OCT 23rd – 26th 2014


About the Festival

Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute in association with Cinevue Entertainment presents the 2nd annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. 

In 2013 Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival made a positive impact on hundreds of filmmakers, entertaining attendees and inspiring community participation. The 2013 festival was a huge success and brought incredible films and filmmakers together on an International level.

  The 2nd annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is set to bring together filmmakers, fans and horror fanatics for a fright-festive 4 days packed full of films from all over the world. Hot Springs rich history makes it a popular tourist destination for most of the year, but from October 23rd through the 26th, it will be host to insidious indie films, blood spattered scream queens and movie monsters.

 Hosted by filmmakers for filmmakers, the festival is dedicated to helping promote aspiring and talented filmmakers. HSHFF offers film screenings, educational panels, networking opportunities, workshops, celebrity guests and more… (filmmakers enter your film on withoutabox.com)          


 We would like to thank everyone who supported HSHFF last year in 2013…


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We were lucky enough to have some big names and players from the film industry attend our festival. Some of last years’ guests included:



Actor Tyler Mane, known for his roles as Michael Myers in Rob Zombieʼs “Halloween” films and Sabertooth in the Marvel Comicʼs Movie “X-Men”.

Tyler also premiered his new film “Compound Fracture” and gave away a “walk on role” in his next film to a lucky festival attendee.

Actress Eileen Dietz, known for her roles in the “Exorcist, Constantine & Planet of the Apes”.

Director Jeff Burr, a legend in Horror Cinema, Jeff has directed movies like “Chainsaw Massacre 3 Leather Face, Pumpkinhead ll, Resurrection, Devils Den, Stepfather ll” and many more…

Director David Schmoeller, creator of the “Puppetmaster” franchise, Currently David is Professor of Film and Television at UNLV. He also premiered his newest feature film “Little Monsters” at the festival.

Arkansasʼs own Eric England, Director of “Madison County” and “Contracted.

Director Patrick Rea, Nailbiter, and the fan favorite, short film, Get Off My Porch, airing on FEARnet now.

Andy Van Roon CEO FILM-COM, Finance and Distribution Nashville

Bart Mastronardi, Currently teaches cinematography at the prestigious New York Film Academy, Bart premiered his newest film “TALES OF POE” at the festival



 The list of celebrity guests and people “in the biz ”went on & on…and included industry professionals and sponsors from all over the world:  the American Red Cross, FEARNET, Daufenbach Camera, FILM-COM, sCare foundation and many more…





Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival  includes film submissions from around the globe, special screenings from guests as well as panel discussions, a film competition, awards, reception and more… As a filmmaker you’ll get insider information on the business of production and attendees will get a chance to ride “Leviathan” the 32′ Camera Crane, built in the early  1900′s by UNIVERSAL STUDIOS and used by the legendary Director Alfred Hitchcock (“PSYCHO, THE BIRDS…”)



 The festivals Director Bill Volland (“THE ARRIVAL” and “SILK STALKINGS”) oversees the gore-fest, with Hostess Tamara Glynn (Samantha from “HALLOWEEN 5″ and “FREDDY’S NIGHTMARES). Together they have over 60 years in the film and TV industry. In 2014 HSHFF welcomes special guest Hostess Renae Geerlings Actress (“HALLOWEEN II”) and Co-founder/Producer for MANE ENTERTAINMENT. 

In 2014, you can experience the Theater of Horror, a haunted attraction made of movie sets, efx and monsters. An interactive scare built by hollywood set designers and haunted attraction scareologist John Burton.

Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute is a non profit Institute.

To enter your film click here :


 Ticket Prices comming soon

  • Full Day pass  at the door good for entry to all films (1 Day) on that day.
  • Full Festival pass at the door good for entry to all films (4 days) during festival hours
  • Filmmaker Pass (free to filmmakers who’s film screens) entry to all (4 days) films during festival
  • Festival VIP Pass at the door good for entry to all (4 days) filmmaker reception, films, workshops and the VIP seating and lounge areas during regular festival hours
  • Studio Executive Pass for Sponsors all inclusive

The International Hot Springs Horror Film Festival or HSHFF is an independent film festival was conceived with the idea that “filmmakers know films and that edgy talented filmmaking will inspire, amaze and educate. We recognize and promote a variety of films in the “Horror” genre. HSHFF will screen and honor some amazing films in the horror genre, it’s fantasy and thrills mixed with intrigue and slashers will keep you on the edge of your seat…



Don’t Miss the Filmmaker Awards

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HSHFF by filmmakers for filmmakers…