The Arkansas Cinema Society’s Filmland is a curated annual celebration of cinema with a mission to nurture and inspire filmmakers in Arkansas by exposing Arkansans to filmmakers and their art. This will be ACS’s 5th annual Filmland.
Inspired by Ebertfest in Champaign, Illinois, Filmland hosts acclaimed filmmakers (producers, writers, actors, directors, production designers, cinematographers, etc.) at every screening. With no cross programming (single venue, one screening at a time) and only 5-10 screenings in the program each year, ACS is proud of Filmland's unique, intimate, quality-over-quantity program.
As with every year, each screening will be followed by an in-depth Q+A conversation with the filmmakers, led by ACS board members Jeff Nichols, Jayme Lemons, and/or Evan Hayes. Health and safety are our top priorities this year, and we want as many people as possible to enjoy what Filmland has to offer.
Back this year: Filmland Filmmaking Workshops! Join us all weekend for opportunities to learn about every aspect of filmmaking from industry professionals.
Yes! You can get involved by helping us prepare for the festival or by working at the actual event. Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Volunteers enjoy lots of great perks including free ACS merchandise and ACS memberships!
ACS screens a collection of filmmaker-accompanied, cutting-edge, relevant, curated films and television shows, as well as a selection of Arkansas films--either made by an Arkansan or made in Arkansas.
Submissions for 2022 will open soon to feature-length and short films, as well as documentaries and television episodes, filmed in Arkansas or with Arkansans in key roles. Click here for more information about Filmland: Arkansas.
Filmland will take place at CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Downtown Little Rock, 100 River Market Ave.
Our priority is the safety of our guests, employees, and volunteers. PLEASE NOTE: In order to gain entry to all events, you must be fully vaccinated and need to show proof in the form of an official vaccination card, digital card, or photo of your vaccination card OR you must present a NEGATIVE PCR, LAMP, or Antigen COVID-19 test within the last 48-hours. Masks must be worn at all times when you are indoors. Anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave.