Attend the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017

September 8th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017 promises a host of great films, world premieres, and special guests, like actor Kathleen Turner and legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog. Don’t miss North America’s oldest, non-fiction film festival – October 6th through the 15th, 2017.

Every year, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF) brings the best new documentary shorts and feature films to audiences in Hot Springs, AR. Almost a thousand films are submitted from around the world, with only the best chosen via a rigorous jury process.

Best of all, festival winners qualify for an Academy Award in Documentary Short Subject. Consequently, some of the year’s biggest and most exciting documentary films are shown or even premiered right here, every year.

HSDFF is a 10-day, all-pedestrian festival. A variety of screenings and parties are held around town but within easy walking distance of each other. This year’s festival will feature two-time Golden Globe winner Kathleen Turner as the festival’s Honorary Chair. The Oscar nominee will be on hand for the festival’s opening-night selection, the world premiere of “LADDIE: The Man Behind the Movies.”

LADDIE is Amanda Ladd’s film about her father, famed studio head and producer Alan Ladd, Jr. Alan Ladd, Jr. has producer credits on some of the most iconic films of our times, including Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner, Chariots of Fire, and Young Frankenstein. Presenter Kathleen Turner received her first break from Ladd in the film “Body Heat.”

More than 100 other films are on the schedule. These include “Frank Serpico,” “Score: A Film Music Documentary,” and “Bright Lights,” a feature length film about the enduring mother/daughter relationship between Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher.

A still growing list of this year’s feature films and their trailers can be found at

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival 2017

October 6th through the 15th
Hot Springs, AR
A variety of passes are available, including single-screening admission tickets – but they are already going fast. If you plan on attending, it would be wise to get your passes sooner than later. Luckily, they can be had online at:

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Lodging
No matter where you go during your Arkansas getaway, you can rest assured that there’s a member bed and breakfast inn somewhere nearby. Arkansas Bed and Breakfast Inns are your source for personal service, an insider’s knowledge of the area, delicious, hearty breakfasts, and true Southern hospitality. So go ahead: book your stay at a locally owned, Arkansas B&B today! Stay with us and see!