Offshoot Film Festival returns to Fayetteville Oct. 3-6

For the fourth straight year, Seedling Film Association’s Offshoot Film Festival will be celebrating independent film with a four-day festival in Fayetteville.

The event kicks off Thursday, Oct. 3 with an opening ceremony set for 6 p.m. at the UA Global Campus, followed by a 7 p.m. screening of the Fayetteville-made film, Gordon Family Tree.

After that, over 24 hours of films from around the globe will be screened at the festival through Sunday, Oct. 6, bringing together an eclectic mix of world-renowned filmmakers, professional arts educators, as well as students and film lovers from across the region.

This year’s categories of competition include Narrative Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Animation, Student, Low Tech and an Arkansas Connection category.

Weekend passes to Offshoot Film Fest are $35 and include access to all the films, talkbacks, after-parties and panel discussions. Single tickets to any event are $7. Tickets and a schedule of events are available at