2023 Fort Smith International Film Festival

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Event Details

Dates: 8/25/2023 - 8/26/2023
Times: TBA


The 2023 Fort Smith International Film Festival returns August 25 & 26, 2023, to Temple Live in downtown Fort Smith, Arkansas!

[re]Focused is the theme of the festival, celebrating a storytelling renaissance by moviemakers who suffered production obstacles posed by the global pandemic. Artists who persevered are emerging with a new focus. People and groups who were on the margins or left out of narratives are entering the picture with a sharpness that reveals the details of life at a higher resolution.

February 3 - May 25
Film Freeway


People of Color


Music Video


High School Short Film

College Student Short Film


Short & Feature-length Films

Become a Screener!

Fort Smith International Film Festival is seeking film lovers who want to nurture the arts in our community. We need film screeners to help review all film submissions. To volunteer complete the information below. We will be hosting multiple screener trainings and parties!

Win Prizes by Watching Movies

🎟️ 5 hrs = Free Ticket

🎨 15 hrs = Poster

👕 25 hrs = T-Shirt

🎫 35 hrs = VIP Ticket

🏆 45 hrs = Top Screener Trophy

Fort Smith International Film Festival 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 River Valley through transformative cinematic experiences and educational film opportunities.

* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.