On any given weekend, the Northwest Arkansas events calendar is usually pretty booked whether a summer concert series in a local park or exciting new showcases for its thriving artistic scene. And in August, Bentonville’s own 21c Museum Hotel will be hosting the annual Experience Films event, an evening dedicated to the abstract and experimental. With many successful film festivals held in Northwest Arkansas recently, Experience Films founder Demara Titzer wanted to provide a venue for those who specialize in the unique and abstract.
“By providing an annual event we encourage local filmmakers to continue creating content they are passionate about,” said Titzer.
Titzer hopes this year’s event will not only continue to provide filmmakers with new avenues to share their work, but also grow industry support within the state of Arkansas.
“There has been discussion about creating a Northwest Arkansas Film Commission. This would provide more focus and resources on the digital cinema education programs at John Brown University, University of Arkansas, and local high schools,” said Titzer. “The film industry can provide Arkansas with new cultural events that enhance our communities, provide jobs for local film industry talent, and drive more business for hotels and restaurants.”
The Experience Films event will begin at 6:30 pm on August 20, at the 21c Museum Hotel, with abstract cocktails, Glitch entertainment, short film viewings, and musical acts to follow. The night’s activities will continue with an after party held at the Hive Bar.
For more information about Experience Films and its partners, please visit ExperienceFilms.net.