Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Hot Springs, Arkansas (Pop. 39,467)
Twenty years ago, the Hot Springs festival founders envisioned turning their town into the documentary capital of the world. Today, The Hot Springs Film Institute remains the only film institute in the United States dedicated solely to the documentary genre. Each year the festival opens with a popcorn-and-wine celebration followed by a slew of performances and workshops. This year included a graffiti art workshop and a burlesque troop performance. Be on the lookout for legendary filmmakers — past HSDFI guests have included Les Blank, Ken Burns, Tippi Hedren, Roger Nygard, Allen Ginsberg and Albert Maysles. All screenings take place at a historic treasure, the Malco Theatre in downtown Hot Springs.
When to submit: By mid-May
More info: think-boxmedia.com