ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2020 FESTIVAL
Entering its 6th year, the Bentonville Film Festival is a one of a kind event that champions inclusion in all forms of media. Co-founded by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis & Inclusion Companies CEO Trevor Drinkwater, BFF is a year-long platform culminating with an annual festival in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola. The 6th annual festival will take place on April 29 – May 2, 2020. Film submissions are now being accepted. Regular Deadline 12/23/19. Final Deadline 1/28/2020.
Are you a student or a filmmaker from Arkansas or the surrounding region? You could qualify for a waiver or discount for submitting your film to BFF. Click here to learn more.
The Bentonville Film Festival served as such a wonderful launching pad for Lez Bomb. The enthusiasm and support from the festival and its affiliates was incredible. BFF will always hold a warm place in my heart. I met many inspiring filmmakers, and even collaborated with Jesse Einstein months later, after meeting this kindred spirit in the filmmakers lounge. We’re so grateful for the continued support of Geena Davis, The Geena Davis Institute, and all the hard working staff at BFF helping to make a positive impact on the industry.
Jenna Laurenzo (Lez Bomb 2018; Stars and Thunder 2019)
MEET THE MAKERS
We asked our BFF Filmmakers to make a video so you could get to know them and their films a little better. They had to pitch their film and say how it connects to BFF’s mission of inclusion in media, all in under 20 seconds! See what past filmmakers sent and be on the lookout for our 2020 filmmakers soon.
We extend our sincere gratitude to our 2019 sponsors for supporting inclusion in all forms of media. We are honored to have partners who believe that if they can see it, they can be it. If you are interested in learning more about being a sponsor for our 2020 festival, Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our staff will schedule time to meet with you on your goals and how together we can support your company to champion women and diverse voices during the festival.