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Deadlines looming for the Little Rock Film Fest

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The LRFF's Golden Rock Award.

The deadline to enter the Little Rock Film Festival’s new Oxford American Best Southern Film Award — which comes with a $10,000 prize —is Thursday, April 15. Ditto for the festival’s Made in Arkansas program and Arkansas Music Video Competition. Get more info at

And check the full release after the jump. Little Rock Film Festival Announces $10,000 “The Oxford American Best
Southern Film Award” Festival Film and Event Line-up will be announced and Festival Passes
On Sale May 4, 2010

Little Rock, AR- The Little Rock Film Festival is adding this year the
largest cash prize ever to be offered by a film festival in Arkansas.
This June, in addition to the Golden Rock Awards for Best Narrative
and Documentary Feature, the festival will unveil “The Oxford American
Best Southern Film Award” with a $10,000 cash prize attached. The
award will go to the film that best embodies Southern culture and
conveys a genuine depiction of the South. The festival runs June 2nd –
6th, 2010.

Competition for “The Oxford American Best Southern Film Award” is open
to narrative features, documentary features, and short films and will
include an acclaimed Southern filmmaker on the judging panel. The LRFF
also awards the Golden Rocks for Best Narrative and Documentary
Feature Film, and awards for Best Short Film, Arkansas Times’ Audience
Award, and Best Arkansas Music Video. Local filmmakers compete for the
Charles B. Pierce “Made in Arkansas” award for the best film made
in-state, and are automatically considered for every other applicable

The LRFF seeks to be the premiere Southern film festival, to promote
filmmaking in the South,  and to provide an unequaled experience in
the spirit of Southern hospitality. Accepted filmmakers from all over
the world will receive travel stipends, complimentary accommodations
at the finest hotels in Little Rock, luxury transportation around the
city, all-access VIP festival badges, and Southern-themed excursions.
Panels, workshops, and after-parties will take place at spotlight
venues, with the annual LRFF Gala and awards ceremony to be held at
the Clinton Library.

In that spirit, The Oxford American will sponsor the festival’s
opening night party at Little Rock’s historic Terry House. “We’re
proud to have The Oxford American involved,” says festival executive
director Jack Lofton. “They are the foremost magazine for Southern
literature and Southern culture and an award from them would be highly
coveted by itself, but their generous cash prize gives it an added
weight.” Additionally, The Oxford American will premiere the 2010
edition of its annual Best of the South issue at the festival.

The Little Rock Film Festival continues to partner with the Clinton
School of Public Service, which has been a key to the success of the
LRFF since year one, and will be a screening venue for the fourth
annual festival. Other Premiere sponsors of the LRFF include Parker
Cadillac/Audi/Lexus, iShares, Argenta Community Theater, Little Rock
Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Arkansas Times.

Last year, the LRFF had over 20,000 attendees. Organizers anticipate
larger numbers this year, with multiple screenings of over 100 films
across the five day festival.   The LRFF will announce the film and
event line-up and begin selling passes at on May 4, 2010.

 More detailed information on submitting a film can be found at

Jack Lofton
Executive Director
Little Rock Film Festival
Save the Dates: 4th Annual LRFF- June 2-6, 2010.

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