Out & About at the 2017 Bentonville Film Festival (PHOTOS)

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3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Terry Crews
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Terry Crews hosts the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 6, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 5
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Jewel performs at the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 6, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 5
3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 5
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Amanda Lipitz, Gari McIntyre, Paula Dofat and the cast of Step attend the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 6, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 5
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Geena Davis and Patty Jenkins attend the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 6, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 4
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Jake Owen performs at the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 5, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 4
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Aisha Tyler attends the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 5, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 4
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Sara Vilkomerson, Andrew Miano, Judy Greer, David Gardner and Suzanne Spangler attend the 3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival on May 5, 2017 in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Geena Davis
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Meg Ryan
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Judy Greer and Jewel
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Jessica Radloff, Geena Davis, Judy Greer, Jewel, Emme and Pam Kaufman
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3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 3
Bentonville Film Festival

TV Guide Magazine’s Jim Halterman, Maril Davis (Outlander), Tonya Saracho (writer), Emma Frost (The White Princess) and Starz SVP of Originals, Karen Bailey

3rd Annual Bentonville Film Festival - Day 3
Bentonville Film Festival

TV Guide Magazine’s Jim Halterman hosts the Starz Girls Rule panel.

Stephanie Beatriz and Melissa Fumero
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Lisa McNulty, William H. Macy and Rachel Winter
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Jane Seymour and Christina Moore
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Marilu Henner
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John Ducey and Christina Moore
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Jewel and Geena Davis
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Savvy Shields and William H Macy
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Jewel, Geena Davis and CEO of Walmart Doug McMillon
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Jewel
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Jewel
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Geena Davis sure knows how to bring together thoughtful, powerful and inspirational women and men in the name of art. The 2017 Bentonville Film Festival (May 2-7) includes 38 feature-length documentary and narrative films, in competition. Plus, 18 short films and four pieces of episodic and web series content. This is all in addition to panel, presentations and mixers in support of a more inclusive media industry.

Co-founded in 2015 Davis, founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, and Trevor Drinkwater, President and CEO of ARC Entertainment, the Bentonville Film Festival is “a commercially focused, research-based platform with a mission to champion women and diverse voices in media and proactively supports content creation that inspires young minds to do great things.”

Bentonville Film Festival Day 3: Girls Rule, and Geena Davis & Friends Remake Male CinemaSee Also

Bentonville Film Festival Day 3: Girls Rule, and Geena Davis & Friends Remake Male Cinema

The festival celebrating women and diverse choices continues with more star-studded panels.

Singer Jewel, actress Meg Ryan, actor William H. Macy and other celebrities all made their way to Bentonville, Arkansas, to participate in panels, encourage diverse storytelling, and spread the message of inclusion.

Click through the gallery above for photos from the event. Learn more about the Bentonville Film Festival at bentonvillefilmfestival.com.