- Tiffany Rigby
Bentonville Film Festival will be held virtually, as well as in person Aug 2-8
Bentonville Film Festival will be held Aug 2-8, 2021 in Bentonville, Arkansas. The film festival is
an annual event that highlights inclusion in all forms of media.
The film festival is a six day event filled with jam pack events. You will be able to enjoy some of the festival events from the comfort of your own home and some of the events on-site at the festival.
"We are proud to offer audiences an inspirational line up celebrating diversity and inclusion on
screen and behind the camera, to demonstrate the power of intersectional equity in
entertainment media. Through our unique inclusion qualifiers, we are giving voice to directors
who are 71% Female, 75% BIPOC or AAPI and 33% LGBTQIA+,” Davis said. “We were excited
last year to see our audience grow globally as a result of our virtual component. Come to our
Festival this year, in person or virtually, and be transported into stories that can change the
This year’s festival will feature a 30-year anniversary screening of “Thelma and Louise” at the
112 Drive-In in Fayetteville, Ark. on Aug. 3. It will include a conversation with Geena Davis and
the film’s Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Callie Khouri.
Each year, the Bentonville Film Festival amplifies female, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC and
people with disabilities voices in entertainment. It is presented by the Bentonville Film
Foundation in partnership with Walmart and Coca-Cola, with programming director Ashley
Edwards and film curator Drea Clark leading program selections for this year’s competition