The Little Rock Italian Film Festival brings modern Italian cinema to the heart of Arkansas. In our festival, we share new independent voices in film which elaborate on contemporary aspects of Italian and Italian American culture and experience. We are a festival committed to celebrating independent film in an open and inclusive environment for filmmakers.

Best feature film:
Best feature documentary:
Best short film:
Best short documentary:
Best music video:
Fan favorite:

All Films Must:
1) All submissions must agree with the terms and conditions below.
2) Films in languages other than English or Italian will only be accepted with English subtitles.
3) All submissions must be original, and must not infringe or violate any copyright laws.

Feature films and feature documentaries must have a minimum run-time of 30.
All fiction short films and documentary short films must have a run-time under 30 minutes. Music videos cannot exceed 15 minutes in run-time.

Entrants must submit their films through FilmFreeway. All films must be submitted as either an online screener or Vimeo link for consideration. All entrants must be over the age of 18 to submit films.

Students must provide a copy of their college/university identification card to show proof of enrollment.

You hereby grant The Little Rock Italian Film Festival (“festival”) all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the submitted film at the festival. You represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. You further represent that you are authorized to submit the submitted film. Additionally, you indemnify the festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fee arising out of or in connection with third parties in regards to the screening of said film. Further, in submitting to our festival, you hereby agree that you have read and agree to the General Rules and Regulations for submissions to the Little Rock Italian Film Festival.

Overall Rating
  • Ali Keller

    A wonderful festival to be a part of - would definitely recommend applying!

    May 2021
  • Jeannine Marie

    Thank you so much for including my short documentary Luigi Di Gianni: Soul of the South. It was a great experience!

    May 2021