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 […]

Promo Video for final weekend

Click here to watch our promo video for the final weekend of the 22nd annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is now on Festival Genius

Now you can easily keep track of our film screenings and schedule by downloading our free app for iPhone and iPad through Festival Genius.  Click here to download it today! http://goo.gl/zUjINQ

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