The Film Society of Little Rock, in partnership with Columbus Creative Arts + Activism, presents the African Folklore Film Festival (AF3), February 17, 2016, proudly showing at The Studio Theatre, 320 W. 7th, Street, Little Rock, AR, 72201, 7:00 PM.

Witness Arkansas-made films, and picture shows from around the world that speak from the heart of darkness, the cadence of the motherland, and the comfort of home.

Fusing griot customs, mysticism, theatrics, and culture, the AF3 will conjure the spirit of African folklore with a twist. See guidelines for submissions below.

Screenings take place at The Studio Theatre & Lobby Bar. The bar serves beer & wine and is always open before, during, and after our screenings. So arrive early, have a drink during the show, and then stay after the screening to discuss your favorite films over drinks!

Audience Award

1. Film runtimes must be between 1 to 15 minutes.

2. Must have strong lead roles for men and women of color.

3. We only accept digital online screener submissions using FilmFreeway’s digital submission process (Vimeo/YouTube, etc links). Do not email us your links.

4. More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.

5. COMPLETION DATE: No requirement for completed by date.

6. PLACE OF ORIGIN: Film submissions from all over the world are encouraged but they must be in English or have English subtitles.

7. PREMIERE STATUS: No premiere requirement.

8. Films may have distribution.

9. Selections are at the sole discretion of FSLR and may not be challenged. We do not provide feedback on why a film was not selected.

10.No refunds.

11. Proof may be required for "Arkansas" Submissions

12. Official Selections may be screened at other Film Society of Little Rock events within one year of this festival. (Ex: FSLR may have a year-end award winner’s night)

Notification of Official Selections will be approximately 4 weeks before screening date. If submission is selected into the festival, an H264 digital file will be required for exhibition purposes. File must be received no later than 2 weeks before screening date. We prefer files to be sent via Dropbox, however other download links may be acceptable. Instructions will accompany official notification. The entrant grants Film Society of Little Rock a non-exclusive, royalty free license for use for theater screening, and to publish excerpts in print or electronic media to promote the event in any and all media. The filmmaker must secure all rights and clearances.