I trust everyone has put giant X’s in their calendars from May 15-18, when the Little Rock Film Festival happens again. I had to be out of town last year, but all reports suggested it was a huge success. I’m definitely not missing this one.

Plus, budding auteurs take note: this year there’s going to be an Arkansas music video competition. Courtesy of organizer Mike Poe, the details:


The 2nd Annual Little Rock Film Festival, May 15-18, 2008, will be hosting the 1st Arkansas Music Video Competition. We will be accepting music videos exclusively featuring musicians or director/producers from Arkansas. We will have an awesome event on Saturday May 17th at The Revolution Music Room, where we will have cocktails & hors d’oeuvres while screening the top submissions on three huge screens, next we will present the winning video director with an award and prizes, then we will have the best group from the top music video perform a set onstage opening for a major TBA touring band. We are accepting entries at the LRFF office, 217 W. 2nd St., Suite 201, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201. Submissions should include 2 copies of the video in DVD format, $10 submission fee, and a document listing the name of the band along with band members names, names of Director(s)/Producer(s), city of resident, exact length of time of music video, production dates, and contact info including email, address, and 2 phone numbers. Deadline for Submission is April 1, 2008, therefore must be postmarked 4.1.2008. For more info check out littlerockfilmfestival.org or email me, Mike Poe, at poe@littlerockfilmfestival.org.