The Arkansas Traveler:  August 24, 2016



NORTHWEST ARKANSAS — August 12, 2016 — The Fayetteville Film Fest Board today announced the full festival schedule for the eighth annual Fayetteville Film Fest (formerly Offshoot Film Fest) to be held September 6-10 at locations around the downtown Fayetteville Square.  A record-setting 55 films (including feature films, documentaries, short films and animated films) will be screened over the course of the five days of the festival.  In addition to the impressive lineup of films, the week will also feature panel discussions, Q&A sessions with the visiting filmmakers and workshops with industry professionals. 

Our Documentary films will be screened at the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History (1 East Center Street, Fayetteville).  All other films will be shown at the main festival screening location, the University of Arkansas Global Campus Theatre (2 East Center Street, Fayetteville). 

Full weekend passes provide priority seating at all films, workshops and VIP parties.  They are available for $40 at  Single screening tickets are also available, with prices ranging from free to $5.   

A RED CARPET STREET PARTY is planned for Thursday, September 8th from 6-10pm, and will feature local craft beers from sponsors Stella Artois, Damgoode Pies and Fossil Cove Brewing Company.  The party will be immediately followed by the screening of the comedy feature film “Roman Bickerstaff:  The Rise and Fall of an RA” directed by Mathew Foss and filmed on location at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. 

The 2016 Fayetteville Film Fest has been made possible by the support of our lead sponsors:  Experience Fayetteville (Fayetteville A&P) & Stella Artois.  Additional support provided by B-Unlimited, The University of Arkansas Press, Fossil Cove Brewing Co, Damgoode Pies, Eureka Pizza, Savoy Tea Company, Cask and Grove, Little Bread Company, Arsaga's, Actor's Casting Agency, Ozark Natural Foods and our media sponsors, Yelp, KUAF and The Fayetteville Flyer. 


About Fayetteville Film Fest

The Fayetteville Film Fest, now in its eighth year, is a cultural leader in our region, bringing world class film to our state, developing meaningful relationships with filmmakers and nurturing the art of filmmaking by uniting a community of creators and supporters.

Kyle Kellams from Ozarks at large interviews FFF Executive director Dan Robinson and board member MOrgan HIcks on Ozarks at large (KUAF 91.3FM)

Fayetteville Film Fest was invited to the KUAF studio to discuss the upcoming festival  Click Here to listen to the interview.  Our section starts at the 30 minute mark. 

Fayetteville Film Fest Partners with Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art to present Ozarkumentaries: Documentaries about the ozarks


The Fayetteville Film Fest presents the popular short-film program Ozarkumentaries, featuring local stories of the Ozarks. In this year’s Ozarkumentaries, we’ll dive into the archives of the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral, and Visual History, and share ten short, archival films. The films showcase well-known Arkansas legends with historical footage of Jimmy Driftwood, former Razorback football coach Frank Broyles, President Bill Clinton, and Johnny Cash. The films also include a range of happenings in Arkansas, from a 1956 Arkansas Dept. of Transportation Road-Information film to original footage from 1920’s Watermelon Festival in Hope, Arkansas. Following the short films, there will be a discussion with Randy Dixon, Director of The Pryor Center, and archivist/editor Sarah Moore, moderated by Dan Robinson of the Fayetteville Film Festival.  Sponsored by inVeritas and Demara Titzer.  Free, register online or by calling Guest Services at 479.657.2335.


45 RPM is a dark comedy following a road trip through Arkansas, told from the perspective of a young woman journeying to become an artist. Drawing on Arkansas’ unique musical heritage, showcasing local artists, and featuring original music, 45 RPM brings together a wealth of modern talent and Southern music legends, including bluesman CeDell Davis, rockabilly pioneer Joyce Green, and early garage rockers The Coachmen and The Spyders.  The evening will also include a pre-screening conversation with Arkansas filmmaker Juli Jackson, artist Mandi Maxwell, and actor Jason Thompson.

The outdoor screening will begin (around) 8pm on the lawn of the museum.  Admission is free, but reservations are suggested due to limited seating.  Register online or call Guest Services at 479.657.2335. The event is being sponsored by inVeritas and Demara Titzer.

Organizers Announce a New Era for Newly Re-Branded FAYETTEVILLE FILM FEST

(Fayetteville, AR)  March 29, 2016 — Dan Robinson, Executive Director of the Fayetteville Film Fest (formerly Offshoot Film Festival) today announced a major reimagining for the organization, which incorporated in January of 2010.  The Board of the Seedling Film Association which has run the Offshoot Film Festival each fall since 2010 has voted to consolidate their identity under one name – Fayetteville Film Fest. 

“We feel that this branding change will help clarify our identity for our audiences, which have grown steadily over the past seven years.  Banking on the continued success of the festival and the ever-increasing quality of our programming, we are sure that The Fayetteville Film Fest will continue to be an exciting weekend for film lovers in our region and we will see even more excitement in the national filmmaking community,” stated Jason Suel, a board member of the Fayetteville Film Fest. 

During this time of transition, the organization has welcomed many new faces to the board of directors, which now includes:  Dan Robinson, Jason Suel, Gary Berger, Hannah Withers, Amanda Robinson, Jules Taylor, Randy Dixon, Hazel Hernandez and Morgan Hicks.

Along with the new name and energy from new board members, the organization has also adopted a new logo and mission statement that reflects their desired to become a leading player in the ever growing cultural landscape of the Northwest Arkansas region.  

The newly adopted mission statement reads:

The Fayetteville Film Fest is a cultural leader in our region, bringing world class film to our state, developing meaningful relationships with filmmakers, and nurturing the art of filmmaking by uniting a community of creators and supporters.

Filmmakers can submit films for this year’s festival in a wide variety of categories from March 1st through June 31st; films accepted into competition will be announced on August 7th at an announcement event.  Submissions will be accepted through the Film Freeway online platform. 

In an exciting new initiative to attract Arkansas filmmakers to the festival, the organizers of the festival have elected to waive application fees for all films that have a connection to Arkansas (either by location, talent or subject) that are submitted before April 30. 

The 2016 Fayetteville Film Fest will take place September 6-10, with locations around the Fayetteville Square.



Fayetteville Film Fest congratulates Day One, screened during the 2015 Film Fest, on their Academy Award Nomination!




Filmmaker Jennica Schwartzman talks about filming in a small town like Fayetteville

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