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As part of a series of celebrations this week, Heifer International will be awarding an all-new Social Impact Film Award for films that promote awareness and advocacy of global problems and solutions in keeping with our mission. The public is invited to free screenings this Friday, May 17, of the films competing for the award as part of the Little Rock Film Festival in our hometown.

Little Rock Film FestivalThe screenings will take place on Friday afternoon and evening at Heifer Village, which neighbors the Clinton Presidential Library in downtown Little Rock. The recipient of Heifer’s Social Impact Award will be announced Saturday evening at Heifer’s Feast in the Field event. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize sponsored by Little Rock Central High School National Historical Site, a unit of the National Park Service

Also on Friday from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m., Heifer International will host a reception, which is open to the public and features the music of The Shannon Boshears Band and Cody Belew, a finalist from NBC’s The Voice. There will be free snacks, hot dogs for sale and a cash bar.

Screening times for the Social Impact Film Award submissions are as follows:

William and the Windmill at 12:15p.m.

Blood Brother at 2:15 p.m.

These Birds Walk at 7 p.m.

For more information, please call 501-907-2697 or email


Kelly MacNeil