The Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival (HSWFF) is presented by the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute. The festival celebrates women filmmakers and artists by providing a venue and networking forum in Hot Springs National Park, AR. USA.

The HSWFF believes it is important to hear and see the educated, entertaining and diverse stories of women from around the world. We provide a platform for networking and sharing your visions, the Historic Central Theater located in downtown Hot Springs National Park, AR. The theater boasts the charm of the 1930's with a large movie screen and the latest sound & digital projection. 

HSWFF accepts all projects that have at least one woman in one of the key production positions: (Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Lead Actress, Etc......). Projects that are produced and/or directed by men are accepted as long as there is female protagonist and/or the story is based around women.

Categories include:

  • Short Film 
  • Feature Film 
  • Documentary Short 
  • Documentary Feature 
  • Student Film 
  • Animation 
  • Experimental Film 
  • Foreign Film 
  • Music Video

For more information or to submit your film visit us at or our Facebook page.

The Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival is presented by the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute & Central Theater.

Bill Vollard, event contact person can be reached at 501-538-0766 or