Film Selections Announced for First Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase at Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, December 5, 2019 – Work by six filmmakers from around the state will be part of the first Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase at Walton Arts Centeron Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020 at 8 pm.

Tickets are $15 plus applicable fees and are on sale now. Purchase tickets in-person at Walton Arts Center box office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting

This mini-film festival experience, curated by the Fayetteville Film Fest, features short films by filmmakers from Conway, Little Rock, Calico Rock, Siloam Springs, Fayetteville and Springdale that cover a variety of topics.

Screening Schedule

Unos Huevos (15:14)

  • Directed by David Cruz from Conway
  • A boy skips his trumpet recital, instead he has a day exploring the town and running into trouble.

Father (14:52)

  • Directed by Sophie Barnes from Little Rock
  • A man under the influence experiences a series of strange encounters as he is haunted by three women from the past and present.

As Sisters As One (13:46)

  • Directed by Whitney Butler from Calico Rock
  • Elise struggles to maintain her grip on reality as the position of president of her sorority come within her grasp.

15-minute intermission

Milk Aisle (21:47)

  • Directed by Jordan Hunt from Siloam Springs
  • This film, set during the civil rights movement, shares the story of a young black man who is imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit, and the letters he shared with a young woman named Ruby Sanders.

Chronic (11:04)

  • Directed by Blake Elder from Fayetteville
  • Sparky Ledbetter is a lonely man. He’s a former cop facing his own mortality. This slice-of-life short gives us a quick peek into Sparky’s morning routine and the complicated relationships he has to juggle.

Before My Eyes (13:25)

  • Directed by Mason Bowen from Springdale
  • A reminiscence of a faulted relationship through the eyes of a grieving woman and a regretful man.

Now in its 11th year, 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.

Visit waltonartscenter.orgfor more information about Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at