The Fort Smith International Film Festival is a 2-day experience celebrating the artistic expression and diverse experiences of Native American and People of Color through film, panel discussions, music, food, and more.

All times CST. Schedule is subject to change.​

Day 1 - August 13th


Bakery District

5:00 PM

Check In: 1 Hour

6:30 PM

Announcements; Introductions, Key Note Speech (Jay Russell, Giovanni).

7:30 PM

Films (3 hours) The 24, More local films, Jay Russell piece, Cherokee Nation Film Office, Minari) Films that are in line with our theme but not in competition at the festival.

10:30 PM

Band, Libations, Cash bar: 30 Minutes 

11:00 PM


Day 2 - August 14th


Baker District

5 Star Productions

10:00 AM Student Short Films Narrative Feature Films
11:30 AM Lunch Lunch
1:00 PM Music Videos People of Color Feature Film
3:00 PM Break Break
3:15 PM Short Film / Animation Indigenous Feature Film
5:15 PM Break Break
5:30 PM Documentary Film Panel Discussion; Cultural Representation and Misrepresenation in the Arts
6:30 PM Dinner Dinner
8:00 PM Panel Discussion; Filmmaking 101 People of Color Feature Film
9:30 PM Break Break
9:45 PM Panel Discussion; The Business of Film Indigenous Feature Film
11:15 PM Break  
12:00 AM Midnight Awards & After Party  
2:00 AM End  

Bakery District

5 Star Productions

The Majestic

906 Lounge