Stay in the loop with our newsletter!
Success! Thank you for Signing Up!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

connect

FILMMAKER FORUMS

Our monthly Filmmaker Forums are designed to inform the community of progress regarding film incentives, Arkansas industry updates, facilitate discussions about needs in the film community and allow filmmakers to connect with one another. These events will take place on the first Thursday of every month in different parts of the state in-person with the option for anyone interested in attending to join on Zoom.

ACS member badge

Already a member?

ACS Membership - $50

What do ACS members receive? A LOT!
  • Advance access to purchase tickets at Filmland and Premiere Events
  • 15% off 1 ticket to each screening at Filmland (Additional tickets full price, first come first serve, exceptions may apply for Premiere Events)
  • 25% off 1 ticket to each Filmland Workshops + Seminars
  • 15% off 1 ticket to in-person year-round screenings (Additional tickets full price, first come first serve, exceptions may apply for Premiere Events)
  • 25% off 1 ticket to in-person year-round workshops
  • 50% off submissions to Filmland: Arkansas
  • Free access to virtual events and screenings
  • Access to the ACS Talks Video Library
  • Invitation to our members-only Facebook group
  • THE BEST PERK: you'll get to enjoy the feeling of giving generously to a local, homegrown Arkansas arts non-profit and support our mission and advocacy efforts

ACS MEMBERS ALSO GET BENEFITS AT AMFA!

  • A Social Pass Membership giving you access to member-exclusive events, exhibition preview parties and surprise discounts
  • 10% off classes and workshops at the Windgate Art School

    Your annual membership makes ALL ACS Virtual Screenings FREE (including Filmland Digital Experience) and 50% off your first Filmland ticket to each screening!

    Become a member of the Arkansas Cinema Society
    to experience our unique and exciting events.

    Questions on how to claim your tickets?

    Email: members@arkansascinemasociety.org

    Volunteer

     As a volunteer, you can support the Arkansas Cinema Society’s mission to build a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art. 

    Join us! 

    ACS depends on volunteers to support a variety of departments and activities, from assisting guests, working as ushers during screening, assisting in set up and clean up, selling tickets, to being a welcome greeter. If you would like to join our growing volunteer group, please fill out the volunteer application.

    Why Volunteer?

    • Receive a complimentary ticket to the screening and its after party
    • Students can have volunteer hours verified for honor societies and school credit
    • Have the opportunity to meet local and national filmmakers
    • Work with an exciting, diverse team who loves film
    • Experience behind the scenes of an ACS event
    * required
    Thank you for your interest in the Arkansas Cinema Society volunteer program!

    We are pleased to have an active and dedicated group of volunteers making a difference at the Arkansas Cinema Society.

    Your submission has been received and we will contact you shortly!
    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

    Testimonials

    "As a cinephile, I've wanted to be involved in a film community like ACS for a long time. It's been wonderful to watch ACS grow here in Arkansas. I'm so glad that I've been able to contribute to this amazing organization as a volunteer. From the Premiere event to film screenings throughout the year, I've had lots of opportunities to meet other film lovers while also having some exclusive access behind the scenes. It's been a lot of fun! I'm very much looking forward to helping ACS for years to come!"
    "Being a fan of movies, I very much enjoy my time spent volunteering for ACS. I have made new friends and get to meet upcoming filmmakers. By helping present their story in film to the public I feel like I am helping send them off on an adventure of which most people only dream"
    "I volunteer for ACS because I want to support the unique artistic community they're working to build here in Arkansas. When I work at ACS screenings, I see how movies bring together people from all different ages and walks of life. It's a bright spot of inspiration in this current political climate. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I get free admission to some of the coolest events in Little Rock!"

    in the loop newsletter

    SIGN UP TO GET ALL OUR LATEST NEWS!

    Thank you! Your submission has been received!
    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
    * required
    Thank you for your interest in the Arkansas Cinema Society volunteer program!

    We are pleased to have an active and dedicated group of volunteers making a difference at the Arkansas Cinema Society.

    Your submission has been received and we will contact you shortly!
    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

    on the record blog

    RECENT BLOG POSTS

    February 27, 2024
    Community

    Keep Arkansas Beautiful video contest ENCOURAGES FILMMAKING AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    BY
    Kody Ford
    ACS joins Fort Smith International Film Festival, Ozark Media Arts Festival and Keep Arkansas Beautiful Commission for 30 second video contest
    READ MORE
    February 16, 2024
    ACS News

    Screenwriter Workshop Series launching in Eureka Springs in March

    BY
    Kody Ford
    Arkansas Cinema Society teaming up with The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow and the River Valley Film Society for workshop and screening
    READ MORE
    February 5, 2024
    Arkansas Film Festivals

