ACS Film Mentors is a mentorship program sponsored by the Arkansas Cinema Society. Want to know more about film from an actual professional? Believe it or not, we have several living right here in Arkansas and they want to share their experience with you. Our goal with this program is to broaden the number of people the ACS can serve, while highlighting existing talent in our state.
The cost for this program is $125 which guarantees you 2 meetings with your film-industry mentor and subsequent follow-up emails.
Launched in 2019, the Dreamland Film Series is a Celebration of Black Voices in Cinema. Arkansas Democrat Gazette Movie and Style Editor/Columnist Philip Martin will select films made by Black filmmakers to screen with the filmmaker in attendance. Our first of this series included Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott, Jr. as a co-moderator.
Provided for films made in Arkansas or made by an Arkansan, the Filmmaker Travel Stipend provides a $250 stipend for short films and $500 stipend for feature films of writers, directors or producers traveling to competitive festivals outside of Arkansas. It's also awarded to the winner of the Arkansas Filmmaker Audience Award winner annually at FILMLAND.
The Homegrown Film Series is designed for filmmakers from Arkansas that have completed a “made in Arkansas” feature length film and are in need of a venue to screen their film for their community. Any feature-length film make in Arkansas or by an Arkansan qualifies.
The ACS will host an "Arkansas Premiere" for the film. Profit from ticket sales go directly to the filmmaker for expenses related to traveling to festivals and seeking distribution for their film.
The Arkansas Filmmaker Spotlight is designed to connect filmmakers in the state and create conversations about film. We select an Arkansas filmmaker to curate an event with a screening of one of their films plus a screening of a film of their choice that inspired them to become a filmmaker.