Magazine article Screen International

Bentonville Film Festival Unveils 2016 Dates

Magazine article Screen International

Bentonville Film Festival Unveils 2016 Dates

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The festival will run from May 3-8 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Founding sponsor Walmart and presenting sponsor Coca-Cola will both return.

"BFF is effecting real change in how women and diverse filmmakers can get their stories in front of audiences, with the support of the world's largest entertainment and media companies, brands and retailers," said Davis.

The festival says it runs the only film competition in the world to guarantee theatrical, television, digital and retail home entertainment distribution for its winners.

Following the launch this year, Davis and her team plan to expand to include all forms of media. The 2016 programme will include shorts, digital content and TV programming as well as new events to salute Bentonville's cultural and natural surroundings.

This year's inaugural festival drew nearly 50 filmmakers and 40 celebrities from around the country and achieved attendance of approximately 37,000. …

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