    Fort Smith International Film Festival expands with launch of MidAmerica Film Market

    BY
    Kody Ford
    Fourth annual festival set to launch market for selling films
    READ MORE
    January 25, 2024
    Films in AR

    Arkansas PBS announces spring premiere date, free screening event for ‘Mystery League’

    BY
    Kody Ford
    Arkansas PBS has announced that its original children’s series “Mystery League” will continue Sundays this spring beginning Feb. 11. The 20-episode, live action series is designed to teach kids in kindergarten through second grade about friendship and community.
    READ MORE
    READ MORE ON THE BLOG

    reel talk arkansas podcast

    RECENT PODCAST EPISODES

    EP 52: Big Piph + Kenneth Bell talk "Delta Trues"

    February 28, 2024

    We chat with hip-hop artist Big Piph and director of photography Kenneth Bell about their new web series "Delta Trues"

    EP 51: The El Dorado Film Festival returns

    February 7, 2024

    In this episode, we chat with Alexander Jeffery and Tamra Corley Davis about the return of the El Dorado Film Festival.

    EP 50: Brooks Tipton discusses making music for the stage + the screen

    January 16, 2024

    Musician Brooks Tipton has shifted from the stage to the screen, composing for films like PAPAW LAND, ELSEWHERE & MERRY GOOD ENOUGH.

    EP 49: Jennica Schwartzman on overcoming fear and creative growth

    December 15, 2023

    Jennica Schwartzman discusses her recent foray into standup comedy and her new poetry book on filmmaking.

    FIND MORE EPISODES

    Careers

    Fundraising, Outreach & Education Position

    The Arkansas Cinema Society is looking for proactive, creative, self-starters that say YES to new ideas, programs, partnerships and projects. We are seeking innovators to develop strategies to grow new sponsorships, partnerships, donations, memberships and awareness of ACS across the entire state and to grow our educational programing.

    ACS is in our 4th year which makes for an exciting, fun, and flexible work environment. Our organization has grown fast but we can only grow as big as we can dream and we are looking for more dreamers. We are not a traditional workspace—we want you to think outside the box to find NEW ways to grow our organization. Your work and experience with ACS will be what you create. We are nimble and able to move quickly from dreams to reality!

    The following are our needs. They can be met by one remarkable human being, three remarkable human beings, or some combination thereof. Meaning that this could be a single full-time job or a few part-time jobs (we are a flexible young non-profit in a global pandemic so we can do that!).

    To learn more and apply, please click the button.

    APPLY Here

    Internships

    Intern #1 (Rotating Intern - Max 3 Months)

    Summer ACS Operations Intern (May - August)

    Description: This intern would be responsible for a variety of tasks that includes day-to-day operational or event specific tasks. This intern would also be integral in helping with our Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls. This would comprise of operational tasks such as: pick-ups and drop-offs, emails, setting up for board meetings, creating excel spreadsheets, inventory, merchandise orders, help coordinate and assemble fundraising mailings, etc. The event duties include: set-up and clean up, contacting In-kind sponsors, carrying heavy objects, posting signs, helping with social media outreach, ticket-sales, etc. The Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls duties include: set-up for workshops and meetings, working as part of the film crew during production days, as well as documenting the program with photographs and video for social media. We are excited to have a flexible, patient, and creative individual work on our team and help us in our mission to promote film and film education in Arkansas.

    Fall ACS Operations Intern (August - October)

    Description: This intern would be responsible for a variety of tasks that are specifically focused on FILMLAND which is ACS’s biggest event of the year. FILMLAND is a multi-day event at the end of August comprising of film screenings, Q&A’s, after parties, and possible workshops. One requirement of this individual includes their ability for discretion and be able to respect filmmakers and special guests space. The tasks for this intern include: set-up and clean up, contacting In-kind sponsors, carrying heavy objects, posting signs, helping with social media outreach, ticket/merchandise sales, volunteer scheduling/managing, writing letters to sponsors, guest relations,etc. We are excited to have a flexible, patient, and creative individual work on our team who can handle high-stress and physically demanding situations and help us in our mission to promote film and film education in Arkansas.

    Intern #2 (non-rotating growing into permanent positions)

    Requirement(s): junior/senior in college (minimum)/non-profit experience/event experience.

    ACS Outreach Intern

    Description: This intern would aid in non-profit development and operations. We are looking for someone with non-profit experience which ideally would include previous grant and sponsor outreach knowledge. Tasks might include: researching donor prospects and granting organizations, writing compelling nonprofit documents in preparation for grants, write and rewrite passionate promotion messaging geared towards donors, assisting with fundraising events, and community outreach. We are excited to have a forward thinking and eloquent individual work on our team who is passionate about promoting and expanding the ACS community.