Fayetteville Film Fest announces 2020 virtual schedule

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Fayetteville Film Fest officials today released the full schedule for the 12th annual event, which will be streamed in an on-demand format in 2020.

This year’s schedule features 11 narrative and documentary feature films, along with 30 short films, panel discussions and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers.

Online screenings will be shown on the Eventive streaming platform, and will premiere on a rolling basis between Nov. 5-8. Films will be available to watch on-demand through Nov. 14.

Advance individual tickets are available on a pay-what-you-can model, including a free option for those unable to contribute. For those who are able, a Friend of the Fest All-Access Pass is also available for $40 which includes a special gift bag that will be delivered to the donor’s door.

The 2020 event will also feature the third annual Fayetteville Film Prize pitch contest, where finalists are given five minutes to pitch their best film idea to a panel of judges made up of industry professionals, with the opportunity to receive feedback. The winner of the contest will receive $2,000 to put toward producing their film. The winner will have 10 months to shoot their film in Northwest Arkansas and the finished film will screen at a future Fayetteville Film Fest.

To purchase tickets or register for the pitch contest, visit fayettevillefilmfest.org.

Schedule at a Glance

Thursday, Nov. 5

5 p.m. – Livestream panel: NWA Industry Roundtable

7 p.m. – Narrative feature film: Electric Jesus

Friday, Nov. 6

3 p.m. – Documentary feature film: Dear Child

5 p.m. – Livestream panel: Building a Diverse Film Community in NWA and Beyond

7 p.m. – Documentary feature film: Foreign Puzzle

9 p.m. – Narrative feature film: Vagrant

Saturday, Nov. 7

10 a.m. – Narrative shorts block 1

11 a.m. – Documentary shorts block

12 p.m. – Narrative shorts block 2

2 p.m. – Livestream panel: Crew Call: Building a Community of Film Professionals in Arkansas

4 p.m. – Documentary feature film: Hamtramck, USA

6 p.m. – Narrative feature film: A Dim Valley

8 p.m. – Special showcase screening: Love and Fury

Sunday, Nov. 8

8 a.m. – Documentary feature film: Indians, Outlaws, Marshals and the Hangin’ Judge

10 a.m. – Student narrative shorts block

12 p.m. – Student documentary shorts block

2 p.m. – Livestream panel: Arkansas Film School: An Education Roundtable

4 p.m. – Documentary feature film: The Unlikely Story of the Lesbians of First Friday

6 p.m. – Narrative feature film: The Rock of Gibraltar

8 p.m. – Documentary feature film: Arkansas Rock and Soul Royalty

Saturday, Nov. 14

12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Fayetteville Film Prize pitch contest

7 p.m. – Livestream awards ceremony