The Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival (HSWFF) is presented by the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute. The festival celebrates women filmmakers and artists by providing a venue, educational opportunities, and networking forum in Hot Springs National Park, AR. USA. We love working with you and want to see your project and dreams become reality.
Founded by Bill Volland the festival was conceived by filmmakers for filmmakers, in a positive response to the inequality in the film industry. A need to hear and see the diverse stories of and about women from around the world.
The festival team is made of filmmakers, volunteers and members from "Women in Film of Arkansas"
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"Hot Springs" is surrounded by seven lakes, it's home to the world famous "Bathhouse Row," and known for it's rich history, health spas, museums, art galleries, natural hot springs, film festivals and tourist attractions.
HSWFF accepts all projects that have at least one woman in one of the key production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Lead Actress, Etc......). Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a female protagonist and/or the story is based around women.
Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Film
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Experimental Film
Rising Star Award
Best in Category.
Awards can include trophies, 4 wall screenings, accommodations, tickets and more
Filmmakers can request Q & A to follow their screening and expect personalized, technical and other support from the Festival Staff and Volunteers ... The festival has related educational and networking functions, some held next door and others could be at nearby schools, hotels and restaurants but all within walking distance to the festival's Historic Central Theatre (located in the heart of downtown Hot Springs National Park).
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Filmmakers ourselves, we care and understand what it takes to complete a project, through the years we have worked with many filmmakers, we would be thrilled to help you and your project keep moving forward... HSWFF CREW
Awards for Best in Category.
Awards can include, trophies, 4 wall screenings, accommodations, sponsored packages, gifts and more.
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Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival's General Rules:
-Projects must have at least one woman in one of the "key" production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Lead Actress, Etc...)
-Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is a lead female protagonist and/or the story is based around women.
-All genres are accepted.
-Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
-The entry fee is per category.
-Entry fee is non-refundable.
-Fee waivers are not available, except to alumni of the festival.
-DVDs and Blu rays must clearly be labeled with FilmFreeway tracking ID & contact info
-Please do not send paper press kits with your screener unless requested.
-DVDs & Blu ray's will not be returned.
-For more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I agree to the terms outlined in the General Festival Rules for the Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival (HSWFF).
The Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival (HSWFF) and the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening and other festival related activities. We reserve the right to not screen any submitted film for any reason at our own discretion. These terms are subject to change at anytime.