SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE 2018 OZARK FOOTHILLS FILMFEST


The 17th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest will take place April 19-21 and April 27-28, 2018. Submissions are now being accepted using the FilmFreeway submission website.

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It's a Wrap!

The winners of the 2017 Ozark Foothills FilmFest were:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE~
Kieran Valla, Delinquent

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT~
David Golden, The Autumn Waltz

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE~
Vivienne Schiffer, Relocation Arkansas: Aftermath of Incarceration

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE~
Bridget Besaw, Guided

 

 

 


 

Festival Print Program

 


The 16th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest, April 14-15 and April 21-22, brought nationally recognized independent films and their makers to the Ozark foothills. The festival provided a showcase of exemplary movies from the state, region, and nation. The line-up also included films from Belgium, Canada, India, the Russian Federation, Japan, Switzerland, Sweden, and France. We screened 34 films, including 8 features and 28 Arkansas premieres!


Here's a taste of the past year's offerings:

TATARA SAMURAI
Director: Yoshinari Nishikori

Gosuke, born in Tatara Village (famous for its steel), has spent his youth being groomed to become the next Murage (Master Blacksmith). After vicious raids on his village, (more)

   

DOWNSTREAM PEOPLE
Director: Andy Sarjahani

Explores the social, economic, and environmental consequences of a corporately contracted industrial hog farm built inside the Buffalo National River watershed in (more)

   

YAKONA
Director: Anlo Sepulveda

An exquisitely filmed tribute to the San Marcos River, YAKONA explores the history and ecology of its flowing waters from the perspective of the river itself, considered sacred by the native Americans (more)

   

TO KEEP THE LIGHT
Director: Erica Fae

A lighthouse keeper's wife struggles with her work and her sanity as she cares for her sick husbnad in 19th century Maine. When a mysterious stranger washes up on shore, secrets buried in deep waters (more)

   

THE ARKANSAS WILD MAN
Director: Nathan Willis

An 87-year-old rock and roll pioneer who lives a life of obscurity in his small Arkansas hometown travels overseas to England to play one final concert for his passionate and (more)

   

THE FIRMEST FRIEND
Director: Andrew Fixell

In August 2014, filmmaker Andrew Fixell ventured into New York City's Tompkins Square Park to interview four homeless youth about their transient lifestyles and their relationships with the pit bulls who travel (more)

   

RELOCATION ARKANSAS
Director: Vivienne Schiffer

In 1942, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forced into prisons in the interior because they looked like the enemy. Two of those prison camps were in Arkansas, a land of deep racial (more)