Celebrating Fashion x Film x Music + Art + Technology! Learn more about North America’s first-ever fashion and art biennial, the 9th annual Bentonville Film Festival, and the second edition of FORMAT Festival!
June 13-18, 2023
Bentonville Film Festival
June will also host the ultimate celebration of diversity in film! The 9th annual Bentonville Film Festival, founded by award-winning actress and gender equity advocate Geena Davis, returns June 13-18, 2023, showcasing underrepresented storytellers from around the world. For the first time ever, the festival will feature short film categories in Animation and Adventure, in addition to Narrative, Documentary, and Episodic titles.
Immerse yourself in a rich cultural experience, as 2023’s festival promises a lineup championing women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, older persons (50+), and large-bodied individuals. Last year, the festival achieved an impressive 82% female or gender non-conforming, 65% BIPOC, and 62% LGBTQIA+ representation from content creators who participated in its competition program.
Don’t miss the opportunity to attend Q&As, panels, and exclusive events delving into industry norms and the importance of independent artists. Can’t make it in person? Enjoy on-demand streaming available through June 25th. Mark your calendars, and get ready for a must-experience film festival!