Filmmaker Stanley Nelson to Receive Career Achievement Award

Documentarian Stanley Nelson will be at the 26th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival on Saturday, October 14th to add another award to a film career already steeped in recognition. He has six Emmys, including one for Lifetime Achievement, a Peabody Award, and received the National Medal for the Humanities from President Obama.

When Nelson comes to HSDFF to receive the Career Achievement Award in Documentary Film, he will screen his latest documentary, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities. Debuting earlier this year at Sundance, Tell Them We Are Rising charts the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities on American History, from their establishment after the Civil War to the Civil Rights Era to today.

The full HSDFF schedule is finalized and available online at You can now purchase tickets to individual films like Tell Them We Are Rising, or see the various pass options available to get your best experience out of the 10-day festival.