4th Annual

Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

September 17, 2016 to September 20, 2016



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Short 25.00 20.00
Arkansas Made 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
April 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Short 35.00 30.00
Arkansas Made 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
June 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Short 40.00 35.00
Arkansas Made 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 3, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Short 45.00 40.00
Arkansas Made 55.00 50.00
Last Chance Deadline
August 3, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Short 60.00 55.00
Arkansas Made 70.00 65.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately September 2, 2013

Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

Projects completed after October 1, 2010

Projects must originate from AR

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best in Arkansas
Trophy and Free Screening
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Guidelines, rules, and regulations of our festival/competition:
Not meeting eligibility requirements may be cause for disqualification.
Criteria: Each film will be judged solely on its own merits. We only accept original productions of a horror, suspense, thriller or science fiction/fantasy nature. Documentaries, comedies, animation and works of non-fiction related to the horror genre ARE acceptable for submission. (though we will not accept any hard core XXX adult material, any films that feature actual human/animal cruelty and/or any depictions of actual human/animal torture or death).
Festival directors and members of the program are designated judges. Festival volunteers may also be appointed judges in some cases. We may also involve guest judges to participate.


1. Hot Springs Horror Film Festival and Cinevue Entertainment will hold on to your submitted film for 1 year, after which, if you would like to resubmit, you can. All screening copies submitted to the festival, are kept by the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival and Cinevue Entertainment in case of reuse at future festivals or screenings. Any exceptions must be pre-agreed upon by both parties.
2. Entrants must submit two DVD viewing copies or a USB drive with one of the following NTSC files: .mov file, .avi file or .mpg or .mpeg 2 for consideration.(Please test the USB & DVD's on a standard DVD player)
3. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without accompanying DVDs or USB drive.
Please make checks payable to Cinevue Entertainment
4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles (unless special arrangements have been made with festival).
5. Please attach WAB four-digit number with DVD when submitting.
6. Please include with the DVDs the category in which your film is being submitted and its running time.
7. For publications purposes, if your film/video is selected for screening, entrants must be prepared to supply at least three electronic images (publicity stills) either in jpeg or PDF format, 300 dpi. NOTE: Only electronic images will be accepted for the official festival catalog-program. We also encourage submitting as much publicity material as is available. These additional materials cannot be returned. Any materials that entrants wish to be seen by the programming committee should be submitted in duplicate with this application.
8. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be pre authorized by the festival.
9. We reserve the right to combine categories and or Awards.
10. If your film/video is selected for screening at the festival, entrants must provide a projection copy on either DVD, Blu ray or a USB drive with one of the following file formats NTSC:
.mov file, .avi file or .mpg .mpeg 2 file.
*note this is in addition to the 2 DVD's we use for evaluation purposes or the online secure submission through WAB.

11. Application:
Premiere (ie. West Coast, World, US)
One line description
Production Credits Directors Biography
Film synopsis – 50 words

12. *Note: this is not required for entry to the festival.
Coming to TV and web is Hot Springs Horror Film Festival's Horror Television channel or HTV. Please indicate if you wish to give HSHFF the right to broadcast your film on HTV & Horror Television.
I/We give HSFF the right to keep a copy of, and the right to broadcast my film entitled ______________________for any future broadcasts or screenings related to the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival. (this is not required for festival entry)*

These terms and conditions must be printed and signed by all submitting parties before they will be eligible for competition or screening

The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipment will not be accepted.
*All film submission mailings MUST be marked with the quote "no signature required" on delivery option.*

The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival