The Arkansas Cinema Society is excited to announce the passage of HB1743, which passed the Arkansas House of Representatives 87 to 2, the Senate 33 to 1, and was signed into law by Governor Hutchinson on Tuesday, April 20, as Act 797 in the 2021 Legislative Session.
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.
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 made in Arkansas or by an Arkansan qualifies.
The ACS will host an "Arkansas Premiere" for the film. Profit from ticket sales goes 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.