I had the privilege to be a photographer for a few local vendors and sponsors during the Bentonville Film Festival in Spring 2015. It was really exciting to go to all of the events happening in Bentonville and around Northwest Arkansas. One of the best things was to be able to be in on all the action that was taking place and witness first hand the BFF festivities! The best part was meeting the brilliant film makers, producers and directors of the films that were being screened in NWA. There are are a few posts of the work I did at Bentonville Film Festival. Look for the link at the end of this blog to follow the links! -Kaity
"Founded by Academy Award Winner® Geena Davis and festival co-founder Trevor Drinkwater in 2015, BFF’s mission is to champion women and diverse voices in media. BFF is a research based and commercial focused platform that proactively supports diverse storytellers. BFF features the only film competition in the world that offers guaranteed distribution to it’s winning films to include a theatrical release in partnership with AMC theaters, television in partnership with STARZ and LIFETIME and digital and retail home entertainment distribution in partnership with Walmart. The Festival takes place each year in early May in Bentonville, Arkansas. The May event is designed to inspire action and to bring together decision makers and content creators with the goal of ensuring media represents the world we live in which is 51% women and very diverse. BFF strives to work with content creators to inspire young minds because if they can see it they can be it." - www.bentonvillefilmfestival.com
Kraft foods had a food truck at Sponsor's Village with tasty treats.
AND1 showed off some of their sports gear and was handing out shirts
Nickelodeon had fun games for the kids to win awesome prizes
There were a few very warm days during Bentonville Film Festival in 2015. Lots of people braved the heat to snag some free swag from the vendors!
Fitbit was a popular booth! They had competitions through the day for people to be entered to win their own Fitbit wristband band. My best friend Florencia and DJ Brock Short (pictured below) are trying to hold a plank longer than everybody else!
Bentonville Film Festival street artists Fawn and Mike from Art Mobb completed their four day artwork celebrating women and diversity in film as it is put on display in the Bentonville Square.
Bentonville Film Festival had their own tent set up for patrons to take selfies with cuts outs of Gina Davis and Nick Cannon.
Thankfully the Mercy Mobile Heath was there to hand out sunscreen and provide shade on the hot days during BFF
Luna Bars were my go-to snack when I was feeling hungry. The lemon bars were my favorite!
The Coca-Cola tent was always packed with guests taking selfies in movie theatre seats and grabbing a cold drink.
Orville Redenbacker's was handing out mini bags of popcorn to those looking for a light snack.
The Beauty Lounge at Compton Garden was the main attraction! There would be lines outside the door every morning before the doors even opened! The cosmetic sponsor's of Bentonville Film Festival were very generous and did makeup, hair, and nails for everyone. Lots of samples and great products were on display. There is a whole post just for the Dove Beauty Lounge!
Loreal Paris makeup was giving guests updated looks to their makeup.
Colgate Optic White tooth paste wanted to make sure everyone had dental hygiene supplies and
Colgate tooth paste had a smart photo booth to show off your bright smile and post the photo onto social media.
Bentonville Film Festival 2015 - Sponsor's Village 1 of 5
Check out more photos of my week at Bentonville Film Festival on these blog posts!