Film lovers, don’t miss the chance to join us at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Oct. 19-27 at The Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa. HSDFF will screen seven shorts and a feature documentary from AETN, as well as hosting AETN's Emerging Filmmaker Program and a special pie tasting event.
Passes to the festival and individual screening event tickets are available at hsdfi.org/attend.
The Emerging Filmmaker Program, designed to support and educate Arkansas's student documentary filmmakers, helps students use digital filmmaking to explore their world, examine history, discover interesting characters and express through film the issues important to them. The workshops will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 23-24, beginning at 9 a.m. “AETN Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” will be screened during the afternoon session Oct. 23.
Student filmmakers in middle, junior high and high school will participate in intensive, hands-on sessions to learn how to create purposeful media, utilizing the power of investigation and expression in digital storytelling. This program is accessible to beginning, as well as more seasoned, filmmakers.
Original AETN shorts selected from AETN's “Veterans Coming Home: Finding What Works” – a digital content and engagement initiative focusing on successful examples of veterans "finding what works" to overcome personal challenges in transitioning from active duty to civilian life – will be featured in the Arkansas Shorts Program Oct. 23 beginning at 10 a.m.
Featured AETN shorts include:
“The <3 Series" will also be featured during the Arkansas Shorts Program. "<3" is a new AETN series that probes the hearts and minds of Arkansans in less than three minutes.
“Make Room for Pie: A Delicious Slice of the Natural State,” told through a diverse and eclectic batch of pie bakers from the Delta to the Ozark Mountains, will be screened Oct. 23 at 3:30 p.m. Author Kat Robinson takes viewers on a delectable tour of old time diners and off-the-beaten-path cafes, where pies are created with love and sweet perfection.