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Bentonville Film Festival Launches Commemorative NFT

Kody Ford

Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) presents The Cinematic Center NFT, featuring digital art created by Sarah Richardson from Little Rock. This is BFF’s inaugural NFT collection.

This NFT provides access to a future, exclusive virtual event with Geena Davis, along with a few other surprises over time. Additionally, for every 50 NFTs minted, BFF will award a Cinematic Membership to an NFT holder through a raffle that will be held after the close of the 2022 festival. The entertainment industry has a growing interest in exploring new funding models with Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).

A private workshop for filmmakers and invited industry at this year's festival gave guests a discounted rate to get a wallet with the help of NFT experts that have created a seismic change in the cryptoverse for women. This exclusive conversation took place with filmmakers in the industry using crypto to fund films that may.

Manouschka Guerrier (Moderator) – Personal Chef/CEO at Single Serving

Jordan Baynes – Film Director

Diana Zollicoffer – Filmmaker & Actor

Brooke Lacey – Technologist, Advisor, Web3 Developer

Winnie Kemp – Head Of Development at Jumpcut Media

Joe Payne – The Society of the Hourglass

Watch the panel from BFF 2022 here.

Learn More about How to Engage on #MintDay on 7/22/22

We are proud to be in the #Web3 #nft space as a place of inclusion and diversity for filmmakers. NFT sales will go toward our 501c3 BFFoundation and specifically fund future film projects using NFTs.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @bfffestival and set a reminder for our upcoming Twitter live space "Bentonville Film Festival's First NFT Minting Day Party" on July 22 at 1 PM CT. You can join the discussion here:

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