The Arkansas Cinema Society and its "Premiere" August event were created to build a film community in Arkansas where film lovers can watch films, share ideas, connect with each other and nurture the new and existing film talent within our state through increased exposure to filmmakers and their art.

The Arkansas Cinema Society's “Premiere” event returns this August to the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock, expanding to showcase more Arkansas films. Last year's annual event, included actor Adam Driver with screenings of The Force Awakens and Paterson, director David Lowery with screenings of Pete's Dragon and A Ghost Story, and producer Noah Stahl with Patti Cake$. Every night is also topped off with a party for filmmakers and attendees.

This year’s annual August Event will take place the weekend of August 24th. The exact dates, events and other details will be announced once special guests are finalized

We are a non-competitive, curated event but we will have an audience award for the Arkansas Film Program.

Submissions are for Arkansas filmmakers who either made their film in Arkansas or for an Arkansas Filmmaker who is an Arkansas producer, director, or writer of a film. The Arkansas filmmaker(s) must be available to attend the screening for a conversation after the film.

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  • Very proud to be involved with a game changing group to the Arkansas Film Industry, I look forward to many more years of ACS as a filmmaker and spectator.

    September 2018