Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival
May 3 - 7, 2017

Fantastic Cinema and Craft Beer Festival screens innovative and imaginative films from bold visionaries who are not afraid to do what it takes to create films that challenge, inspire, and ultimately thrill audiences. These fantastic films are presented alongside the very best craft beer from the state of Arkansas.

August 11 - 19, 2017

Kaleidoscope celebrates the diversity of the LGBT community and filmmakers by presenting poignant and thought-provoking films documenting LGBT lives truthfully and with respect. Kaleidoscope celebrates the power of film to transform lives and opinions of those both inside and outside the LGBT community through the universal medium of the cinema. 

Fayetteville Film Fest
September 13 - 17, 2017

The Fayetteville Film Fest is a cultural leader in our region, bringing world class film to our state, developing meaningful relationships with filmmakers, and nurturing the art of filmmaking by uniting a community of creators and supporters.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
October 6 - 15, 2017

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) is the oldest documentary festival in North America and an Academy-qualifying festival in the category of Documentary Short Subject. MovieMaker Magazine lists HSDFF among the top festivals worldwide worth the entry fee. In 1992, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute (HSDFI) incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and remains one of the few film institutes in the United States dedicated solely to the documentary film genre. Each year  the Institute presents the annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival with the help of over 200 dedicated volunteers, the institute’s board of directors, and staff members. The festival's screening committee views nearly 1,000 films submitted from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. In the festival’s early years, actor James Earl Jones declared, “I see the 1990's as holding the promise of an unparalleled era of popularity for nonfiction film, with the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival as one of the genre’s most important venues.” Today, HSDFF ranks among the world's best documentary film festivals, and the popularity of the documentary form continues its exponential growth. 

El Dorado Film Festival
November 9 - 12, 2017

The El Dorado Film Festival was founded in 2014 as part of the South Arkansas Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. Now, in 2015, El Dorado Festivals & Events has partnered with the South Arkansas Arts Center for a collaborative event that will bring a diverse selection of independent cinema to El Dorado, Arkansas.