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.
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.
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.
Many FILMLAND screenings sell out, so we have created the FILMLAND Pass. For $300 you get one ticket to every screening during FILMLAND. We still require that you RSVP for each screening that you would like to attend.
The FILMLAND Pass includes:
FILMLAND Pass: $300
Please read these FILMLAND PASS DISCLAIMERS carefully:
ACS Members, Sponsors and FILMLAND Passholders: Individual screenings tickets go on sale: Thursday, August 1, at noon.
General Public: Individual screenings tickets go on sale: Monday, August 5th, at noon.
Tickets to all ACS screenings are sold separately online and at the door if not sold out in online pre-sale.
By becoming a sponsor you receive a certain number of free tickets to screenings depending on your level. If you are Interested in becoming an ACS Individual Sponsor, click here.
Our after-parties allow attendees and filmmakers to connect to create.
Sponsors of the ACS receive the following perks during FilmLand:
Depending on your level of contribution, sponsors can also receive:
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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.
All the Filmland films screen in the beautiful, updated Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.
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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.
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.