2015 Ozark Foothills FilmFest Accepting Submissions

The 14th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions. The festival will take place April 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2015 at several venues in Batesville, Arkansas.

Entries are accepted in two categories:

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS. Narrative or documentary films forty-five minutes or longer. Special consideration is given to films of particular relevance to rural audiences based on setting, subject, or point of view. Filmmakers whose work is chosen as an Official Selection will be invited to attend and participate in a post screening discussion. Lodging and a travel stipend are provided for filmmakers traveling more than 50 miles to attend.

SHORT FILM SHOWCASES. Narrative, documentary, animated, or experimental films less than forty-five minutes in length. Showcases are organized by theme or genre. Special consideration is given to filmmakers from Arkansas and neighboring states. A travel stipend is provided for filmmakers with works fifteen minutes or more in length, who are traveling more than 50 miles to attend.

This year, the festival is introducing the “From Around Here” Arkansas Film Award. Cash prizes of $500 will be awarded to a narrative and a documentary film fifteen minutes or more in length, shot in Arkansas by an Arkansas filmmaker.

Entries should be submitted on DVD and accompanied by a $15 entry fee for Official Selection entries or a $10 fee for Short Film Showcase entries and an entry form. Entry fees are waived for entries by Arkansas filmmakers received on or before November 30, 2014. Additional information and an entry from are available at www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org/2015_film_entries.html. Material should be mailed to: Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. The entry deadline is December 31, 2014. For additional information, call 870-251-1189 or email ozarkfilm@wildblue.net.