2014 Festival Dates Announced!

The 23rd Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will be October 10-19, 2014 at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs! Check back for more exciting announcements about this year’s festival!!

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HSDFF Named Academy Award® Qualifying Festival

Hot Springs, Ark. (February 27, 2014) – The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has been chosenas an Academy Award® qualifier in the Documentary Short Subject category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. As a qualifying festival, recipients of the festival’s Spa City Best Documentary Short will be eligible for Oscar® consideration beginning […]

Submissions Now Open for 2014 Film Fest!

Attention filmmakers! Submissions are now open for the 23rd Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival scheduled for October 10-19, 2014! HSDFF takes all film submissions through withoutabox.com and offers several competitive award categories.

HSDFF Film, “The Act of Killing,” Heads to Oscar Night

It was one of the most talked-about films of the 2013 HSDFF. Read why Indiewire calls “The Act of Killing” the most important contender in this year’s race.  

22nd annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Awards

We’d like to thank all of the filmmakers who screened and attended this year’s 22nd annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. And the winners are: Spa City Best Documentary Feature: “American Promise” Michele Stephenson, Joe Brewster Spa City Best Documentary Short: “The German Who Came to Tea” Kerry Kolbe Special Jury Mention “Mercy Mercy: A […]

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