Tickets & Passes

Tickets and passes may be purchased at the ticket box office located on the mezzanine level of the Arlington Hotel during the festival and can be purchased in advance online by clicking here. The festival ticket box office officially opens at 5:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. A pre-sales ticket box-office will be available in Hot Springs, AR Oct. 6-10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hot Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce at 659 Ouachita Ave. where the festival office is located. You can purchase tickets and passes here in advance of the festival in person, as well.

Please note:  purchasing a general admission ticket does not guarantee admission. VIP Pass holders, Film Buff Pass holders, sponsors and filmmakers are admitted first to all films. Please arrive early.

Special event tickets:  a limited number of tickets are available for special events. Tickets must be purchased in person at the time of the event. Please arrive early.

Pass & Ticket Structure:

VIP Pass ($175) – The all-inclusive pass for the festival including admission to all films, panels, workshops & parties with priority admission. Includes opening night and closing night films, awards ceremony, and receptions. Also includes VIP Filmmaker party that is invitation only on Thursday, Oct. 17.  This is the best way to enjoy the festival!

Film Buff Pass ($85) – Includes admission to all films during the festival. Includes opening night and closing night films and receptions. Does NOT include panels, workshops, & parties.  The best way to enjoy films only at the festival!

Opening Night ($25) – Includes admission to red-carpet opening night film, panel, popcorn and champagne pre-reception at The Arlington Hotel and post-reception with heavy appetizers at the Arlington.

Closing Night Film & Awards Ceremony ($25) – Includes admission to red-carpet awards ceremony, closing night film, panel, and post-reception at The Arlington Hotel with heavy appetizers and a live band.

Day Pass ($20) – Includes admission to all films for one day of the festival. Does NOT include panels, workshops, & parties. Does NOT include opening and closing night film, panel, and receptions or special screenings.

General Admission ($5) – Includes admission to one film, panel, or workshop during the festival. Does NOT include special screenings. Please see program for list of special screening films.

Special Screenings ($25) – The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will have a few “secret screening” special event films this year of films with special guests performances. Check back for more information.

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