BFFoundation has a history of taking real action with content creators, talent, influencers, advertisers, and content distributors, who have participated in the annual Bentonville Film Festival. We work with corporate and studio partners year-round to support independent filmmakers’ next projects and careers. Our partners engage with the 10K+ diverse and talented alumni who have come through BFF since 2015.

2022 Grant Recipient: Sofia Garza-Barba

The 2022 BFF M&M’s For All Funkind Grant was awarded to Sofia Garza-Barba, who’s film, Yo Soy Vampiro (I’m A Vampire), screened as part of the 2021 Bentonville Film Festival Competition Shorts program. The mentorship includes a $20,000 grant for her next short film, which will premiere at the 2023 Festival, plus the opportunity to work with the M&M’S® team on a project for the iconic brand, focused on championing fun to help everyone feel included.