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Filmland
2018

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.

August 23rd - 26, 2018

Tickets

Tickets to all ACS screenings are sold separately online and at the door if not sold out in online pre-sale. We do not have passes or ticket bundles available at this time.

By becoming a member or sponsor you receive a certain number of free tickets to screenings depending on your level. If you want to become a member, click here. If you want to become a sponsor, click here.

Filmland

Curated Program

The ACS FILMLAND: Curated Program consists of selections made by our Programming Committee and the attending filmmakers. Selections for the curated program are not chosen through submissions and it is a non-competitive program.

Arkansas Program

The ACS FILMLAND: Arkansas Program consists of selections made by a group of Arkansas Filmmakers and Film lovers selected by our Arkansas Program Committee to judge open submissions of films made by Arkansans or made in Arkansas. The Arkansas Program is not competitive in nature with the exception of an audience award which will be awarded annually at Filmland.

August 23, 2018

August 24, 2018

Dayveon

FILMLAND: ARKANSAS PROGRAM

In the wake of his older brother's death, 13-year-old Dayveon spends the sweltering summer days roaming his rural Arkansas town. When he falls in with a local gang, he becomes drawn to the camaraderie and violence of their world.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Jeff Nichols

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 3:30pm
Showtime: 4:00pm
Ticket Price: $20 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: Lost 40 9:30pm - midnight
Sponsor + VIP Lounge will open at 10pm

$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Michael Prysock & DJ G-force

Guest Filmmaker: Amman Abbasi

FILMLAND: ARKANSAS PROGRAM

Antiquities

After his father's death, a young man searches to find who his dad was only to stumble onto himself. This project is supported by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Jeff Nichols

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Showtime: 7:30pm
Ticket Price: $25 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: Lost 40 9:30pm - midnight
Sponsor + VIP Lounge will open at 10pm

$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Michael Prysock & DJ G-force

Guest Filmmakers: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Newton, Graham Gordy,  Daniel Campbell

August 25, 2018

The Last Man on Earth

FILMLAND: CURATED PROGRAM

Almost two years after a virus wiped out most of the human race, Phil Miller only wishes for some company, but soon gets more than he bargained for when that company shows up in the form of other survivors.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Jeff Nichols

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 12:30pm
Showtime: 1:00pm
Ticket Price: $35 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: LLC and Rev Room 9:30pm - 1:00am
$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Phoenix performing at the Rev Room

Guest Filmmakers: Kristen Schaal, Rich Blomquist, Will Forte, John SolomonMary Steenburgen

MacGruber

FILMLAND: CURATED PROGRAM

Former special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his arch-enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Nichols, & Ted Danson

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 3:30pm
Showtime: 4:00pm
Ticket Price: $35 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: LLC and Rev Room 9:30pm - 1:00am
$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Phoenix performing at the Rev Room

Guest Filmmakers: Jorma Taccone, Will Forte, John Solomon

Survivors Guide to Prison

FILMLAND: CURATED PROGRAM

Today, you're more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world. So in the unfortunate case it should happen to you - this is the Survivors Guide to Prison. The Clinton School of Public Service is an event partner for this film.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Jeff Nichols

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Showtime: 7:30pm
Ticket Price: $35 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: LLC and Rev Room 9:30pm - 1:00am
$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Phoenix performing at the Rev Room

Guest Filmmakers: Matthew Cooke, David ArquetteChristina Arquette

August 26, 2018

Arkansas Shorts

FILMLAND: Arkansas PROGRAM

The following shorts were chosen and will be screened in this order: Gwen by Madeline Snapp, Splitting Maul By Trenton Mynatt, Green by Matthew Magdefrau, Expecting by Jen Gerber, Arkansas Wild Man by Nathan Willis, Does James Brown have a Penis? by Jason Morphew, & Americana by Jacob Allinson.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Jeff Nichols

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 1:30pm
Showtime: 2:00pm
Ticket Price: $20 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: Stickyz 9:30pm - 11:00pm
$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Ben Nichols

Guest Filmmakers: Jacob Allinson, Jen Gerber, Matthew Magdefrau, Jason Morphew, Trenton Mynatt, Madline Snapp, Nathan Willis

All the Birds Have Flown South

FILMLAND: ARKANSAS

After the death of his overbearing Mother, a sheltered man attempts to win the affection of a degenerate waitress by caring for her terminally ill and abusive husband. Soon all three lives begin to unravel as obsession and disease consume them all.

Q&A Conversation Hosted by: Jeff Nichols

The Ron Robinson Theater
Doors Open: 4:00pm
Showtime: 4:30pm
Ticket Price: $20 (includes after-party cover)

After-party: Stickyz 9:30pm - 11:00pm
$15 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Musical Guest: Ben Nichols

Guest Filmmakers: Josh Miller, Miles Miller

Filmland 2018 After-Parties

August 23

Cache 9:00pm - midnight

Sponsor + VIP Lounge open at 10pm

$10 door cover without screening ticket purchases

August 24

Lost 40 9:30pm - midnight

Sponsor + VIP Lounge open at 10pm

$15 door cover without screening ticket purchases

Musical Guest: Michael Prysock and DJ G-force

August 25

LLC and Rev Room 9:30pm - 1:00am

$15 door cover without screening ticket purchases

Musical Guest: Phoenix performing at the Rev Room

August 26

Stickyz 9:30pm - 11:00pm

$15 door cover without screening ticket purchases

Musical Guest: Ben Nichols

Members & Sponsors

ACS Members

Members of the ACS receive 4 free tickets to screenings of your choice as well as entry to the LOUNGE during Filmland and free swag!

Questions on how to claim your tickets? Email: members@arkansascinemasociety.org

Want to become a member? Click the button below!

Become a member

Filmland 2018 Sponsors

Sponsors of the ACS receive the following perks during FilmLand:

  • Free tickets to screenings of your choice (Quantity depending on sponsor level)
  • Free Entry to the LOUNGE with food and open bar for sponsors
  • Free Entry to After-parties with food and open bar for sponsors
  • Free Swag!

Depending on your level of contribution, sponsors can also receive:

  • Recognition in program
  • Recognition on website
  • Promos on social media
  • On-screen recognition prior to screenings
  • On-stage mentions prior to screenings
  • Recognition in email blasts and newsletters

 Questions on how to claim your tickets? Email: sponsor@arkansascinemasociety.org

Want to become a sponsor? Click the button below!

Become a Sponsor

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FAQs

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 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?

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?

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 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.


Where is Filmland?

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?

What are the Filmland 2022 Health and Safety Protocols?

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.

How do I get tickets to Filmland 2022?

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!