Fayetteville Film Festival announces official selections for 2016

Who wants to check out 55 new films in five days in Fayetteville this fall?

You’ll get a chance at this year’s Fayetteville Film Festival, the upcoming event planned for Sept. 6-10 in downtown Fayetteville.

The festival, which began in 2010 as the Offshoot Film Festival but decided to rebrand in 2016, this week announced the lineup of films for its seventh installment this year.

The official selections include five feature-lengh films including Ridge Runners, Roman Bickerstaff: The Rise and Fall of an RA, ADDicted, The Wedding Party, and Your Local News.

Four feature-length documentaries are included in the lineup this year as well, including local filmmaker Larry Foley’s The First Boys of Spring about the history of Major League Baseball’s spring training in Hot Springs from 1886-1955.

The festival also includes more than 40 short films, including several live action, animated, and documentary selections.

There’s also a music video category which will feature a few local local artists, including Barrett Baber, and Smokey and the Mirror, and Hot Springs-based band, Ghost Bones.

The festival will take place primarily at the UA’s Global Campus and the The Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History next door, and in addition to the films, will include workshops, and “talkback” events and question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers.

Full festival passes are $40, and are now on sale at fayettevillefilmfest.org. Tickets to individual events are also on sale.

The full lineup of films for this year’s festival is below.

For more information, visit fayettevillefilmfest.org.

Fayetteville Film Fest 2016 Official Selections

Feature Films>
Ridge Runners, directed by Hunter West

Roman Bickerstaff: The Rise and Fall of an RA, directed by Mathew Foss

ADDicted, directed by Dan Jenski

The Wedding Party, directed by Thane Economou

Your Local News, directed by Tyler Dunivan and Josh Irwin

Short Films (Live Action)

Dynamite with a Laser Beam, directed by Reed C. Carson

Theoria, directed by Mathew Foss

Bees, directed by Donavon Thompson

Love at First Sight, directed by James Kendall

The Call, directed by Quavondo Nguyen

Sweet Talk, directed by Nell Teare

Hush, directed by Kenn Woodard

Echo Park Blues, directed by Michael Bofshever

The Tricycle, directed by David Bogard

Salsa, directed by Justin Howe

Nora Noir, directed by Cameron Vaughan

After You’ve Gone, directed by Tom Gelo

Walk, directed by Mary-Pat Green

Worth the Wait, directed by John Sinclair

Ladies Night, directed by Johnnie Brannon

Bluey, directed by Darlene Johnson

Eden, directed by Jacob Allinson

Mother, directed by Rati Tsiteladze

Splitting Maul, directed by Trenton Mynatt

Broke Dick Dog, directed by GB Shannon

Little Rock 48 Hour Film Project Winner (TBA)

Short Films (Live Action/University Connection)

Requiescat in Pace, directed by Emma Pell

Righteous Indignation, directed by Michael Nickerson

Mud Bugs, directed by Whitney Butler

What Was Lost, directed by Romello Williams

Short, directed by Mason Thompson

Fold, directed by Caleb Silvey

‘Twas the Night of the Krampus, directed by Donavon Thompson

Short Films (Animated)

Between Times, directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata

September Sketch Book, directed by Ronnie Cramer

Parade de Satie, directed by Koji Yamamura

Lima, directed by Afshin Roshanbakht

Short Films (Live Action/Music Videos)

Ghost Bones, directed by Jeff Cerino

Kiss Me Hello, directed by Caroline Wetsell

The Bonfire, directed by Mitchell Crisp

February Snow, directed by Dave Falk

El Muppet Song, directed by Eric White

Seratones: “Don’t Need It”, directed by Jeff Cerino

Ain’t No Grave: Smokey and the Mirror, live from George’s Majestic, directed by Jason Miller

Documentaries (Feature Length)

Wall Writers, directed by Roger Gastman

Hollywood Shorties, directed by Ryan Steven Green

The First Boys of Spring, directed by Larry Foley

Passfire: A Film About Firework Culture Across the Globe, directed by Jesse Veverka

Documentaries (Short subject)

Love Bite: Laurie Lipton and Her Disturbing Black & White Drawings, directed by James Scott

The Architect of Watercolor, directed by J. Scott Ramsey

Iron Man: The Gordon Haller Story, directed by Antionette Grajeda

Where Can We Go From Here, directed by Jonelle Lipscomb

The Pamoja Project, directed by Audrey Emerson

Sustainable Barbuda, directed by Russell Sharman