We wrapped our 8th year! The Bentonville Film Festival is a one of a kind event that champions inclusion in all forms of media. Chaired by Academy Award® winner Geena Davis BFF is a year-long platform culminating with an annual festival in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola. Our 8th annual festival took place with virtual events from June 22 – July 3, 2022 and in person events in the festival host state of Arkansas from June 22 – June 26, 2022. Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2023 festival dates!

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I just wanted to drop you a note of sincere thanks for your hospitality to me and my team while we were in Bentonville representing Brownsville Bred. It was always a dream to be a part of the festival and I am really honored to have been included with my work. The festival and the work are very much aligned.”

Elaine Del valle (brownsville bred, 2022)


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