Bentonville Art and Culinary Festival’s 4320 Film Challenge Hits the Big Screen |
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Downtown Bentonville, Inc., in partnership with the Seedling Film Association, will host the 4320 Film Challenge at the Bentonville Public Library on Saturday, June 22nd starting at 5:00 pm in the Walmart Room. Part of the month-long Bentonville Art & Culinary Festival, the event will premiere seven film shorts that were part of a challenge to write, direct and produce a film within 4,320 minutes (72 hours). Now in its fourth year, the event is free and open to the public.
Seven teams applied from around the state to participate in the challenge. The teams were provided a theme and a downtown establishing shot on Friday, June 13th, with the deadline for submission on Monday, June 17th. The 2013 theme was “overwhelmed” and the establishing shot was a downtown food truck. Each team was also given a specific prop that needed to be incorporated into the film. Props ranged from buckets of water to a turkey leg.
The Seedling Film Association juries each of the films, with the Best of Show winner receiving a $500 cash prize and a spot in the Offshoot Film Festival October 3rd – 6th in Fayetteville. The Audience Pick will be determined by ballots submitted during the screenings, with the winner receiving $150 if downtown restaurant gift certificates. Seedling Film Association will also be providing “bragging rights” prizes for best use of theme, best use of establishing shot and best use of prop.
For more information on the Seedling Film Association, go to www.seedlingfilm.com. For more information on the 4320 Film Challenge or the 2013 Art and Culinary Festival, go to www.downtownbentonville.org or call 479.254.0254. The 4320 Film Challenge is sponsored in part by Cox Communications.