WELCOME! to the 17th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest


Time for another heaping helping of film art and artists. This year, the festival will once again pay homage to filmmakers whose works tackle the rewards and challenges of life in rural America. Given the current focus in the film industry on heightened representation of often marginalized people, it seems like an especially fitting time to showcase works that authentically portray the people, places, and practices that define small town life. We're excited to engage in this effort to broaden understanding of and appreciation for the non-urban lifestyle.

We're also especially excited about the FilmFest kick-off event, which will take place at Batesville's historic Melba Theater. On Thursday, April 19, we will present the 1925 silent film THE LOST WORLD, the first feature length film to combine stop motion animation and live actors and the first dinosaur-oriented film sensation. The movie will be presented with live music accompaniment by the Lyon College Jazz Band performing an original score composed for this screening!

Make plans now to attend one of the only film festivals in the nation to take place in a truly rural community!

Print Program  Click for a .pdf of the festival print program