2018 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Oct 19-27th 2018


Learn what inspires HDSFF Short Documentary Juror Zazie Beetz

"Find what you are PASSIONATE about, and pursue it". - Richard Turner, From the movie "Dealt" at HSDFF

2017 HSDFF Overview

HSDFF 2017, Filmmaker Highlight

HSDFF "Festie Besties" with Honoree Chair Kathleen Turner and actress Tess Harper


HSDFF 2016 Gallery

For 25 years the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has brought economic and cultural benefits as well as nationwide attention to Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

It annually attracts thousands of visitors to our city, where they experience the rich history and exciting attractions Hot Springs has to offer. In addition, the HSDFF enriches the cultural life of our community, state and region with its unprecedented gathering of the best documentary films and their creators in one place.

The festival’s unparalleled reputation for innovation and scope has long focused the attention of people across the United States on the city, its attractions and its unrivaled hospitality and amenities.

Hot Springs and its residents are enriched beyond measure by having hosted this wonderful festival for a quarter of a century.
— Steve Arrison, CEO, Visit Hot Springs