“We are proud to offer audiences an inspirational line up celebrating diversity and inclusion on screen and behind the camera, to demonstrate the power of intersectional equity in entertainment media. Through our unique inclusion qualifiers, we are giving voice to directors who are 71% Female, 75% Bipoc or Aapi and 33% Lgbtqia+,” Davis said. “We were excited last year to see our audience grow globally as a result of our virtual component. Come to our Festival this year, in person or virtually, and be transported into stories that can change the world.”
The Bentonville Film Festival will run Aug. 2 to 8 in Bentonville, Ark. and online. It will combine virtual and in-person activations, including premieres, conversations, awards and events to provide a hybrid experience for attendees.
This year’s festival will feature a 30-year anniversary