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 and networking forum at the historic Central Theater in Hot Springs National Park, AR. USA.

The HSWFF believes it is important to hear and see the educated, entertaining and diverse stories of women from around the world. We provide a platform for networking and sharing your visions, the Historic Central Theater located in downtown Hot Springs National Park, AR. The theater boasts the charm of the1930's with a large movie screen and the latest sound & digital projection. "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.

Categories include:

Short Film
Feature Film
Documentary Short
Documentary Feature
Student Film
Animation
Experimental Film

Awards for Best in Category.
Awards can include trophies, 4 wall screenings, accommodations, "Fast Tracked" into "Film Com," and more

Filmmakers can request Q & A to follow their screening and expect personalized & technical support from the Central Theater and Festival Staff ... The festival may have related functions at nearby schools, hotels and restaurants all within walking distance to the festival's Historic Central Theater (located in the heart of downtown Hot Springs).

Discounts for accommodations may be available please see our website for more info:
http://www.hotspringswomensfilmfestival.com
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We are filmmakers for filmmakers at this festival and want you to know, we are here for you. If there is anything we can do to help move you and your film forward, distribution help, 4 walling or anything else you might be considering get us an email or find us at the festival.

Awards for Best in Category.
Awards can include, 4 wall screenings, accommodations trophies and more.
BEST IN CATEGORY Some filmmakers we can help with distribution of your feature length film or Documentary. You receive an InkTip listing to promote yourself and your scripts to: InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. Some companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.  and more.
Filmmakers can get help with distribution and "fast tracked" into "Film Com" for a chance to "pitch" face to face to network executives and indie financiers.

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.
-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 info@hotspringswomensfilmfestival.com

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.

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  • Michele Noble

    Terrific communication and well curated! There was no in person Festival this year but we've heard great things and it was such an honour to have our film, Reclamation: The Rise at Standing Rock selected and recognised by this wonderful Festival! In particular, we are grateful that this Festival champions and supports women's voices. We look forward to coming to Hot Springs and will continue to submit our work to this fantastic Festival!

    July 2021
  • J. Trimble

    Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival provides wonderful exposure for films by women directors and emerging talent. And Hot Springs itself is a gem of a city with a long history of celebrating the arts. Our thanks to the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute for organizing this!

    June 2021
  • Cahal McLaughlin

    Thank you, Hot Springs, for selecting our film. The participant mothers, in particularly, are grateful to have an international audience for their voices, and we, the directors we are honoured to share the festival with so many great films.

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Cahal,
    Thank you, we are honored your film was apart of the festival.

  • Julia Verdin

    This is a great festival! We really appreciate the support on our film and can't wait to come back next year and meet all. Responsive and nice. Highly recommend!

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Julia,
    Thank you, we hope to see you next year.
    We're all looking forward to your next great feature.

  • Rebekah Louisa Smith

    An awesome film festival and one that I can't wait to return to! Thank you for celebrating our films and looking after our filmmakers :)

    May 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Rebekah,
    Thank you for your kind words, we hope to see more great films from you in the near future.