Fort Smith International Film Festival

Doors: 4:00 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

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Presented by Arvest Bank, the 2022 Fort Smith International Film Festival will be August 26 & 27 at TempeLive. Built in 1929, the masonic temple houses several rooms with original art deco fixtures and Egyptian themed murals, which will serve as the backdrop for screening rooms and filmmaker workshops. Harkening back to the venue’s past as a theater, TempleLive will provide an all-in-one movie going experience for festival goers and filmmakers.

The theme for the second year will be “Borderlands.” Located in an original wild west border town, the 2022 Fort Smith International Film Festival, celebrates Borderlands, where the stories of our lives exist. Our shared humanity is experienced at the borders between countries, nations, states, cities, neighborhoods, languages, races, genders, cultures, social economic classes, and ages. Borderlands are where innovation happens, realities are challenged, novel concepts and fresh identities are born and questioned. Film acts as a threshold between actuality and fantasy capturing the moment a border is established, defended, or overcome. For filmmakers, art is our manifest destiny, and the 2nd Annual Fort Smith International Film Festival, will be a theatrical gateway to creativity’s wild west, where all perspectives and points of view are welcomed.

Fort Smith Film Festival

Fort Smith International Film Festival is is brought to you by The River Valley Film Society Inc. We are a 501c3 non-profit with the goal to build a vibrant film culture in the The River Valley through transformative cinematic experiences and educational film opportunities.

Venue Information:
Temple Live
200 N. 11th Street
Fort Smith, AR, 72901