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BFF 2023

Make a visit for the 2023 Bentonville Film Festival!

June 13 – 18, 2023

Entering its 8th year, the Bentonville Film Festival is a one-of-a-kind event championing inclusion in all forms of media. The festival will take place in Bentonville and the Northwest Arkansas region. This will include selections of competition titles (Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Shorts, Episodic) alongside exciting work across all festival sections; featuring panels that challenge industry norms, and conversations that emphasize independent artists in the art of film, storytelling, and technology; and curated studio spotlight films with celebrity conversations.

Festival passes and ticket sales will be announced.

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Get your plans in place!


In Bentonville, you have options! From cozy bed and breakfasts to the chain hotels and Airbnbs you have come to love, Bentonville's accommodations will provide you with all of the comforts you are used to having at home.

Tap here to scroll through our lodging selections or here to look at our Bentonville hotels in relation to our attractions, dining, retail, and so much more!

21C Museum Hotel

Pictured: 21c Museum Hotel 



Seasonality speaks to our chefs, as menus adjust to the harvest changes. The Bentonville Farm-to-Table culture is a large influence on Bentonville's unique offerings. Experience Bentonville's collaborative culinary scene; it is sure to stimulate your senses. Click to scroll through the options or map out your dining experience in Bentonville.

Bar CleetaPictured: Bar Cleeta


It's never a dull moment in Bentonville. Take a look at our interactive Bentonville map to pick out some spots to add to your itinerary!

Wander Map



BFFoundation is a nonprofit focused on promoting the underrepresented voices of these diverse storytellers. They stand for the voices of female, non-binary, LGBTQA+, BIPOC, API and persons with disabilities in entertainment and media through research, education, and supporting the production and distribution of inclusive content. Their goal is to create seismic change in how media inspires young minds to do great things.  

The mission is to champion inclusion in all aspects of entertainment media. BFF’s primary objective is to influence mainstream media to immediately increase diversity in the content that is produced and distributed because if they can see it, they can be it.  

By supporting the achievements of diverse storytellers, and connecting them with entertainment leaders and major corporate changemakers, BFF's strives to accelerate the production and distribution of inclusive content to accurately reflect the world we live in.

Along with the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, BFFoundation also partners with schools and community institutions to educate the challenging effects of stereotyping, unconscious bias, and representation imbalance of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and persons with disabilities.


bff 2022

Photo Courtesy Jason Hudson