Landers FIAT takes Presenting Sponsorship of HSDFF 2014

Landers FIAT to Present Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (October 6, 2014) – The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is thrilled to announce a new presenting partner in Landers FIAT.  As presenting sponsor, Landers FIAT joins dozens of other sponsors who will help make the 23rd Annual Film Festival possible. The festival is scheduled for October 10-19, 2014.

Landers FIAT will serve as title sponsor of the film festival for 2014. The new 2015 2-door FIAT 500 and the larger, 4-door FIAT 500L will be on display outside the Arlington Hotel and Spa, the main festival venue and HSDFF’s host sponsor, as well as along Hot Springs’ historic Central Avenue.


Festival Director Courtney Pledger expressed her gratitude and excitement on the addition of Landers FIAT as presenting partner this year.


“Landers FIAT is the ideal presenting partner for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. The Fiat brand is all about cutting–edge style on wheels and HSDFF remains on the leading edge of all that is exciting in documentary film,” said Pledger. “As an Academy©-Award Qualifying festival, we offer magnificent programming that pairs perfectly with the stunning design of the new FIAT 500 Series.”

Board Chairman Susan Altrui says the new partnership with FIAT will help keep the festival strong.

“As a non-profit arts organization, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival relies on the generosity of sponsors and donors to enable us to put on a top-notch festival every October. Landers FIAT is an optimal collaborator to help us accomplish that goal,” said Altrui.

Adam Culpepper, General Manager of Landers FIAT, said he is delighted about the new partnership.

“Landers FIAT in Benton is very proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival.  It is written into our Mission Statement to ‘support and promote all forms of visual and performance arts,’ and this partnership with HSDFF is another opportunity for us to continue our mission.  We invite everyone to our dealership in Benton to see why we are in the top ten FIAT dealers in the entire country and why our FIAT customers are falling in love with their cars again!  We also encourage everyone to come out to the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and enjoy screenings of world-class documentaries.”

Presenting Sponsor Landers FIAT joins Host Sponsor the Arlington Hotel and Spa, and HSDFF sponsors including Low Key Arts, the Hot Springs Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Arkansas Motion Picture Institute, Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas Film Office, Cranford Co, Arvest, AARP Arkansas, Drennan Insurance, Tri Lakes Liquor, Fat Jack’s, Embassy Suites, Caring Place of Hot Springs, Sue Smith Vacations, Stella Artois, Mountain Valley Spring Water, Allegra Print & Imaging, Nabholz Properties, Pike Law Firm,  Museum of Discovery, University of Central Arkansas, South Arkansas Tech University, Art in the Age, Fandor, 103.7 The Buzz, Arkansas Times, AY Magazine, The Springs Magazine, Levi Hospital, Quapaw Bathhouse, Gangster Museum of America, Rix Realty, Vintage Emporium, Rolando’s, Superior Bathhouse Brewery, Deluca’s Pizzeria Napoletana, All Things Arkansas, Rolandos, Friends of Hot Springs National Park, Balance Lighting System, Park Island Market and Café, Ozark Bathhouse, and Maxine’s.

Generous foundation and grant support comes from Morris Foundation, Hot Springs Giving Circle, Munro Foundation, Ross Foundation, Cabe Foundation and Entergy. HSDFF has the support of many individual donors and supporters as well as the recently established HSDFF Red Carpet Giving Circle.  

The 23rd Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Presented by Landers FIAT, will open this Friday night October 10 at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas with the documentary feature Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me. The festival will showcase 100 documentary films along with parties, panels and special events during its 10-day run. A full schedule can be found at where tickets and passes may be purchased online.