The 24th Annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival runs Oct. 9 – 18, 2015. The festival began in 1992, screening only 10 films that year. This year, nearly 1000 films from across the world were submitted, and 100 will be viewed. Named an Academy Award-qualifier for documentary shorts, the HSDFF has also been acknowledged as one of “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2015” by MovieMaker Magazine.
Some of this year’s highlights are “The First Boys of Spring”, which chronicles the role Hot Springs played in spring training for Major League Baseball. Hall of Famer and former St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock will be in attendance for this world premier. Character actor Stephen Tobolowsky will be in attendance on opening night for “The Primary Instinct”, in which he plays himself. “Dream/Killer” follows a father’s efforts to clear his son’s 40-year prison sentence, convicted by evidence from someone else’s dream. “Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made” chronicles three 11-year olds who decided to remake “Raiders of the Lost Ark”.
There are too many films to name – and certainly enough variety to hold everyone’s interest. Consult the schedule for all the screenings. Admission fees range from $7.50 for single-screening general admission, to $25 day passes to $250 VIP all-access passes. Once you’ve decided which films you want to see, don’t forget to make your reservations with us. Fall is a lovely time to visit Hot Springs, and rooms tend to book quickly. We’ll treat you to a great night’s sleep, followed by breakfast at Tiffany’s before you spend the day at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival!