The HSDFF Emerging Filmmaker Program is held concurrently with Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in October. Arkansas Educational Television Network, Arkansas' PBS affiliated station, and producer Casey Sanders serve as creative partners in HSDFF Emerging Filmmakers. EF is made up of a variety of real- world workshops, labs, screenings and discussions led by filmmakers and film professionals from Arkansas and across the U.S. HSDFF’s goal is not only to educate student filmmakers but to inspire them, to help them tell nonfiction stories that will impact the world they live in. 

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