The Film Festival is presented by the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute supporting special programs, independent film, related charities and educational events while connecting Artists, Film Lovers, Filmmakers, and the Hot Springs Community.

HOT SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL ( HSHFF) is an independent film festival, conceived with the idea that “filmmakers know films”. Talented filmmaking is not only amazing to watch, it’s inspirational, educational and motivational. HSHFF recognizes and promotes a variety of films in the “HORROR” “THRILLER” and “SCI-FI” genres with categories for professional and student.

An international film festival, HSHFF screens and honors films from around the globe. The Film Festival is  full of fantasy, thrills, intrigue, slashers and more… The festival takes place in downtown Hot Springs at the Historic Central Theater. (located at 1008 Central Ave in Hot Springs National Park, AR.)


*HSTN CT fin marqueecam best

The past 100 years The Historic Central Theater has been home to movies, live shows and more. Closed and forgotten for decades, (it was dubbed haunted) in early 2000 the new owners renovated and re-opened the venue. The theater is now home to the “HOT SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL”.


simple logo

The festival’s Director Bill Volland is an International award winning film producer.    He has worked as a Production Designer, Set Decorator and Camera Crane Operator on feature films and movies-of-the-week including “Family Rescue” starring George C. Scott and “Top Dog” with Chuck Norris, in addition to four seasons with the TV series “Silk Stalkings” and twenty episodes of the series “American Frontier”. Some of his other credits include national commercials for US Navy, Hilton Hotels, GMC, Ford, Chevy, Coke, Kodak, National Baseball League and more…

Devil's Den, AR. 2010MV5BOWIwZDZkZjgtM2Y5MS00M2YzLTkxZGEtNjU1NTg1MDc5OGI0XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDIwODAwNzg@._V1_UY216_CR0,0,148,216_AL_MV5BMTg3OTI2MDQ3MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMjQwNjczMQ@@._V1_UY98_CR1,0,67,98_AL_Family Rescue

Leviathan a 32′ Camera Crane built by Universal Studios and used by Alfred Hitchcock on films like”PSYCHO” & “THE BIRDS”…


The festival Hostess and Co Director  Tamara Glynn is a Filmmaker an Actress known for her roles in Motion Pictures, Television Series & TV Commercials. She has worked on the TV series “Nightmare on Elm Street” “Growing Pains”, “Miami Vice” and is best known for her role as “Samantha Thomas” in the movie “HALLOWEEN 5” (The Revenge of Michael Myers). 

TGlogow 5e4bbaef-435a-3761-b045-188b06fc5c02935018_202793966510996_106633748_nMV5BMTYwNjMzOTkxOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTY5NTEzMQ@@._V1_UY268_CR7,0,182,268_AL_




A very special thank you to:

Tamara Glynn for all your consideration, care and hard work.


 Associate  Producers

Gene & Traci DeRosa

Austin Hinderliter

Caleb James Pecue

Dominic Wieneke

Ari Show

Brian Steward

Tiffany Blem

Cheri Padulese

James Kendall

Gaylen Mcgee

and all our sponsors








Find out about volunteering for the festival use the link at the bottom of the page.