Statement from the Little Rock Film Festival:
After 9 great years, each one bigger and arguably better than the last, The Little Rock Film Festival is retiring.
We are proud of the Arkansas filmmaking community that we have helped to inspire and promote, and pleased to have brought hundreds of the top independent filmmakers from around the World to Central Arkansas each year to share their work directly with audiences.
Along the way, we were able to show off our beautiful city and state, and provide the kind of cultural entertainment we believe is essential for a city like Little Rock, to attract and retain the young people it needs to prosper and compete.
Thank you to the sponsors, festivalgoers, filmmakers and volunteers who have been a part of this fantastic ride. We love you all.
Longtime Little Rock Film Festival programmer Justin Nickels has stepped in to make sure that the Little Rock Picture Show festival will continue. It will take place in June 2016.
Several in the Little Rock arts and film community are trying to pick up the banner for a new Little Rock Film Festival. Stay tuned to 2016!