&  Performing Arts Center

Hot Springs Central Theater



"LEVIATHON" a  32′ Camera Crane built by Universal Studios and used by Alfred Hitchcock on films like “PSYCHO” and “THE BIRDS” is often seen and used during the film festival.


                 NEW SHORT FILM,

           “HOWL OF A GOOD TIME”

“Howl of a Good Time” was filmed over the four days of the 3rd Annual Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival which took place at the Historic Central Theater in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  The film was Directed by Patrick Rea and Produced by Tamara Glynn and Bill Volland.

The film served as a great chance for younger crew to gain experience, students from the Hot Springs Arts and Film Institute got some "on hand"  real filmmaking experience. Volland hopes to continue to allow students to gain film experience at future film festival events.

"HOWL of a GOOD TIME" October 2016


Donate to the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute

Filmmakers often participate in filming during the festival and can sign up for special courses and events throughout the year



Sponsorships: as a 501(c) nonprofit organization, the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute relies on support from public and private grants, as well as individual and corporate sponsors.

Major film festival sponsors include, The Hot Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Historic Central Theater & Hotel Hot Springs & Spa.

Sponsorship levels for individuals and corporations include a variety of benefits and opportunities for recognition.


Educational Film Panel at HSHFF

Bart Mastronardi /Professor of Cinematography at the New York Film Academy  with

David Schmoeller /Professor of Film & Television UNLV

The Hot Springs Central Theater & Performing Arts Center

 is home to the Hot Springs Arts & Film Institute


HSAFI's  mission is to inspire, educate, & promote talented artists &  filmmakers both locally and around the world.  HSAFI provides opportunities for networking, exhibition, education, and screenings. Together with the historic Central Theater, HSAFI  has a unique venue 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