“Filmland 2021” shows new, experienced filmmakers

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Five feature films, 12 shorts and seven student shorts by 23 new and seasoned Arkansas filmmakers will be screened as part of the Arkansas Cinema Society’s “Filmland 2021,” a hybrid event with the “Filmland in the Park” drive-in from September 30th through Oct. 3 in MacArthur Park in Little Rock on East Ninth Street.

Food trucks are ready every evening.

The festival also offers workshops for filmmakers of all ages led by Jeff Nichols, Graham Gordy, Christina McLarty Arquette, and Mario Troncoso.

Feature films in the program:

• “Rap Squad” directed by Nathan Willis

• “88.3 FM & The Voice of the People” directed by John Tarpley

• “Beautiful People” directed by Shane White

• “A Place Called Home” directed by Kiel Thorlton

• “The Lights Are Closed and My Eyes Are Dark” directed by Noah Woods

The shorts:

• “I have no need to suffer, in reality or in retrospect” directed by Ebony Meyers

• “A Violent Storm” directed by Timothy Barnett

• “Shattered Dreams” directed by Thomas James Deeter

• “Blood on the Risers” directed by Caleb Fanning

• “Cortland” directed by Emma Thatcher

• “Boss Babes” directed by Corey Clifford & Ryan Lagod

• “Ms. Blue ”directed by Mary McDade Casteel

• “The Wolf” directed by Timothy Barnett

• “Harvey & Sunshine” directed by Damon McKinnis, Madeleine Noel Murden, Madison De La Garza

• “Nighthawks” directed by Nolan Dean

• “Patient Justice” directed by Lesa Wolfe Crowell

• “Digital Peruggias” directed by Keith Andrew Hudson

Student shorts:

• “Once Forgotten” directed by Obed Lamey

• “GALENA” directed by Tanner Manasco

• “Father” directed by Sophie Barnes

• “Salas De Piel” directed by David C. Cruz

• “Jelly” directed by Jack Barr

• “Backen” directed by Daniel Beltram

• “One of These Days” directed by Clayton Henderson

The winners of the Short Film Audience Award will be shown on a 12 m drive-in screen on the Saturday and Sunday evenings before the films, and the feature film awarded the Audience Award will be shown in 2022 as part of the company’s Homegrown Film Series.

Streaming and voting runs September 24-29. For details and ticket information, visit filmland.org or arkansascinemasociety.org.


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