May 7, 2018

BFF Announces its 2018 Winners at the Awards Ceremony, Presented by P&G




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
BFF Announces its 2018 Winners at the Awards Ceremony, Presented by P&G
Five of Five Feature Film Winners are BFF World Premieres
More than Half of Winning Directors Are Women

BENTONVILLE, AR (May 5, 2018) — The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) founded by Walmart and Presented by Coca-Cola, announced its 2018 Award Winning Films, and honors at an Awards Ceremony, presented by P&G, at the Crystal Bridges American Museum of Art. 
The show was hosted by The Real’s Loni Love, and presenters included festival Co-Founders Geena Davis and Trevor Drinkwater, and actor Stephanie Beatriz, with performances by Martina McBride and the Latin X Theater Project. Actor and filmmaker Natalie Morales was presented with BFF’s first SEE IT, BE IT award, recognizing her rising and influential voice in the landscape of diversity and inclusion in media.

The winning film received award recognition as well as prizes from the awards partners listed below. Five out of five feature film award winners made their world premiere at this year’s festival.

Jury Awards:

Best Narrative Film: LEZ BOMB, (World Premiere), Director: Jenna Laurenzo, includes guaranteed distribution offer from a BFF distribution partner

Best Documentary Film: EMANUEL (World Premiere), Director Brian Ivie, includes a mentorship prize package from ITVS

Best Short Film: THE BROWNLIST, Directors: Kelly Walker and Ryan Garcia, includes a feature film directing job from MarVista Entertainment

Best Episodic: BEAST, Director Ben Strang, includes a mentorship prize package from SeriesFest

Audience Awards:

Best Narrative Film: MISS ARIZONA (World Premiere), Director Autumn McAlpin

Best Documentary Film: LOVE ALWAYS MOM (World Premiere), Directors Tricia Russo, Craig E. Shapiro

Best Short Film: LABORATORY CONDITIONS, Director Jocelyn Stamat

Best Episodic: BROOKLYNIFCATION, Director Keith Miller

Best of the Fest: F.R.E.D.I. (World Premiere) Director Sean Olson


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