Made in Arkansas Film Festival - Friday Pass

  • May 17, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • CALS Ron Robinson Theater

    100 River Market Avenue
    Little Rock, Arkansas 72201
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

The Made in Arkansas Film Festival returns to CALS Ron Robinson Theater for its sixth year on May 17-19, 2024. The film festival showcases the work of Arkansas filmmakers working here and all over the country. “Made in Arkansas is about cultivating Arkansas filmmakers. Our festival screens more Arkansas filmmakers than any other festival in the state,” said Festival Director Johnnie Brannon. “We provide an opportunity for filmmakers to meet each other, view each other’s work, and build networks that hopefully lead to even more Arkansas-made films.”

Brannon credits Made in Arkansas’s partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System as a huge factor in the festival’s success. “The screen and sound quality in the Ron Robinson Theater are second to none. As a filmmaker, there are few things as exciting as sitting with an audience and watching your film up on the big screen. We love working with CALS to showcase the incredible work being done by filmmakers, actors, and creatives across the state.”

Opening Night Shorts | In-between Realities – (49:12)

This film block explores the profound moments of transition and transformation that occur in the space between life's defining moments. Each film delves into the complexities of human relationships, identity, and resilience in the face of adversity. From grappling with illness and loss to confronting infidelity and navigating acts of kindness with unforeseen consequences, these stories illuminate the subtle but profound shifts that shape our lives. As we journey through these narratives, we are reminded that the space between where we are and where we are going is often where we find our truest selves.


The Space Between – 18:40 – Directed by Michelle Burney

Two siblings grapple with the harsh realities of their brother's terminal illness, accepting who he has become while mourning who he once was.”

Smoothie – 15:00 – Directed by Chris Churchill

“A middle-aged stay at home dad is confronted by his daughter's best friend about a recent infidelity.”

Bienvenidos A Los Angeles – 15:32 – Directed by Lisa Cole

“Oscar Shortlisted & inspired by true events, "Bienvenidos a Los Angeles" was filmed at LAX airport and tells the story of Imani, a Nigerian single mother living in Los Angeles, who offers to help a perfect stranger reunite with her son. In doing so, Imani learns this simple act of kindness threatens to jeopardize her path to citizenship.”

11 Minute Intermission


Opening Night Feature – (2HR:04MIN)

Mountain Flowers – Directed by Bruce Hutchinson

“A lesbian couple in a long-distance relationship struggle to connect on their last day together before one of them returns home to Los Angeles.”

Date & Time

Fri, May 17, 2024 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Venue Details

CALS Ron Robinson Theater

100 River Market Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72201 CALS Ron Robinson Theater
Ron Robinson Theater

The Ron Robinson Theater, located at 100 Rivermarket Ave., Little Rock AR 72201, is a 315-seat multi-purpose event venue. Part of the Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Main Library campus, it is designed to provide programs for all ages including films, music performances, plays, readings, lectures, speakers, and children’s activities. The theater is equipped with a state-of-the-art DCI-compliant Barco digital cinema projection system and 32′ wide retractable screen; and, a versatile sound system capable of Dolby 5.1 surround audio for movies, with a CL3 digital mixing console with ample inputs for traditional music concerts.

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