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23-May-2015 8:11pm PDT  

 

Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival

3 Annual September 17, 2015 to September 20, 2015

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CENTRAL THEATER 1008 Central Ave
Hot Springs AR 71901
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Phone: 501 859-9148
info@hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Horror
Horror can be anything from Alfred Hitchcock's psychological horror to today's slasher horror and everything in between
Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Space creatures, other worlds, Hard science or Soft Science. This genre is wide open to what might generally be called speculative fiction. Fantasy means simply apart from reality. Historical, romantic, science fiction fantasy, Knights and damsels, dragons or talking animals, all can fit into the category of fantasy…
Thriller
Thriller any film that meets the Thriller definition
Student
Student short and mini short Horror, Thriller or Sci Fi.
(40 minutes or under.)

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our mission is to inspire, educate, & promote talented filmmakers & artists from around the world. HSAFI provides opportunities for networking, exhibition, education, and screenings. We provide a unique venue (Historic Central Theater in Hot Springs National Park, AR.) for the public to experience films on the “Big Screen” often with the filmmakers available to answer questions and share their insights with the audiences … (www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com)
The Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival is an independent film festival, by filmmakers for filmmakers.We recognize and promote a variety of films in the "Horror, Thriller, and Sci-Fi" genres.
The festival screens many incredible films and brings together filmmakers from around the world.

We strive to support independent film and filmmakers.


www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute presents the3rd Annual
HOT SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL
by filmmakers for filmmakers...
www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com

------- Hot Springs rich history makes it a popular tourist destination for most of the year, but it will soon be host to insidious indie films, blood spattered scream queens, movie monsters, and amazing guests… The film festival is Hosted by Tamara Glynn known for her role as Samantha in “HALLOWEEN 5.” Special guests have included the likes of Actors; Tyler Mane, known for his roles as Michael Myers in Rob Zombieʼs “HALLOWEEN” films, Eileen Dietz "EXCORCIST" and Leslie Easterbrook. Directors like; Jeff Burr, CHAINSAW MASSACRE," "PUMPKINHEAD" and David Schmoeller "PUPPET MASTER” plus industry professionals like Ted Hatfield.runs Special Projects for Marketing at Regal Entertainment Group (Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theaters, and United Artists Cinemas).
HSAFI is Inspirational, Educational, and a “HOWL of a GOOD TIME”
Besides the incredible films, guests, special events, seminars and filmmaker receptions, some festival attendees and filmmakers will have a chance to participate in a film project.
Bill Volland (Filmmaker/Producer.) is Director of the Film Festival and Historic Central Theater, known for his Art Direction on Movies and TV shows like “TOP DOG” with Chuck Norris, “SILK STALKINGS” TV Series and National Commercials.
Bart Mastronardi is a Professor of Cinematography at the New York Film Academy and will be capturing images from atop “LEVIATHAN” a 32’ camera crane, (made by UNIVERSAL STUDIOS) and used by the horror master himself, “Alfred Hitchcock.”

Come be inspired, amazed and have a “HOWL of a GOOD TIME” at the event of the year in the Spa City, go to www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com
or find us on Facebook for more information…

Some past comments

"What a great weekend of networking and screenings and sharing our love of filmmaking! We came away from the Hot Springs Horror Film Festival feeling like we suddenly had a much larger family. Can't wait to get back!!"

- Tyler Mane –
Mane Entertainment

"We had such a great time at last year's event, and I'm thrilled to co-host the 2014 Hot Springs Horror Film Festival with Tamara! I can't wait to share our excitement for, and love of, the genre with each and every guest!"

- Renae Geerlings –
Mane Entertainment

"The Hot Springs Horror International Film Festival is a one of a kind festival that presents amazing opportunities for filmmakers at all levels, and this goes to the credit of the festival's organizers Bill and Tamara. I attended the film festival last year with my production company, Fuzz on the Lens, and we couldn't have been happier with it! The doors that this festival has opened for us are constantly revolving and have been nothing short of exceptional. The connections we have made are ones that will last a lifetime! This festival is all about the filmmakers, in helping them get into and become more exposed to the business. I, and the rest of Fuzz on the Lens Productions, highly recommend this festival to any and all filmmakers. You get to meet people in the industry and they are willing to lend a hand and help you out, and it's genuine, a REAL family atmosphere. We sure as heck will be back! "

- Michael Leavy -
(Fuzz on the Lens Productions)

“I have been a guest speaker at many, many film festivals and I gotta tell you all, The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival 2013 was !!@!$&!!ing fantastic. I had such an awesome time. Every short film and feature were of the utmost quality and so much fun as were the Filmmakers with whom I made lasting friendships. I can't say enough about the fantastic hosts. the incomparable Tamara Glynn and the always gracious and organized Bill Volland. I cannot wait for October to see everyone again.”

