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.

Our Projects

VRFS Board Of Directors

Brandon Goldsmith - President
John McIntosh - Vice President
- Treasurer
John Lovett - Secretary
Mayor George McGill
Stacey Jones
Rita Howard Watkins
Jeff Smith
Jennifer Loren

About the Festival

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. These societal edges represent a coming together of physical and emotional boundaries, the forming of territories, the space where conflicts are both heightened and resolved. 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 Fort Smith International Film Festival, is the theatrical gateway to creativity’s wild west, where all perspectives and points of view are welcomed.

FSIFF Committee

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