Additional FILMLAND 2020 Drive-In parking spots
will be available for $40 per car, first come first serve.
Your annual membership makes ALL ACS Virtual Screenings FREE (including FILMLAND 2020 Digital Experience) and 50% off your first FILMLAND Drive-In parking spot each night!
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We are excited to share that we have reimagined our 2020 membership prices and benefits to make being a member more accessible to everyone
We think you'll like what has changed but since you joined as a member of ACS between October 5, 2019 and September 6, 2020 at the $150 level, we want to reward your support with the following:
Again, the above perks are only available to our EXISTING members. Our reimagined 2020 membership will only cost $50 and all existing and new members will receive the following perks:
ACS Talks is a video library made up of nearly every Q&A we've ever hosted with our guest filmmakers. Within ACS Talks, you'll find hours and hours of tips, advice, wisdom, and behind-the-scenes stories from films and filmmakers spanning every genre. Content is updated with each new event and is included FREE OF CHARGE with an ACS Membership or Sponsorship. Not ready to commit? Each video is just $12!ACS Talks Video Library
Below are previews for the ACS TALKS video library. Full videos range from 30 - 60 minutes of conversations with filmmakers from past ACS screenings. Just one more perk of membership with the ACS.
Conversation with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger moderated by Jeff Nichols
Conversation with Graham Gordy moderated by Matt DeCample
Conversation with David Lowery moderated by Jeff Nichols
Panel discussion with Rich Blomquist, Will Forte, Mel Rodriguez, Kristen Schall, John Solomon, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen moderated by Matt DeCample
Conversation with Lauren Greenfield
Conversation with David and Christina Arquette and Matthew Cooke moderated by Jeff Nichols
Conversation with Jayme Lemons and Kerri Wood Einertson moderated by Kathryn Tucker
Conversation with Lucy Alibar and BERT moderated by Jayme Lemons
Conversation with Andrew Stanton moderated by Jeff Nichols
...and we'll be adding more throughout 2020!
The early endorsement of community leaders and industry pioneers reinforced our belief in our mission and gave us confidence that ACS will have the resources we need to make a real difference in our arts community. Arkansans have the talent and work ethic; they just need the opportunity. We believe there is an entire film industry waiting just beneath the surface in Arkansas.
Our goal is to nurture new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art.
Thank you for considering being a catalyst for this change. We are excited about our plans and cannot wait to share them with you. With your continued support, anything is possible.
As a sponsor of the Arkansas Cinema Society, you can experience all of the unique and exciting events that we offer. Whether you take advantage of the many benefits of a sponsorship or you simply want to support the mission of the Arkansas Cinema Society, your tax-deductible sponsorship of an arts non-profit not only provides you with valuable member benefits all year long, but also contributes to building a strong film community in Arkansas through enhanced exposure to cinema, filmmaker support, and educational film programming. Become a sponsor today and enjoy the following benefits.
Questions on how to claim your tickets? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Arkansas Cinema Society is looking for proactive, creative, self-starters that say YES to new ideas, programs, partnerships and projects. We are seeking innovators to develop strategies to grow new sponsorships, partnerships, donations, memberships and awareness of ACS across the entire state and to grow our educational programing.
ACS is in our 4th year which makes for an exciting, fun, and flexible work environment. Our organization has grown fast but we can only grow as big as we can dream and we are looking for more dreamers. We are not a traditional workspace—we want you to think outside the box to find NEW ways to grow our organization. Your work and experience with ACS will be what you create. We are nimble and able to move quickly from dreams to reality!
The following are our needs. They can be met by one remarkable human being, three remarkable human beings, or some combination thereof. Meaning that this could be a single full-time job or a few part-time jobs (we are a flexible young non-profit in a global pandemic so we can do that!).
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As a volunteer, you can support the Arkansas Cinema Society’s mission to build a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art.
ACS depends on volunteers to support a variety of departments and activities, from assisting guests, working as ushers during screening, assisting in set up and clean up, selling tickets, to being a welcome greeter. If you would like to join our growing volunteer group, please fill out the volunteer application.
"As a cinephile, I've wanted to be involved in a film community like ACS for a long time. It's been wonderful to watch ACS grow here in Arkansas. I'm so glad that I've been able to contribute to this amazing organization as a volunteer. From the Premiere event to film screenings throughout the year, I've had lots of opportunities to meet other film lovers while also having some exclusive access behind the scenes. It's been a lot of fun! I'm very much looking forward to helping ACS for years to come!"
"Being a fan of movies, I very much enjoy my time spent volunteering for ACS. I have made new friends and get to meet upcoming filmmakers. By helping present their story in film to the public I feel like I am helping send them off on an adventure of which most people only dream"
"I volunteer for ACS because I want to support the unique artistic community they're working to build here in Arkansas. When I work at ACS screenings, I see how movies bring together people from all different ages and walks of life. It's a bright spot of inspiration in this current political climate. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I get free admission to some of the coolest events in Little Rock!"
Description: This intern would be responsible for a variety of tasks that includes day-to-day operational or event specific tasks. This intern would also be integral in helping with our Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls. This would comprise of operational tasks such as: pick-ups and drop-offs, emails, setting up for board meetings, creating excel spreadsheets, inventory, merchandise orders, help coordinate and assemble fundraising mailings, etc. The event duties include: set-up and clean up, contacting In-kind sponsors, carrying heavy objects, posting signs, helping with social media outreach, ticket-sales, etc. The Filmmaking Lab for Teen Girls duties include: set-up for workshops and meetings, working as part of the film crew during production days, as well as documenting the program with photographs and video for social media. We are excited to have a flexible, patient, and creative individual work on our team and help us in our mission to promote film and film education in Arkansas.
Description: This intern would be responsible for a variety of tasks that are specifically focused on FILMLAND which is ACS’s biggest event of the year. FILMLAND is a multi-day event at the end of August comprising of film screenings, Q&A’s, after parties, and possible workshops. One requirement of this individual includes their ability for discretion and be able to respect filmmakers and special guests space. The tasks for this intern include: set-up and clean up, contacting In-kind sponsors, carrying heavy objects, posting signs, helping with social media outreach, ticket/merchandise sales, volunteer scheduling/managing, writing letters to sponsors, guest relations,etc. We are excited to have a flexible, patient, and creative individual work on our team who can handle high-stress and physically demanding situations and help us in our mission to promote film and film education in Arkansas.
Requirement(s): junior/senior in college (minimum)/non-profit experience/event experience.
Description: This intern would aid in non-profit development and operations. We are looking for someone with non-profit experience which ideally would include previous grant and sponsor outreach knowledge. Tasks might include: researching donor prospects and granting organizations, writing compelling nonprofit documents in preparation for grants, write and rewrite passionate promotion messaging geared towards donors, assisting with fundraising events, and community outreach. We are excited to have a forward thinking and eloquent individual work on our team who is passionate about promoting and expanding the ACS community.