The El Dorado Film Festival was founded in 2014 as part of the South Arkansas Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.

In 2015, El Dorado Festivals & Events, Inc partnered with the South Arkansas Arts Center to put on the second El Dorado Film Festival. Filmmakers and patrons alike raved about the experience, and now we are excited to head into our third year of bringing outstanding independent films to South Arkansas. Filmmaker Kim Swink (Valley Inn) said:

"In the past 18 months, I've been to more film festivals, large and small, than I can recall without looking back at my datebook; and they have, almost without exception, been amazing and rewarding; but I can honestly say, regardless of size or location, that the El Dorado Film Festival was special...magical."

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