-Eileen Dietz-
Actress
Exorcist/Constantine/Planet of the Apes

“Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (HSHFF) is a celebration of genre cinema by filmmakers for filmmakers. Located in one of Arkansas' most treasured historic regions, HSHFF places special emphasis on education, in addition to showcasing quality independent motion pictures.”

Justin Beahm
Fangoria Magazine
Filmmaker / Producer

“Hot Springs Horror was one of the festival highlights for “An American Terror”. Although we screened at many festivals, very few reached out to us in the personal way that HSHFF did. It was a refreshing dose of humanity in year of often impersonal interactions. They had a great line up in a fantastic environment.”
“An American Terror has amassed 13 awards from 9 different festivals, plus another dozen nominations. Although we are still fielding distribution offers, the film’s success has opened numerous doors for future productions. The future looks very bright for our team.”

Thanks for everything!
Jim Brennan
American Horror Film, LLC

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HSHFF Features

HSHFF offers filmmakers a chance to participate in film screenings, Q & A’s, educational and distribution panels, workshops, and one on one networking opportunities with other filmmakers and celebrity guests. The festival provides every (submitted) filmmaker or (filmmaker representative) with a “Filmmaker Festival Pass” (and gift) for the four day event. Discounted lodging is posted on our website and within walking distance to the Historic Central Theater. There will be filmmaker VIP after parties at prominent local venues in the Spa City

Don't miss the “Theater of Horror” amusement created by Hollywood designers and Scareologist, John Burton.

HSHFF Awards

Prizes range from “4 wall screenings” to sponsored prizes from film industry names like Black Magic, Mane Entertainment, Daufenbach Camera, Regal Cinemas and more. Awards include some trophies, promotional items and swag. Category winners, and some runners up, get complementary fast tracked into “FILMCOM” where they get a chance to pitch their film to a finance and distribution panel.


HSHFF Location

The Central Theater is one of the oldest Motion Picture Theaters in the country and the epicenter of this 4-day event. Newly renovated, the Central Theater is located at 1008 Central Avenue in historic downtown Hot Springs, AR. The boyhood home of former President Bill Clinton and a favorite stomping ground of mobster Al Capone, Hot Springs offers a rich history and this services to make it a popular tourist destination for most of the year. The National Park is the oldest in the national park system, 40 years older than Yellowstone National Park. Hot Springs is surrounded by 7 lakes and 43 hot springs. Known as the “Valley of the Vapors” or the “Spa City” it is Americas first national park. Hot Springs is host to museums, magic shows, art galleries, unique restaurants, antique shops, haunted and amphibious Duck Tours, Central Ave’s “Bathhouse Row” and the “Mountain Tower”. You can find out more on Hot Springs at: http://www.hotsprings.org

Film Festival Sponsorships: the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute (nonprofit organization) relies on support from public and private grants, as well as individual and corporate sponsors. Major film festival sponsors include, Visit Hot Springs, The Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Historic Central Theater, Austin Hotel, Rock 101.5 and Black Magic Design. Sponsorship levels for individuals and corporations include a variety of benefits and opportunities for recognition. For more information on sponsorship and promotional opportunities please contact us at info@hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com or call (501) 538-0766

"HOT SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL"

Don't miss the International Horror Event of the Year..2015.


...check our website we will be updating and announcing special celebrity guests and events ...

www.hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com
or
Find us on facebook

ORGANIZERS
Bill Volland (Administrator) ; Bill Volland (Administrator) ; Bill Volland (Administrator) ; Bill Volland (Director)

GENERAL RULES
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. 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, cruelty or death).
Festival directors and members of the program are designated judges. Festival volunteers and special guests may also be appointed judges in some cases.

GENERAL RULES:

1. Hot Springs Horror Film Festival and HSAFI will hold 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 HSAFI for reuse at future festivals or screenings. Any exceptions must be pre-agreed upon by both parties.
2. Entrants must submit two DVD or Blu-ray viewing/preview copies for consideration. Please test the DVD's or Blu-ray's on a standard DVD/Blu-ray player. (Region 0 or 1)
3. Entry forms and payments will not be processed without accompanying DVD's/Blu-ray's. Please make checks payable to: Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute
4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles (unless special arrangements have been made with festival).
5. All entries must attach the WOAB four-digit code and the (RT) running time on the DVD's or Blu-ray's.
6. We encourage submitting as much publicity material as is available. These additional materials cannot be returned.
7. 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 director.
9. We reserve the right to combine categories and or awards.
10. If your film/video is selected for screening, you may be asked to provide another copy for projection purposes. This copy would be in addition to the online secure screener, DVD's and or Blu-ray's already submitted.
11. We reserve the right to cancel a screening of any film submitted and or officially selected at anytime without notice.

