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Filmland
2020

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.

FILMLAND: OCTOBER 1 - 4, 2020

Submissions for FILMLAND: Arkansas are open from June 1 - August 1, 2020.

  • Submissions are for Arkansas filmmakers who either made their film in Arkansas or for an Arkansas Filmmaker who is an Arkansas producer, director, or writer of a film.
  • Films may also be considered if an Arkansas native was the lead or key role as an Actor, Supporting Actor, Production Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Designer, Composer, Editor, Cinematographer, Animator, Visual Effects, Makeup and Hair or First Assistant Director.
  • The Arkansas filmmaker(s) must be available to attend the screening for a conversation after the film.
  • FEES: $60 for features, $30 for shorts. Students get half off.
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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.

FILMLAND PASS

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:

  • One ticket to each FILMLAND screening–seat reservation required
  • Priority in the Rush Line (if a screening isn't sold out, Passholders get priority for available seating)
  • Free wine, beer and snacks at The Landing throughout FILMLAND
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Swag! Movie posters, totes, hats, t-shirts - event depending

FILMLAND Pass: $300

Please read these FILMLAND PASS DISCLAIMERS carefully:

  • Purchase of the FILMLAND Pass does not guarantee your seat for a screening. It provides you first access to reserve a seat.
  • Passholders RSVP for screenings by logging into the ticketing site and selecting the screenings you want to attend.
  • One seat for each screening is included in the price, if you do not reserve a seat you risk forfeiting your spot if the screening sells out.
  • Seats not filled by Passholders at the screening time will be released to the Rush Line.

Individual Screening Tickets

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.

Filmland 2019 After Parties

Our after-parties allow attendees and filmmakers to connect to create.

Thursday, August 22

Sponsor Cocktail Hour at The Sponsor Lounge 5:00 pm
After-party: Buenos Aires Grill and Cafe, 614 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
9:00 pm - 11:00 pm with Musical Guest: Dazz & Brie
$10 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Friday, August 23

Some Social Capital Happy Hour at The Landing 5:00 pm
After-party: The Rail Yard, 1212 E 6th St Suite 1, Little Rock, AR 72202
9:00 pm - midnight  with Musical Guest: A Rowdy Faith
$10 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Saturday, August 24

Rock the Culture Filmmaker Happy Hour at The Landing 4:30 pm
After-party: The Rev Room, 300 President Clinton Ave, Little Rock, AR 72201
9:00 pm - 1:00 am with Musical Guest: Michael Johnson
$10 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Sunday, August 25

Unite the Arts Happy Hour at The Landing 4:30 pm
After-party: Lost Forty, 501 Byrd St, Little Rock, AR 72202
9:00 pm - midnight with Musical Guest: Brae Leni and the Blackouts
$10 door cover without screening ticket purchase

Sponsors

Filmland 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!

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FAQs

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?

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

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?

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.