The festival, whose chief mission is championing women and diversity in media, will host the competition entitled “10 Brands, 10 Stories,” which asks filmmakers to submit short films based on the brand briefs of 10 of the festival’s partners. 10 films will be selected as winners and will be invited to screen at the Bentonville Film Festival in May of next year. The winning films will also be featured on espnW and the Bentonville’s social media platforms. Ideal videos will display “the filmmaker’s interpretation of athleticism and perseverance to ultimately inspire the athlete in all of us.”
The submissions must adhere to the BFF mission of championing women and diversity, which involves having two or more of the following characteristics: female or minority lead, female or minority director, female or minority writer, female or minority production company, gender and diversity balanced cast and gender and diversity balanced crew.
Submissions for the BFF film competition opened on October 1. Early deadline to participate is November 2, but the official deadline is December 21. Late entries will be accepted until March 4, 2016. To learn more, visit the Bentonville Film Festival’s official website.