Inaugural Made in Arkansas Film Festival runs May 16 to 18 at CALS Ron Robinson Theater

Made in Arkansas Film Festival

The inaugural Made in Arkansas Film Festival will be held May 16-18 at CALS Ron Robinson Theater and is devoted to showcasing films made in The Natural State from a wide variety of filmmakers from all corners of the state. The festival gives local filmmakers the opportunity to have their films shown at a state-of-the-art theater, as well as the chance to network with others in the industry and fans alike.

THURSDAY, MAY 16  •  ALL DAY ACCESS: $5

7:00–8:00 p.m.: Arkansas Shorts 1
•  My Name is Zula, directed by David Bogard
•  A Bar Fight Kind of Night, directed by Travis Olson
•  Surrounded by Love, directed by Tanner Smith
•  The Dixie Kings, directed by Jimmy Westmoreland

8:00–10:00 p.m.: Feature Film
The Boo, directed by Scott McEntire
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17  •  ALL DAY ACCESS: $5

7:00–8:00 p.m.: Comedy Shorts
•  Matriarchs, directed by Rachel Asherman
•  Gift Horse, directed by Amy Hale
•  Frank, directed by James Basham
•  Expired, directed by Tanesa Kassa
•  Local Hero, directed by Payton Perkins
•  Pop, directed by Scott McEntire
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

8:00–9:00 p.m.: Horror/Sci Fi/Thriller Shorts
•  Now You See Me, directed by Kelly Griffin
•  As Sisters, As One, directed by Whitney Butler
•  Boxed In, directed by Patrick Hicks
•  Little Brother, directed by Eric White
•  Deer in Headlights, directed by Austin McEuen
•  Last Call, directed by Blake Elder
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

9:00–10:00 p.m.: Experimental/”WTF???” Shorts
•  My Better Nature, directed by Al Topich & Michael Carpenter
•  Bees, directed by Donavon Thompson
•  Father, directed by Sophie Barnes
•  Sonhood, directed by Terrell Case & Eric White
•  Heaven Days V, directed by Terrell Case
•  Arkansas, You’re All Up in Me, directed by Joe Keith Noble
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

 

SATURDAY, MAY 18

12:00–2:00 p.m.: Documentary Shorts  •  $5
•  Homeless in Boomtown, directed by Denzel Jenkins
•  Unedited, directed by Rosa Brazeal
•  A Shelter First, directed by Bryan Pollard
•  Come One Come All, directed by Laura Craig
•  Mike the Birdman, directed by John Burcham Erwin
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

2:00–4:00 p.m.: Made in Arkansas Feature  •  $5
It’s Called Life, directed by Dedric Jones
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

4:00–5:00 p.m.: Arkansas Shorts 2  •  $5
•  Avaline, directed by Hannah Roebuck
•  El Muppet Song, directed by Eric White
•  Milk Aisle, directed by Jordan Hunt
•  A Split Moment, directed by Candace Seward
•  Bingo Night, directed by Brooklyn Alexander
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

5:00–6:00 p.m.: Arkansas Shorts 3  •  $5
•  I Can’t Draw, directed by Sydney Botter
•  Chronic, directed by Blake Elder
•  Sister, directed by Stephanie Salyer
•  Grandchildren “Okay, I’m Waiting,” directed by Jennifer Gerber
•  Last Stop, directed by Prentice Dupins
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

6:00–8:00 p.m.:  Made in Arkansas Feature  •  $5
Poor Mama’s Boy, directed by Dalton Coffey
(Filmmaker Q&A will follow)

8:00 p.m.:  Awards Ceremony  •  FREE!

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