EVENT SCHEDULE

All times listed are CDT.

MONDAY, AUGUST 10

Competition and Spotlight Films
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics); and BFF Spotlight Features and Shorts. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
(In)Visible Portraits BFF Opening Spotlight Film
Presented by Cities Market Studios
7PM – 8:30PM Spotlight presentation of feature documentary debut for director, Oge Egbuono, that shadows the to-often visible “otherizing” of Black women – and reclaims the narrative told in their own words. Learn More
Drive-In Movie Event
Presented by Paramount and Universal
Gates Open at 7:30PM
Movies Begin at 8:30PM
Trolls World Tour, Sonic

Event location:
112 Drive-In

3552 AR-112

Fayetteville, AR 72704

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11

Competition and Spotlight Films
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics); and BFF Spotlight Features and Shorts. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
Parkland Rising BFF Spotlight Film
Presented by Cities Market Studios
7PM – 10PM Spotlight presentation of feature documentary Parkland Rising, produced by Will.I.Am and Katie Couric. Learn More
Drive-In Movie Event
Presented by Sony
Gates Open at 7:30PM
Movies Begin at 8:30PM
Stuart Little, A League of Their Own

Event location:
112 Drive-In

3552 AR-112

Fayetteville, AR 72704

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12

Competition and Spotlight Films
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics); and BFF Spotlight Features and Shorts. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
Advancing Latinx Representation
Presented by LatinXNA
12PM – 1PM A discussion about advancing Latinx representation in entertainment and media, and how corporate organizations can help in this effort.
What’s Your Story? And Why We Need It Now More Than Ever…
Free Panel Compliments of
Sony Pictures Television
5:30PM – 6:30PM Never has it been more urgent, more important, for fresh, distinctive voices, emblematic of our respective communities. Never before have women had such a platform. Join a candid conversation with creative changemakers, both in front of and behind the camera, as they discuss bringing their unique perspectives to authentic storytelling in TV and film.
(In)Visible Portraits BFF Spotlight Film Encore Screening
Presented by Cities Market Studios
7PM – 8:30PM Spotlight presentation of feature documentary debut for director, Oge Egbuono, that shadows the to-often visible “otherizing” of Black women – and reclaims the narrative told in their own words. Learn More
Misbehaviour BFF Spotlight Film
Presented by Cities Market Studios
7PM – 10PM Spotlight presentation of feature narrative, a British romantic-comedy that follows the first Black Ms. World in 1970.
Drive-In Movie Event
Presented by Sony and Universal
Gates Open at 7:30PM
Movies Begin at 8:30PM
Unseen Comic, Glory, Ali

Event location:
112 Drive-In
3552 AR-112
Fayetteville, AR 72704

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13

Competition and Spotlight Films
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics); and BFF Spotlight Features and Shorts. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
Building Bridges and Brands
Presented by HATCHBEAUTY
10:30AM – 11:30AM Join Tracy Holland Co-Founder of HatchBeauty Brands in a discussion about how brands can leverage their place in consumers minds to impact lasting cultural change. From empowering young, female entrepreneurs to creating representation through product assortment, advertising, and more.
If She Can See It, She Can Be It
Presented by MARS
12PM – 1PM This panel will showcase best practices from industry executives, content creators, and actors who have successfully created or worked with female driven content.
Power of Media for Social Change
Presented by MARS
2PM – 3PM Features creative strategists sharing insights on developing effective campaigns. Join leading minds in Advertising, Marketing, and Brand work as they share industry insights.
Outdoor Movie Event
Presented by Coca-Cola
7PM – 10PM A special presentation of a BFF Alumni Jury Award winning film. Special boxed dinners available for purchase with a ticket to the event. Event location:

Louise at Thaden Field
2205 SW I St. #100
Bentonville, AR 72712

FRIDAY, AUGUST 14

Competition and Spotlight Films
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics); and BFF Spotlight Features and Shorts. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
Flipping the Script: Rethinking Portrayals of People with Disabilities
Presented by MARS
12:00PM – 1:00PM This panel will look at the presence of stories about characters with varying abilities on screen and in media.
Diversity in Toys
Presented by Mattel
2:30PM – 3:30PM An engaging conversation about how diversity and inclusion can be taught to children through toys, characters, and stories.
The Best of Geena and Friends
Presented by Coca-Cola
7:00PM – 8:00PM A virtual discussion and look at fun moments from past Geena and Friends with Academy Award winner and Co-Founder of BFF, Geena Davis,, and the all-star group of equally brilliant actors that have participated in the reimagining all-male dominated movie scenes from a female lens at BFF.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

Competition and Spotlight Films
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics); and BFF Spotlight Features and Shorts. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
Up Close and Personal with Geena Davis
Presented by MARS
12PM – 1PM A one-on-one interview with BFF Co-Founder and Academy Award Winner, Geena Davis – delving into the highlights and challenges of her career in the entertainment industry.
Breaking the Rainbow Ceiling: A Closer Look at LGBTQIA+ On Screen
Presented by MARS
3:30PM – 4:30PM This panel will look at the presence of LGBTQ+ and intersectional characters and their stories on screen.
Pier Kids
BFF Spotlight Film
Presented by Cities Market Studios
1PM – 3:00PM Pier kids follows Crystal LaBeija, Casper and Desean’s transition from being homeless to housed. Learn More

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

Competition Film Winners Special Presentations
Presented by Kellogg’s
All Day Watch BFF 2020 Competition Films (Narratives, Documentaries, Shorts, and Episodics) juried winners. Films will feature a live-streaming Q&A with filmmakers and talent. Stream on-demand on the BFF Film Festival Platform. Learn More
Jury Talk
Presented by MARS
2PM – 3PM Join Geena Davis and the BFF 2020 jury for a discussion about the 2020 Competition film program and highlights; along with a look at the jury winners for this year and their award-winning films.