Arkansas filmmakers showcased at Hot Springs film event

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January 7, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Arkansas Shorts- A Night of Short Film. The event, which takes place at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, highlights short films, 10 minutes or less, that have been created by Arkansans. All genres are represented including documentary, narrative, and experimental films. The events starts with a free ‘Made in Arkansas’ Filmmaker Panel from 2:30 p.m.- 4 p.m. Panelists for this include Graham Gordy, creator of the TV series Quarry and a writer on the series Rectify, Daniel Campbell, director of Antiquities, a film in post production starring Mary Steenburgen, and Natalie Canerday, an actress whose films have included Walk the Line and Sling Blade.

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An opening reception from 5 to 6 p.m. follows and portrait photographer Thomas Petillo will be there taking pictures during it. The screenings of the short films will then take place, and these have been organized into various blocks. The International Shorts Screening, a selection of short films from around the world, takes place from 6 to 6:45 p.m. After then, from 7 to 7:45 p.m., is the North American Shorts Screening. Closing out the event is the Arkansas Shorts Screening from 8 to 9:30 p.m., which highlights short films by Arkansans. An Awards Ceremony follows and after that is a closing night party at Low Key Arts, which is located nearby at 118 Arbor Street. Single screening admission is $10 and will be available at the door. The  party at Low Key Arts is $5. Of note, a $15 pass is also available, which gains you access to all three screenings and the after party. These are available here.

Arkansas Shorts is a program of Low Key Arts, a non-profit community arts organization located in Hot Springs. Support is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Heritage and the National Endowment for the Arts.