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Filmland
2018

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 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. This year will feature a drive-in and a digital experience. As with every year, each screening will be followed by an in-depth Q&A conversation with the filmmakers led by ACS Co-Founder and filmmaker Jeff Nichols.

At FILMLAND, ACS curates a collection of filmmaker-accompanied films and television shows. While the filmmakers will not be able to join us in person this year due to COVID-19, FILMLAND will still include a conversation with the filmmakers after each film! Health and safety are our top priorities this year, and we want as many people as possible to enjoy what FILMLAND has to offer.

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.

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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.

How does the FILMLAND Digital Experience work?

How does the FILMLAND Digital Experience work?

As we felt the need to reimagine our annual event, we knew we would want to offer a comprehensive Digital Experience. We have engaged in a new platform that allows a seamless viewing experience online. You can even watch it on your tv with a code! Just download the Eventive app on your smart tv or Roku, or stream directly from your computer using AirPlay or Chromecast! So you could be in a parking lot, in your living room, in your backyard, on a mountain, in a river, in your garage, in your bedroom, in your office. Anywhere you have an internet connection! You’ll still be able to watch and vote for the Filmland: Arkansas films as well as watch the filmmaker conversations.

Where is FILMLAND 2020 Drive-In?

Where is FILMLAND 2020 Drive-In?

The Filmland Drive-In will be at MP Outdoor Cinema at 6700 Allied Way, Little Rock, AR 72209. We have a well-secured parking lot and a 36-foot cinema-grade screen. The Drive-In experience will be timed with sunsets and concessions and facilities will be offered. There will be strict adherence to Filmland 2020 Health and Safety Protocols.

What are the Filmland 2020 Drive-In Health and Safety Protocols?

What are the Filmland 2020 Drive-In Health and Safety Protocols?

Our priority is the safety of our guests and our employees and volunteers. Masks must be worn at all times when you are outside of your vehicle or when your windows are rolled down. Guests are not allowed to sit on top of vehicles. Parking is at the sole discretion of the Arkansas Cinema Society. Anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave.

Do you have any rules guests need to abide by at the FILMLAND 2020 Drive-In?

Do you have any rules guests need to abide by at the FILMLAND 2020 Drive-In?

We have worked together with the official authorities and health department to offer you an evening out celebrating films!  

Please follow all rules and guidelines set in place by the ACS staff. You will be asked to leave without a refund if you are seen breaking any of the following:

  • Masks must be worn anytime you are outside of your vehicle or your windows are rolled down. 
  • Maintain a distance of 6 feet from other guests not in your party when outside of your vehicle. 
  • No RVs or campers will be allowed.
  • Parking is at our discretion. Large and/or tall vehicles will be placed to insure all guests have an optimal viewing experience.
  • Guests are not allowed to sit on top of vehicles.
  • Anyone causing a disturbance will be asked to leave. No fighting, taunting, threatening remarks/gestures will be tolerated.
  • Children must be supervised at all times by an adult
  • No pets allowed 
  • Vehicles must leave once showtime is over. No vehicles are allowed to park overnight and will be towed at the owner's expense.
  • Audio/Visual recording is not allowed. If you or anyone in your party are caught recording any of the screenings or Q&As you will be asked to leave immediately, banned from all future ACS events, and could face fines. 
  • No unauthorized solicitations, flyers, samples, or give-aways
  • All ages are welcomed. Ratings and descriptions of the films show will be provided before the event and it will be the responsibility of guardians and individual-of-age patrons to make the decision on what is acceptable for viewing.

What if the weather is bad at the Filmland 2020 Drive-In?

What if the weather is bad at the Filmland 2020 Drive-In?

While a little rain won't scare us away, high winds will. Unfortunately if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, we have a strict no refunds policy. As a nonprofit organization, we must stick to the refund policy due to the non-refundable amounts already paid out to vendors.