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.)
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”.
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…
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).
A very special thank you to:
Tamara Glynn for all your consideration, care and hard work.
Gene & Traci DeRosa
Caleb James Pecue
and all our sponsors
Find out about volunteering for the festival use the link at the bottom of the page.