October 6, 2015
Sometimes, life catches up to you. Sometimes, that means you have to put some things aside.
That’s the story with the Little Rock Film Festival, which is calling it quits after nine years, the festival announced Sept. 30. The event had actually been growing every year, says Matt DeCample, communications director for the Little Rock Film Festival.
Essentially, it had become a victim of its own success.
The festival is “generally a break-even enterprise,” DeCample says. He says part of the problem was that money couldn’t be raised for a full-time executive director.
Aside from the executive director, a part-time job, everyone that worked for the festival was an unpaid volunteer. With its growth, the festival was going to need more sponsors and more volunteers, which can be hard to come by.