The Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute



4th Annual  Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival  2016

           …and  your Film Festival Pass is good for entry at SPA-CON too

Spa-Con, Arkansas’s NEW comic con, Sept. 23-25

at the Hot Springs Convention Center next to the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa Official Hotel of the Film Festival (and walking distance to the Central Theater) discounted room rates!

          Please note: SPA CON passes are good for one full day at the Horror Film Festival (with no re entry), Special Events not included.

The Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is now accepting film submissions for 2016 !  In the Horror, Sci Fi and Thriller genres.

To enter your film click here :


2016 Guests and Events

(For more detailed information go to our “Guest/Event”page)


Alan Howarth, Artist / Composer / Sound Effects

From scores to special sound effects, from Halloween stalkers to STAR TREK, Alan Howarth’s electronic imagination has contributed to some of the biggest genre films of the ’80s. Alternately wearing the hats of both composer and sound effectsman, Howarth has collaborated with John Carpenter on the music from nearly all of his movies starting with ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK; he’s provided sound design and effects for POLTERGEIST, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, all the STAR TREK movies, THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, Coppola’s DRACULA, TOTAL RECALL, and STARGATE, among others. As a composer, he’s scored all or part of all the HALLOWEEN films, composed music for RETRIBUTION, THE DENTIST, and others.

Special Event



Marlon W. Schulman, Founder, CEO

Marlon W. Schulman’s leadership in creating targeted, revenue-producing communities within the entertainment industry is enhanced by his intuition and passion. As an entrepreneurial producer and attorney, his specialty is the creation of diverse profit-driven entertainment products and services through innovatively conceived integration of proven strategies with new technologies. Marlon has completed numerous profitable entrepreneurial initiatives, both within major entertainment companies (Bandai Entertainment, Orion Pictures, AECG), as well as in his independent and partnership entities (Wednesday Morning Productions, Realbuzz Studios, Libertas Law Group).

Special Event


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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)

Presented by The Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute. The institute’s mission is to inspire, educate, & promote talented filmmakers & artists from around the world while providing opportunities for networking, exhibition, and a unique venue for the public to experience films on the “Big Screen.”

The  Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival or HSHFF is an independent film festival conceived with the idea that “filmmakers know films” and that talented film-making will inspire, amaze and educate. We recognize and promote a variety of films in the Horror, Sci Fi, and Thriller genre. We screen and honor amazing films from around the world. The fantasy and thrills mixed with intrigue and slashers will keep you on the edge of your seat…


See you at the movies in 2016 !




To enter your film click here :                         

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