Little Rock Film Festival

Work done: Festival Programs

Co-founded by Owen Brainard, Jamie Moses, and brothers Brent and Craig Renaud, the Little Rock Film Festival is one of the most competitive film festivals in the country. Rated three times by MovieMaker Magazine as a top 25 festival’s “worth the entry fee”, the festival awards more than $10,000 in cash prizes each year. Programmed and run by documentary filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud (, the LRFF prides itself on being one of the most filmmaker friendly festivals on the circuit.

The Little Rock Film Festival is held each spring on the banks of the Arkansas River. Centered in the thriving historic River Market District of Little Rock (home to the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Library) and in the Argenta Arts District of North Little Rock, the LRFF showcases the best international films and the best in narrative, documentary, and short films from around the World. Every film in competition at the LRFF makes its Arkansas premiere, and many are regional, national or world premieres.

The Little Rock Film Festival is also the premiere festival for all things Southern. The festival highlights the Southern Hospitality of our city for our guests, and treats audiences to best in new films from throughout the region. The LRFF has nourished a thriving local film scene as well, premiering the best work from around the state of Arkansas. Thanks to some of our film festival sponsors, visiting filmmakers receive financial assistance for airfare and hotels in downtown Little Rock, personal drivers to get them around to all of the festival venues, and also enjoy the VIP benefits of free drinks and food at festival events.