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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.

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What is Filmland?

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 4th annual FILMLAND.

Inspired originally 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. Every screening is followed by an in-depth on-stage Q&A conversation with the makers led by ACS Co-Founder and filmmaker Jeff Nichols.

At FILMLAND, the ACS will curate a collection of filmmaker-accompanied films and television shows. Submissions will be open annually (and exclusively) for films made by an Arkansan or made in Arkansas to be screened as part of FILMLAND: Arkansas. Submissions for FILMLAND: Arkansas are open to both features and shorts, as well as documentaries and television episodes. We make selections based on the content that is submitted and space in our program every year - we don’t have any minimums or maximums.

During FILMLAND, the ACS also hosts Happy Hour networking events, educational panels, as well as RAD after-parties to celebrate the growing film culture in Arkansas.

At what venue does Filmland take place?

At what venue does Filmland take place?

All the Filmland films screen in the beautiful, updated Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.

Can I volunteer at Filmland?

Can I volunteer at Filmland?

Yes! You can get involved by helping us prepare for the festival or by working at the actual event. Please feel free to email us at volunteer@arkansascinemasociety.org for more information.

What kind of films screen at Filmland?

What kind of films screen at Filmland?

At our first annual event PREMIERE, we hosted actor Adam Driver with screenings of The Force Awakens and Paterson, director David Lowery with screenings of Pete's Dragon and A Ghost Story, and producer Noah Stahl with Patti Cake$.

ACS will screen a collection of filmmaker accompanied 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:

We opened submissions during the month of June, to feature-length and short films as well as documentaries and television episodes with Arkansans in the writing, directing or producing roles.