Bentonville Film Festival


Geena Davis, Founder

Trevor Drinkwater, Founder

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (usually May)

Deadline: December (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $65 for features. $45 for episodic. $35 for shorts and commercials. Fees vary depending on deadline.


Features, Shorts, Documentaries

Festival Season:



For a project to qualify for competition in the Festival, the film must have an underrepresented group in two or more of the following roles, director, producer, writer, lead character, or at least 50% of cast, crew, or extras are from an underrepresented group.