SHIPPING
1. Please use a large envelope for shipping, do not send your entries in a box (no boxes).
2. 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.
3. All film submission mailings MUST be marked with the quote "no signature required" on the delivery option.*
4. Please be sure you have clearly marked on your DVD's or Blu-ray's:
A. the title of your film.
B. the RT (or running time)
C. the WOAB four digit code (you will get this when you submit through Withoutabox).

Ship To:
The Central Theater
The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival
1008 Central Ave.
Hot Springs, AR.
71901



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Certification of Entrant
I/We, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1. I/We have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility Requirements.
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
3. This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
4. I/We am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;
5. I/We hold the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute (hereafter known as HSAFI) harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film;
6 I/We hold the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
7. I/We certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.
8.. I/We give permission for the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes
9. I/We give permission for the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events.
10. I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I/we fully indemnify the Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.
11 . I/We understand that failure to adhere to the Festival rules or Terms and Conditions will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
12. I/We agree to hold the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival.
13. These terms and conditions must be printed and signed before they will be eligible for competition or screening.


Please fill out form below

First name:
Last Name:
Company Name:
Company Website:
Street Address: City: State:
ZIP/Postal Code:

EMail: Country:
Contact Person:
Primary Phone:
Are you the producer/director of this film? Yes___No___
If not who is?
Completion Date:
Name of Your Film:
Total running time of your film (including credits):
WAB code # (you will be assigned this when you submit through withoutabox)

Premiere (ie. West Coast, World, US)
Producer(s)
Director(s)
Writer(s)

I/We the undersigned certify that the above information is accurate and correct. To the best of my/our knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct.



_____________________________________
Signed Date


_____________________________________
Signed Date


_____________________________________
Signed Date


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

hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com
hotspringscentraltheater.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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. 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, cruelty or death). Festival directors and members of the program are designated judges. Festival volunteers and special guests may also be appointed judges in some cases. GENERAL RULES: 1. Hot Springs Horror Film Festival and HSAFI will hold 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 HSAFI for reuse at future festivals or screenings. Any exceptions must be pre-agreed upon by both parties. 2. Entrants must submit two DVD or Blu-ray viewing/preview copies for consideration. Please test the DVD's or Blu-ray's on a standard DVD/Blu-ray player. (Region 0 or 1) 3. Entry forms and payments will not be processed without accompanying DVD's/Blu-ray's. Please make checks payable to: Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute 4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles (unless special arrangements have been made with festival). 5. All entries must attach the WOAB four-digit code and the (RT) running time on the DVD's or Blu-ray's. 6. We encourage submitting as much publicity material as is available. These additional materials cannot be returned. 7. 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 director. 9. We reserve the right to combine categories and or awards. 10. If your film/video is selected for screening, you may be asked to provide another copy for projection purposes. This copy would be in addition to the online secure screener, DVD's and or Blu-ray's already submitted. 11. We reserve the right to cancel a screening of any film submitted and or officially selected at anytime without notice. SHIPPING 1. Please use a large envelope for shipping, do not send your entries in a box (no boxes). 2. 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. 3. All film submission mailings MUST be marked with the quote "no signature required" on the delivery option.* 4. Please be sure you have clearly marked on your DVD's or Blu-ray's: A. the title of your film. B. the RT (or running time) C. the WOAB four digit code (you will get this when you submit through Withoutabox). Ship To: The Central Theater The Hot Springs Horror Film Festival 1008 Central Ave. Hot Springs, AR. 71901 TERMS AND CONDITIONS Certification of Entrant I/We, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree: 1. I/We have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility Requirements. 2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true; 3. This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation; 4. I/We am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival; 5. I/We hold the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute (hereafter known as HSAFI) harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film; 6 I/We hold the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, volunteers and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry. 7. I/We certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work. 8.. I/We give permission for the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes 9. I/We give permission for the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival presentations, programs, and/or events. 10. I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I/we fully indemnify the Festival against any claim made for such violations of law. 11 . I/We understand that failure to adhere to the Festival rules or Terms and Conditions will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee. 12. I/We agree to hold the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival and HSAFI harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival. 13. These terms and conditions must be printed and signed before they will be eligible for competition or screening. Please fill out form below First name: Last Name: Company Name: Company Website: Street Address: City: State: ZIP/Postal Code: EMail: Country: Contact Person: Primary Phone: Are you the producer/director of this film? Yes___No___ If not who is? Completion Date: Name of Your Film: Total running time of your film (including credits): WAB code # (you will be assigned this when you submit through withoutabox) Premiere (ie. West Coast, World, US) Producer(s) Director(s) Writer(s) I/We the undersigned certify that the above information is accurate and correct. To the best of my/our knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct. _____________________________________ Signed Date _____________________________________ Signed Date _____________________________________ Signed Date _____________________________________ Signed Date These terms and conditions must be printed and signed by all submitting parties before they will be eligible for competition or screening. hotspringshorrorfilmfestival.com hotspringscentraltheater.com