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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.
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.
"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 this episode we chat with filmmaker Clayton Henderson about his time at the New York Film Academy summer program in Florence, Italy.
We speak with Dillon Hupp about Arkansans for the Arts 2022 Arts Advocacy Day.
The 2022 Fort Smith International Film Festival will take place on Aug. 26th & 27th at TempleLive in Fort Smith. The second annual festival brings together regional and international films. We spoke with Executive Director Brandon Goldsmith about what to expect this year.
This month we highlight Russellville native Jordan Mears. Since childhood Jordan has been a filmmaker. Working with friends, he made his own films with any equipment he could find. The quality grew over the years as Jordan came into his own as a storyteller. This journey has culminated in New West, a zany caper three years in the making. Jordan stopped by Reel Talk Arkansas to chat about his journey as an independent filmmaker and what comes next.
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!).
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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.
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.
Requirement(s): junior/senior in college (minimum)/non-profit experience/event experience.
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.