Feature Films in Competition



It is our pleasure to announce the feature films in competition at the 25th Anniversary Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.

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Mountain Valley Spring Water Best U.S.Documentary Feature

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds


The Heart of Nuba


Memories of a Penitent Heart  

Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale 

The Nine   


Spa city best International Documentary Feature

Brothers (Norway)

Juanicas  (Canada)

Le Moulin  (Taiwan)

Lost and Beautiful (France)

Starless Dreams (Iran)

Tempest Storm  (Canada)


Spa City Best Sports Documentary 

('The Buzzy”)

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Crossing the Line

The Founders

Hit It Hard

Looking for Exits

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Swim Team


Deltic Timber Corporation Best of Environmental Stories

City of Trees

The Memory of Fish

Seed: The Untold Story 

Small People Big Trees


Spa City Best of the South Award

Company Town

Farmer/ Veteran

I am the Blues


The Joneses

Relocation, Arkansas - Aftermath of Incarceration

Two Trains Runnin’


Arvest Audience Award

Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America

Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

First Lady of the Revolution

Following Seas

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story

Midnight Return: The Story of Billy Hayes and Turkey


Under the Radar