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Inaugural Rogers Short Film Fest set for Victory Theater

Kody Ford

The Arkansas Public Theatre and StudioChunky will host and present the first annual Rogers Short Film Fest for “Official Selection” screening, August 21, 3-6 p.m. and Awards Ceremony, 7-8 p.m. at the Victory Theater, located at 116 South 2nd Street in downtown Rogers. Doors open at 2:00 p.m., begins at 3:00 p.m. Concessions will be available.

Screening tickets are $5 per person, Awards Ceremony tickets are $15 per person and can be purchased online or at the door. Short Film Submissions will be accepted until August 18, 2021. For more information about the Rogers Short Film Fest and film submission guidelines, visit under “Rogers Short Film Fest” or email

The list of Official Short Film Selections will be released on August 19, 2021. Media is invited and encouraged to attend, as well as filmmakers, crew, family, and friends to celebrate the art of film. Current sponsors, donors, volunteers, and judges of Rogers Short Film Fest will also be in attendance.

The Rogers Short Film Fest provides a platform for filmmakers of all demographics and backgrounds to practice and celebrate the art of filmmaking. From kids with a camera and creativity, to seasoned production studio professionals, this festival showcases them all. Submit your film for the chance to be selected. Presented by Arkansas Public Theatre and StudioChunky. APT is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

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At the 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.


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.