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Bentonville FFoundation 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat and November Movie Monday



Last year the BFFoundation invited it’s 2019 Alumni Filmmakers pre-Bentonville Film Festival to a retreat with workshops and special guest speakers. This year, as part of the Coca-Cola Grant to the BFFoundation, we are going virtual. And, for the very first time, we want to take this opportunity to open some of these special events of the 2020 Virtual Filmmaker Retreat to the public!

Please join us from the comforts of your own space, for these special opportunities to discuss and celebrate inclusive storytelling from Friday, November 6th through Monday, November 9th, to include a Virtual Movie Monday screening of BFF 2020 Alumni Films, along with a Live Q&A with the filmmakers!

Please see the description and pricing for these open events below. To learn more, register for the free “Filmmakers Lounge” or purchase tickets to available workshops, please visit


Filmmaker Lounge: BFF Edition

10a PST / 12p CST
Grab a drink and join us in the Filmmaker Lounge for a special edition happening with BFFoundation in the US. We'll be speaking to Bentonville Film Festival alumni about how they look to the festival circuit for support in building audiences and furthering their careers, and discussing diversity and inclusivity. 



Utilizing Film For Social Change

12p PST / 2p CST
A virtual workshop led by award-winning producer and global filmmaker, Alahna Lark, about anti-racism, ally-ship, and how to be on the right side of history as a filmmaker.


Ask Me Anything with Veteran Filmmaker: Rachel Feldman
2p PST / 4p CST
Rachel Feldman is an accomplished Hollywood based film and television writer and director. She’s directed more than 75 hours of network television and is currently in development on LILLY, a feature film about fair pay activist Lilly Ledbetter, and she’s here to answer any of your questions!

Want to talk about directing episodic television? How about how to get a feature film off the ground? During Covid? How to work with well-known actors? How to sell projects in Hollywood? How to get an agent or a manager? How to juggle directing and raising a family? What about activism? Do you have some questions about what to do about gender discrimination in the film TV industry? Bring your questions, she'll give you straight answers!



Virtual Movie Monday

BFF 2020 Alumni documentary film Black Boys and shorts Becoming Eddie and Graceland will be available to stream from Friday through Monday during the retreat. Following the 4-day virtual screening, we will have a live virtual discussion with the filmmakers. The discussion will be moderated by Tony Waller, and will be joined by filmmakers, Sonia Lowman (Black Boys), Lilan Bowden (Becoming Eddie), Joyce Liu Countryman (Becoming Eddie), and Bonnie-Kathleen Ryan (Graceland).

The Virtual Live Q&A will take place at 6:00pm PST / 8:00pm CST.




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This Blog in french, is managed by Bruno Chatelin

It covers the french film festivals circuit with ambience and news.
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