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ACS BLOG
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8.17.22
Community

Six Bridges Book Festival Returns in Person to Little Rock This Fall

BY
Kody Ford
CALS announced more than 60 bestselling and emerging authors including John Waters, Ann Pratchett & Kim Wehle
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7.21.22
Arkansas Film Festivals

Bentonville Film Festival Launches Commemorative NFT

BY
Kody Ford
BFF announces minting of The Cinematic Center NFT for access to exclusive events
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7.4.22
Community

2022 Chamber Music on the Mountain Festival Summer Festival taking place throughout July

BY
Kody Ford
Music festival taking place at locations across Northwest Arkansas
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6.27.22
Arkansas Film Festivals

NARRATIVE FEATURE “EVERY DAY IN KAIMUKI”TAKES HOME TOP HONORS AT THE 2022 BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL

BY
Kody Ford
The Festival closed out the night honoring actor Fin Argus with The Rising Star Award and producer Effie Brown with the Rising To The Challenge Award.
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6.23.22
ACS News

‍THE FIRST STEP SCREENINGS TO SPOTLIGHT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

BY
Kody Ford
Documentary to be shown for general public and incarcerated individuals
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6.7.22
Arkansas Film Festivals

8TH ANNUAL BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL, LED BY GEENA DAVIS, ANNOUNCES COMPETITION LINE-UP

BY
Kody Ford
Festival will open with World Premiere of The Seven Faces of Jane Co-Directed by Julian Acosta, Xan Cassavetes, Gia Coppola, Ryan Heffington, Boma Lluma, Gillian Jacobs, Ken Jeong and Alex Takacs
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5.17.22
Arkansas Film Festivals

8TH ANNUAL BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL REVEALS 12 RENOWNED JURORS TO PRESENT 4 AWARDS INCLUDING BEST NARRATIVE, BEST DOCUMENTARY, BEST SHORT AND BEST EPISODIC

BY
Kody Ford
The BFFoundation Produced Festival, Led by Academy Award-Winning Actor Geena Davis, Takes Place In-Person from June 22-26, 2022 in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Virtually from June 22-July 3, 2022
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5.11.22
Community

‘The Growing Season’ podcast to explore what it really means to be a farmer today

BY
Kody Ford
Monthly Arkansas PBS podcast, hosted by actor Ben Dickey, follows six Arkansas farmers as they work through a year on their land
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4.25.22
Community

Blueberry's Clubhouse returns for an all-new season beginning July 8

BY
Kody Ford
Arkansas PBS hit children’s series ‘Blueberry’s Clubhouse’ produced in partnership with Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts to premiere third season
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4.5.22
ACS News

ARKANSAS CINEMA SOCIETY TO HOST FILM DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

BY
Kody Ford
Northwest Arkansas event to feature ACS co-founder Jeff Nichols alongside other industry professionals
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Recent Press

Press Archive

May 6, 2022
Jonesboro Sun
Oasis festival adds film event
April 22, 2022
KUAF - Ozarks at Large
So, You Want to Make a Movie
April 1, 2022
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
‘Legend’ details Nigeria’s hidden LGBT community
March 28, 2022
KUAF - Ozarks at Large
'To the Stars' to be Screened Friday Night
March 21, 2022
KUAF - Ozarks at Large
'Pillow' is a Film Steeped in Sound
February 28, 2022
AY Magazine
Jayme Lemons in the Limelight
February 16, 2022
KUAF - Ozarks at Large
Ozarks at Large for Wednesday, February 16, 2022
February 2, 2022
501 Life Magazine
Person Of The Month: Kathryn Tucker
September 30, 2021
Inviting Arkansas
ARKANSAS CINEMA SOCIETY: Filmland in the Park
September 24, 2021
Arthouse Garage
Bonus Episode: Filmland 2021
September 24, 2021
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Filmland kicks off next week with Chastain, Nichols
September 21, 2021
Little Rock Soiree
Everything You Need to Know About Filmland 2021
September 17, 2021
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
'Filmland 2021' showcases new, veteran filmmakers
June 30, 2021
Block, Street & Building
Growing the film and music industry in Arkansas.
April 29, 2021
Arkansans for the Arts Blog
Keeping our talent home
February 16, 2021
Downtown Little Rock Partnership Blog
Downtown Little Rock video commercial contest details
February 10, 2021
KUAF - Ozarks at Large
Arkansas Cinema Society Expands to Northwest Arkansas
February 1, 2021
Little Rock Soiree
Nonprofit News: February Edition
August 27, 2019
Arkansas Online
Skills that make dreams
July 22, 2019
Talk Business and Politics with Roby Brock
Director’s cut with Kathryn Tucker: Countdown to Filmland, Beebe documentary
December 19, 2018
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
REX NELSON: The film lovers
August 23, 2018
Arkansas Times
A Q&A with Mary Steenburgen
August 15, 2018
Rock the Culture
Rock the Culture Podcast
August 4, 2018
ABC Affiliate KATV Daybreak
KATV Daybreak talks Filmland
August 3, 2018
Arkansas Times
No Small Talk Podcast
August 1, 2018
Inviting Arkansas
Arkansas Cinema Society: Filmland
August 27, 2017
Arkansas Times - Rock Candy
ACS Night 3: David Lowery's heartfelt monsters
August 26, 2017
Arkansas Times - Rock Candy
ACS Night 2: "Paterson," "The Force Awakens," and Adam Driver
August 17, 2017
Arkansas Times
David Lowery Q&A

connect to create.

To be a filmmaker, we have to connect to create. A painter needs a brush, paint and a canvas. A director needs a writer, a cinematographer, a sound mixer, production designer, editor, actors, distributors, and an audience. We cannot do it alone. This art form forces one to collaborate and thus, creates jobs. Filmmaking is unique in the arts in this way. It takes an army.

At  ACS, we believe that if we provide filmmakers an arena to exhibit their talents, and film enthusiasts a healthy diet of quality programming, we can inspire more Arkansans to make and watch more films. By supporting filmmakers, festivals, theaters and young people interested in filmmaking throughout the state, we hope to create statewide network, pool Arkansas’s resources and be an umbrella organization that feeds all things film. We believe a rising tide lifts all boats.

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