film, organized by Crystal Bridges in collaboration with the George Eastman Museum and the Bentonville Film Festival, [...]

Bentonville Film Festival Advises Attendees on Parking & Shuttle Services

2016-05-02T10:46:00+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

BFF encourages use of free parking and shuttle service available for festival attendees to get them hassle-free to all the action occurring at the Festival in downtown Bentonville. Shuttle service will run approximately every 20 minutes (see First Presbyterian Church hours exception) and drop off at two different downtown locations. WHEN: Shuttle Hours Tuesday, May [...]

How to Navigate the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival: A Guide to Finding Your Way Around to Enjoy a Great Week

2016-04-30T12:49:36+00:00April 30th, 2016|

The Bentonville Film Festival is a mission-focused, one-of-a-kind, annual event taking place at 20 different partnership venues around the Bentonville Square and Northwest Arkansas May 3 – 8, 2016. Over 50 Competitive & Showcase Film Screenings, 10 Panel Discussions with Industry Experts, a Studio Premier Event, Family Movie Night, and Top Music Entertainment will take [...]

Free Comic Book Day Soars Into Town at Bentonville Public Library

2016-04-30T12:08:10+00:00April 30th, 2016|

Great citizens of Bentonville! All comic book fans, from ages 3 to 103, are invited to Bentonville Public Library for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) on May 7! Free Comic Book Day will be filled with exciting activities and programs, raffles, and of course, free comic books! This year, BPL is partnering with the Bentonville [...]