Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival
The Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival will kick off Wednesday, April 22, with an opening reception at FRESH Bistro from 5:00pm-6:30pm (open to the public). Film screenings begin Wednesday evening beginning at 7pm at The Auditorium, and will continue Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The Festival wraps with the Indie Award Show at 6pm at The Auditorium, followed by an After Party at K.J.’s Caribe Cantina and Bar.
More than 80 films were submitted to the festival, with 46 films chosen as final selections for screenings and potential awards. Films range from three-minute shorts to full length features covering multiple genres: drama, comedy, documentary, foreign films, art films, animation and sci-fi. The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest has a special emphasis on Women In Film, Young Filmmakers, Films Made In Arkansas, and – new this year – films Made only On Mobile devices. Special screenings include Bill Solleder’s popular “Arkansas Shorts” and Student Films, AETN’s “Loupe” series, and workshops by filmmakers Crystal Us and Bayou Bennett.
A three-day judging process determined the winners of this year’s festival. Winners will be announced during the Eureka Springs Indie Award Show at 6pm on Saturday, April 25th at the Aud.
Awards include Gold and Silver cash prizes from $500 to $200. A total of 28 awards will be presented this year during the Indie Award Show.
Each year, a local artist creates a one-of-a-kind Indie Statue for the Gold Winners. This year’s artist is teenager Ethan Robison, who designed and created the statue with his 3-D printing technology.
Tickets for the festival are now available from the website: www.esfilmfest.org or by calling 479-363-8185.
A full access pass, to all screenings, parties, workshops and award show, is $30. Individual select day passes are available for $15.