• Tiffany Rigby

Kill Big wins best Documentary at Bentonville Film Festival

The Bentonville Film Festival recently announced the jury prize winners for their seventh annual

Festival.


The week-long festival was led by Academy Award-winning actor and festival chair

Geena Davis. BFF is presented by BFFoundation in partnership with founding sponsor Walmart

and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola.



Kili Big world premiered at the Festival and was awarded Best Documentary, where director Ida

Joglar was in attendance. Roshan Sethi’s 7 Days, took home the jury award for Best Narrative

Feature. Americanized by Erica Eng was selected for Best Short Film and NOW with Fiona by

Fiona Dawson won for Best Episodic.



The 2021 BFF Jury included six experts across three categories: Narrative judges included

Founder & CEO of Marginal Mediaworks, Sanjay Sharma, and Executive Director of CAPE,

Michelle Sugihara; Documentary judges included Head of Film at Marginal MediaWorks Milan

Chakraborty, and Head of Whistle Studios, Melanie Johnson; Episodic and Short judges

included EVP of Digital and Social at 4 Media, Tom Hoehn, and Attorney at ASManagement,

Alexander Shekarchian.



In the BFF 2021 competition program 71% are directed by women, 75% by people that are

BIPOC or API, and 33% by people of the LGBTQIA+ community. 70% of these films are written

by women, 70% by people that are BIPOC or API, 32% by people of the LGBTQIA+ community

and 87% feature a female lead, 81% a BIPOC or API lead, and 30% an LGBTQIA+ lead. 96%

of these films have a cast and crew that was made up of more than half of people from these

same communities.

The categories

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