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Filmland 2023

October 4 October 8

Photo of Arkansas Cinema Society Co-Founder Jeff Nichols and actress/producer Jessica Chastain sitting on white chairs and holding microphones on a stage. Behind them, a projected image reads "Arkansas Cinema Society."
Photo by Kwasi Harshaw

The Arkansas Cinema Society’s Filmland is a curated annual celebration of cinema with a mission to nurture and inspire filmmakers in Arkansas by exposing Arkansans to filmmakers and their art.

Over the last five years, Filmland has been honored to host award-winning filmmakers like actors Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Will Forte, Ted Danson, David Arquette and ACS board member Mary Steenburgen along with directors including Chloé Zhao, Richard Linklater, David Lowery, Neil LaBute, David Gordon Green and Jeff Nichols; and producers such as Evan Hayes, Jayme Lemons, Christina McLarty Arquette, Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones.

Filmland has showcased award-winning films such as NomadlandThe Eyes of Tammy Faye and Free Solo from top festivals like Sundance, Telluride, Toronto and Venice before they had a theatrical release in Arkansas.

Each screening features a Q+A moderated by ACS Co-Founder Jeff Nichols, board members or staff and every night wraps with a party for filmmakers and attendees.

Stay tuned to see what’s in store for Filmland 2023!