2020 BENTONVILLE FILM 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 as a hybrid version of virtual showings and local and limited on-the-ground events due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The dates will be August 10 – 16, 2020. Film submissions are now closed. Check back soon and follow us on social media for our schedule announcements!
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.