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BECOME A MEMBER

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP: $100

As a member of the Arkansas Cinema Society, you can experience all of the unique and exciting events that we offer.

Become a member today and enjoy the following benefits:

  • Four free tickets (with RSVP - tickets are transferable)
  • Members-only ticket allocations & advance sales
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Access to Sponsor Lounge (during FILMLAND) this does not include access to the open bar
  • Free swag! Movie posters, totes, hats, t-shirts (event depending)
  • Access to the ACS Talks video library which includes hours of conversations with past filmmaker guests.
  • Membership good for one year from purchase date

Questions on how to claim your tickets?

Email: sponsor@arkansascinemasociety.org

Previews

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.


Talks include:

Operation Finale

Conversation with Brian Kavanaugh-Jones and Fred Berger moderated by Jeff Nichols

True Detective

Conversation with Graham Gordy moderated by Matt DeCample

A Ghost Story

Conversation with David Lowery moderated by Jeff Nichols

The Comedy Panel

Panel discussion with Rich Blomquist, Will Forte, Mel Rodriguez, Kristen Schall, John Solomon, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen moderated by Matt DeCample

Generation Wealth

Conversation with Lauren Greenfield

Survivor's Guide to Prison

Conversation with David and Christina Arquette and Matthew Cooke moderated by Jeff Nichols

The Tale

Conversation with Jayme Lemons and Kerri Wood Einertson moderated by Kathryn Tucker

Troop Zero

Conversation with Lucy Alibar and BERT moderated by Jayme Lemons

Stranger Things

Conversation with Andrew Stanton moderated by Jeff Nichols

...and we'll be adding more throughout 2020!

Donate

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.

Donate

Sponsorship
Opportunties

ACS Sponsorships are the perfect mix of perks and promotion.

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: sponsor@arkansascinemasociety.org

$500
per year
  • One FREE ticket to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • One Event Badge (when available)
  • Open Bar and Food in the Sponsor Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Sponsor name (individual, corporation, or foundation) listed in the FILMLAND program
Become an Individual Sponsor
$1,000
per year
  • Two FREE tickets to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • Two Event Badges (when available)
  • Open Bar & Food in the Sponsor Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Sponsor name or logo listed in FILMLAND program
  • Sponsor name or logo listed and linked on this site
  • Sponsor name or logo shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings

Become an Associate Producer
$2,500
per year
  • Two FREE tickets to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • Four Event Badges (when available)
  • Open Bar & Food in the Sponsor Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Sponsor name or logo listed in FILMLAND program
  • Sponsor name or logo listed and linked on our site
  • Sponsor name or logo shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Quarter-page ad in the FILMLAND program
Become a Co-Producer
$5,000
per year
  • Two FREE tickets to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • Six Event Badges (when available)
  • Open Bar & Food in the VIP Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Sponsor name or logo listed in FILMLAND program
  • Half-page ad in the FILMLAND program
  • Sponsor name or logo listed and linked on our site
  • Sponsor name or logo shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Still advertisement shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Sponsor-specific promos on all ACS social media platforms
Become a Producer
$10,000
per year
  • Four FREE tickets to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • Eight Event Badges (when available)
  • Open Bar & Food in the Sponsor Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Sponsor name or logo listed in FILMLAND program
  • Full-page ad in the FILMLAND program
  • Sponsor name or logo listed and linked on our site
  • Sponsor name or logo shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Still advertisement shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Sponsor-specific promos on all ACS social media platforms
  • Thirty-second commercial shown prior to all ACS screenings
Become an Executive Producer
$20,000
per year
  • Eight FREE tickets to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • Ten Event Badges (when available)
  • Open Bar & Food in the Sponsor Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Sponsor name or logo listed in FILMLAND program
  • Two-page spread on the inside front cover of the FILMLAND program
  • Sponsor name or logo listed and linked on our site.
  • Sponsor name or logo shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Still advertisement shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Sponsor-specific promos on all ACS social media platforms
  • Thirty-second commercial shown prior to all ACS screenings
  • Logo displayed as PRESENTING SPONSOR on ACS Emails and Newsletters
  • Opportunity to meet guest filmmakers
Become a Presenting Sponsor
$25,000+
per year
  • Eight FREE tickets to ALL ACS Screenings (with RSVP)
  • Ten Event Badges (when available)
  • Open Bar & Food in the Sponsor Lounge and After-Party
  • Sponsors-only line at events
  • Event day discounts at partnering restaurants & retailers
  • Free Swag! (Movie Posters, Bags, hats, t-shirts - event depending)
  • Customizable perks - Email us for details
  • Sponsor name or logo listed in FILMLAND program
  • Two-page spread on the inside front cover of the FILMLAND program
  • Sponsor name or logo listed and linked on our site.
  • Sponsor name or logo shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Still advertisement shown on screen prior to all ACS screenings
  • Sponsor-specific promos on all ACS social media platforms
  • Thirty-second commercial shown prior to all ACS screenings
  • Logo displayed as PRESENTING SPONSOR on ACS Emails and Newsletters
  • Opportunity to meet guest filmmakers
  • Customizable promotion - Email us for details
Become a Founding Sponsor
Open Bar & Food in the VIP Lounge and After-Party
Free ticket(s) to all ACS Screenings with RSVP
Event passes (when available)
Sponsors-only line at events
Event-day discounts at partner restaurants and retailers
Perks
Individual Sponsor
Free swag! Movie posters, bags, hats, t-shirts
(event depending)
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Name listed in FILMLAND program
Sponsor name listed in FILMLAND program and on website
Print advertisement in program and shown prior to screening
Sponsor-specific promos on all ACS social media platforms
Full-page print advertisement in FILMLAND program
Logo displayed as PRESENTING SPONSOR on ACS Email and Newsletters
Opportunity to meet guest filmmakers
Thirty-second commercial screened prior to screenings
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Careers

Director of Development

Under the direction of the Executive Director for the Arkansas Cinema Society, the Director of Development will be responsible for the Annual Fund Program. This will encompass promoting and maintaining the Society’s programs, soliciting and sustaining major gifts, applying for grants, special events, and soliciting and maintaining corporate/individual sponsorships for events and direct mail, as well as stewarding all new and existing sponsors.

Working for a start-up non-profit is exciting because the organization is constantly changing. Due to that creative environment, every employee has to wear many hats in order for the organization to be able to grow.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

APPLY

Volunteer

 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. 

Why Volunteer?

  • Receive a complimentary ticket to the screening and its after party
  • Students can have volunteer hours verified for honor societies and school credit
  • Have the opportunity to meet local and national filmmakers
  • Working with an exciting, diverse team who loves film
  • Experience behind the scenes of an ACS event

Join us! 

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.

* required
Thank you for your interest in the Arkansas Cinema Society volunteer program!

We are pleased to have an active and dedicated group of volunteers making a difference at the Arkansas Cinema Society.

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Testimonials

"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!"

Internships

Intern #1 (Rotating Intern - Max 3 Months)

Summer ACS Operations Intern (May - August)

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, and as a mentor throughout the program, 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.

Fall ACS Operations Intern (August - October)

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.

Intern #2 (non-rotating growing into permanent positions)

Requirement(s): junior/senior in college (minimum)/non-profit experience/event experience.

ACS Outreach Intern

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.