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What is Filmland?

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.

Can I volunteer at Filmland?

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!

What kind of films screen at Filmland?

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 FILMLAND:

Submissions for 2022 are open now 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.

Where is Filmland?

Filmland will take place at CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Downtown Little Rock, 100 River Market Ave.

What are the Filmland 2022 Health and Safety Protocols?

Our priority is the safety of our guests, employees, and volunteers. We continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and will create appropriate safety precautions closer to the event.

How do I get tickets to Filmland 2022?

Tickets will be available on our website later this year. To gain early access to tickets, consider becoming a sponsor or a member and also enjoy year-round benefits!

I'm coming in from out of town. Where can I stay?

Great question! We have a special partnership with the Courtyard by Marriott and the Residence Inn by Marriott, both in downtown Little Rock. As Filmland guests, we have secured a special rate for you! To book your hotel, please click here!

Are you hiring for Filmland 2022?

Yes! We have a limited number of paid, part-time positions available for experienced event professionals. Click here to learn more and apply!