18th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest Now Accepting Submissions

The Ozark Foothills FilmFest is an eclectic celebration of the cinema arts that takes place in April each year in Batesville, Arkansas. It is one of extremely few film festivals taking place in a truly rural community. The festival screens narrative and documentary films of all lengths, as well as curated foreign language films and restored American classics. Opportunities for artist/audience interaction at the 2019 festival will include a filmmaker panel discussion titled “Reel Rural: Rural America in Independent Film,” post-screening Q&As, informal filmmaker chats, and a filmmaker welcoming reception. The 18th annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest takes place April 18-20 and April 26-27, 2019.

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, and Best Documentary Short. Winners are also presented with an original design hand-thrown ceramic trophy created by Mountain View Pottery.

Entries must be submitted digitally online using the FilmFreeway website (www.filmfreeway.com/OzarkFoothillsFilmFest). Special consideration is given to films that reflect rural concerns, lifestyles, and sensibilities. The submission deadline is November 30, 2018; entrants will be notified as to selection status on or before January 15, 2019. All revenue generated from entry fees is allocated to competition prizes and to providing lodging and travel support for visiting filmmakers. Submission guidelines are available at www.filmfreeway.com/OzarkFoothillsFilmFest or email ozarkfilm@wildblue.net.