Little Rock Film Festival
The Little Rock Film Festival is held each year in May. The festival features a Little Rock Talks Series with nationally-recognized directors, a music video contest, and "pitch sessions" for aspiring filmmakers. The festival was started in 2007 by Jamie Moses, Owen Brainard, Craig Renaud, and Brent Renaud.
The Little Rock Film Festival hosted the premier of “Knocked Up” in 2007. It has also premiered Iranian, Japanese, and African films and documentaries. The awards given to different films are: Best Narrative Film Award, Best Documentary Feature Film Award, Best Short Film Award, Charles B. Pierce Filming Arkansas Award, Best Music Video Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award. The winners are posted on the festival’s website (http://www.littlerockfilmfestival.org/index.html) each year.
- Derek Jenkins, "Second LR Fest Will Push Arkansas Filmmaking," Arkansas Times, March 20, 2008.