Women have long been an integral part of the film industry – and not solely as the object of the lens’ adoration. The Hot Springs International Womenâ€™s Film Festival (HSWFF) celebrates women as filmmakers and artists in their own right.
Films shown at the HSWFF include at least one woman in a key production position. These positions include producer, director, writer, cinematographer, editor, lead actor, and other key roles. Films primarily about women or including a lead female protagonist may also qualify.
The Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute sees the HSWFF as more than just a film festival. It also hopes to serve as a networking forum and springboard for future, female-led film projects. The hope is that, in highlighting the hardworking women in the film industry, the festival will also encourage more women to work behind the scenes, as well as in front.
Categories for the first annual Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival will include:
and Music Video
Prizes will be awarded for Best Director, Best Actress, and Best in Category.
The HSWFF will be held at the historic Hot Springs Central Theater. The Central Theater is the perfect location for a film festival boasting both historic 1930’s charm and a modern sized screen with the latest sound and digital projection. Tickets for the Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival are available online .
Hot Springs International Women’s Film Festival 2018
11am, March 17th to 11pm, March 18th
Hot Springs Historic Central Theater
1008 Central Ave, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71901
For more information, be sure to check the festival website or follow the event on Facebook.
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