Fayetteville Film Fest announces lineup for 2019 event

Photo: Courtesy, Fayetteville Film Fest

The best weekend of the year for Fayetteville movie buffs is fast approaching.

The annual Fayetteville Film Fest is coming up Oct. 3-5 at locations around the Fayetteville square.

This year’s lineup will include 79 feature films, documentaries, short films, and animated films, the most ever show during the festival. In addition, the three-day event will include panel discussions, Q/A sessions with visiting filmmakers, workshops with industry professionals, and more.

Films will be screened at the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History, located at 1 East Center Street, and at the UA Global Campus Theatre across the street at 2 East Center Street.

To coincide with the event this year is the second annual Fayetteville Film Prize Pitch Contest. The contest will take place on Oct. 5 at the Fayetteville Town Center, where finalists will be given the opportunity to pitch their best film idea to a panel of industry professionals. The judges will give feedback on the pitches, and one winner will be chosen to receive a cash prize of $2,000. The winner will also have an opportunity to screen their film at next year’s festival.

Feature films to be screened at this year’s festival include To The Stars, Buck Run, Above the Clouds, and Max Winslow and the House of Secrets.

The event kicks off with a block of animated and experimental films starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, followed by music videos and films by emerging filmmakers. A kick off party on the square during Fayetteville’s First Thursday will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 as well.

The full lineup of films scheduled to be screened at the festival and other events planned are at fayettevillefilmfest.org.

Weekend passes range from $25-$80, and single tickets to individual events are also available starting at $8. To purchase, visit fayettevillefilmfest.org.