Geena Davis' Bentonville Film Fest Unveils Winners

Geena Davis

BFF offers guaranteed distribution to the winners in three of the festival's catergories.

The second annual Bentonville Film Festival has announced its winners. 

The fest was co-founded by actress Geena Davis to champion women and diverse voices in media.

“We are honored to celebrate filmmakers who are forging a path for women and diverse voices on a national stage,” said Davis. “Their films incite us to recognize the value and complexity of diverse narratives. We thank them for sharing their work with BFF and our audiences.”

BFF offers guaranteed distribution to the winners in the Best Narrative, Best Family Film and Audience Award categories.

The winners were announced in a May 7 awards show hosted by writer-activist Luvvie Ajayi.

Justin Robert's feature No Greater Love took home the Best of the Fest prize, while Sasha Gordon's It Had to Be You won Best Narrative honors.

See the full list of honorees below.

Best of the Fest — No Greater Love
Justin Roberts (2015, USA)

Best Narrative –— It Had to Be You
Sasha Gordon (USA/Italy)

BFF Audience Award — Floyd Norman: An Animated Life
Erik Sharkey, Michael Fiore (USA)

Best Family Film — Lost & Found
Joseph Itaya (USA)

Best Documentary — A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers
Geeta Gandbhir, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

The Dernsie — Alice Coulthard - Josephine
Rory Feek

Best Ensemble — Fair Market Value
Kevin Arbouet

Highest Diversity Score — Tested
Curtis Chin (USA)

BFF Spirit Award Monica Gonzalez, ESPN

Impact Award — Walmart, AMC Theatres, Lifetime & Starz

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