The Little Rock Film Festival (LRFF) announced today that it is ending its nine-year run in Little Rock:
We are proud of the Arkansas filmmaking community that we have helped to inspire and promote, and pleased to have brought hundreds of the top independent filmmakers from around the World to Central Arkansas each year to share their work directly with audiences.
Along the way, we were able to show off our beautiful city and state, and provide the kind of cultural entertainment we believe is essential for a city like Little Rock, to attract and retain the young people it needs to prosper and compete.
Thank you to the sponsors, festivalgoers, filmmakers and volunteers who have been a part of this fantastic ride. We love you all.
The beloved festival expanded to a week-long event in 2014. LRFF 2015 — the festival’s swan song — opened with the Tribeca award-winning film, King Jack, and showed more than 100 films throughout the week. Over the years, festival-goers and filmmakers have enjoyed a number of unique events, including a trolley party, Filmmaker Farewell Riverboat Cruise and last year’s inaugural Movie Night Trivia at Sticky Fingerz. The festival lineup also included panel discussions and films from multiple cinematic categories: Made in Arkansas, Golden Rock Narrative, World Shorts, Cinematic Non-Fiction and more.