Arkansas Filmmaker's Showcase at WAC
  • Event date: 2023-03-11

Ahead of the regularly scheduled October festival, Fayetteville Film Fest is collaboarting with Walton Arts Center for an evening of films directed by Arkansans! The showcase will feature seven narrative films, including three by Arkansas filmmakers who call Fayetteville home, to be screened at the Walton Arts Center on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 8:00pm.

Fayetteville Film Fest has curated the seven select titles for inclusion in the Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase to highlight the growing film industry in the state. Attendees at this mini film festival can watch student and professional works at the screening, in both short and long-form formats. The films will be screened in two blocks with a 15-minute intermission.  

“We don’t live in a place that is widely known as a hub for art or filmmaking, but there is talent everywhere,” says Molly Wheat, director of Pomegranate, one of the films featured in the showcase. “I've found myself surrounded by a community of professionals and really talented filmmakers, and the state is beautiful. There are so many interesting stories to be told here.”

This event is the second of a four-part series highlighting independent and local filmmakers. Additional upcoming film events presented by Fayetteville Film Festival at the Walton Arts Center include Indie Films Artosphere at 8:00pm on Friday, May 12, and Pride Showcase at 8:00pm on Thursday, June 22.  

Check out the schedule for the Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase on March 11th below, with ticketing information following:

Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase Schedule

Lemniscate (20:00)

Director: Chuck Meré (Fayetteville)

When a dad has his biggest scientific breakthrough during his young daughter’s scheduled visitation, he must choose between being a good father or traveling to a parallel dimension.

Flight (10:04)

Director: Tyler Horne (Hot Springs)

A boy struggling to come to terms with his parents’ marital problems must face his worst nightmare and make a choice that he never wanted to make.

Double Trouble (15:19)

Director: Levi Matthew Smith and Brett Helms (Fayetteville)

Two teenagers stay overnight in an arcade and happen upon a spooky, haunted arcade machine. Directed by Levi Matthew Smith and Brett Helms, film students at the University of Central Arkansas.

For a Few Dollars Fewer (04:17)

Director: Nick Loper (Siloam Springs)

When an amateur bandit finds out that his bounty is just $10, he makes an ambitious attempt to make a name for himself among the great outlaws of his time.

Banana Triangle Six (23:30)

Director: Marc E. Crandall (Fayetteville)

A day in the life of an elderly gentleman as he deals with the trials and tribulations of a resident of Spring Valley Retirement Home – bad food, conniving females and an unexpected doctor’s visit.

Boppie (06:33)

Director: Ethan Gueck (Conway)

In an attempt to avoid the harsh realities of his grandpa’s imminent death, Stevie sets out to re-create some of his Boppie’s perfect pictures.

Pomegranate (10:48)

Director: Molly Wheat (Searcy)

Two exes, Annie and Henry, take a moment to find out where each other is now.

It's an affordable and enjoyable way to spend an evening in downtown Fayetteville, AR exploring the love of film! Bonus: you'll be supporting local artists and walk straight out onto Dickson Street when you're done. 

Tickets to the Arkansas Filmmaker's Showcase are $15, available at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10:00am until 2:00pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10:00am until 5:00pm, or by visiting

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