Eureka Springs presents annual Human Rights Art & Film Festival

The Eureka Springs Human Rights Art & Film Festival kicks off August 5 with a preview party.

The second annual Eureka Springs Human Rights Art & Film Fest will be held in Eureka Springs at the Auditorium at 36 S Main St. on Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6, 2016. The festival is scheduled during Eureka Springs’ Diversity Weekend. This film fest is funded in part by a special grant from the Arkansas Parks & Tourism Department, The Walton Foundation.

This year, they are proud to announce their partnership with Kaleidoscope Film Fest of Little Rock Arkansas, with a feature block of their 2015 winning films. Other highlights of the film fest are special screening blocks from “Arkansas Shorts” and Low Key Arts.

Categories include student films, short form or feature length documentaries, LGBT voices, and women in film. Awards will be given in the categories of Student Films and Documentaries.

The fest will kick off Friday night, August 5 with a preview party.

A food and wine reception will start at 6:30 p.m. at The Auditorium followed by a special screening of Jeff Boyette’s film, “Not Without Us”—an important documentary on climate change. One of the film’s producers will participate in a Q&A afterwards.

Screenings will begin on Saturday, August 6 at the Auditorium at 10 a.m. and continue through 5 p.m. with the awards handed out at 5:30 p.m.  Winners will receive the Indie Award statuette. This year’s festival received 187 entries from all over the world.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival website at, or call (479) 244-6636.

The Gayly – August 2, 2016 @ 10:20 a.m.