Arkansas Filmmakers Showcase

curated by Fayetteville Film Fest

DATE: Saturday, Jan. 18, 8pm (moderated Q&A to follow immediately after)

LOCATION: Starr Theater at Walton Arts Center



This showcase is a mini film festival experience! Join us for the screening of six short films and learn a little about the growing local movie industry. As a specially chosen theme, these films were all either created by Arkansans or filmed here in the Natural State. It’s a great introduction to the types of movie blocks you’d experience at the Fayetteville Film Fest or other events.

Fayetteville Film Fest, now in its eleventh year, 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.


Unos Huevos (15 minutes)

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

Father (15 minutes)

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

As Sisters As One (14 minutes)

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

(15 minutes)

Milk Aisle (22 minutes)

  • Directed by Jordan Hunt (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 minutes)

  • Directed by Blake Elder (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 minutes)

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

Following the films there will be a moderated Q&A to close out the evening.