One of the biggest weeks of the year for film enthusiasts in Fayetteville is fast approaching.
Of course, we’re talking about Fayetteville Film Festival, coming up Sept. 20-22 at various locations around downtown Fayetteville.
This year’s festival will be the biggest yet, with the most feature films, documentaries, short films, foreign films, and animiated films ever screened during the three-day event, organizers said in a press release announcing this year’s lineup.
Most of the screenings scheduled during this year’s festival will be held at the Global Campus Theatre (2 East Center Street), with a few also planned nearby at Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History and at Stage 18.
The fun begins with a “Silver Screen/Red Carpet Street Party” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. A portion of Center Street will be closed for the party, which will feature live music, an art walk featuring work by local artists, and locally-brewed beer.
Other events planned this year include a Fayetteville Film Prize Pitch Event, featuring 30 filmmakers pitching their short film ideas for a chance to win a $2,000 cash prize.
Featured films to be screened at the festival include Antiquities (Friday, Sept. 21, 8 p.m.), an Arkansas-shot film by Daniel Campbell and Graham Gordy, and two darlings from this year’s SXSW featival; Blood Fest (Saturday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.) and Thunder Road (Saturday, Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m.)
A full schedule of events for this year’s festival, including specific screening times and more is available at fayettevillefilmfest.org.
Full weekend passes including priority seating, workshops, VIP parties, and more are $50. Single passes for individual events range from $7-$10. Tickets are on sale now at fayettevillefilmfest.org/tickets.