The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the longest all-documentary film festival in North America, is proud to announce our inaugural Emerging Voices Retreat for non-fiction filmmakers. Located in the heart of a spectacular national park and oldest federal reserve in the U.S., Hot Springs is an ideal place for filmmakers to come and be refreshed, inspired, and supported in their work.

This is an incredible opportunity for artists to not only develop ideas and make vital connections in order to build a sustainable career, but also to think about their work and objectives holistically in a safe and nurturing environment.

Please enter your email address below to begin your application.

Email address *
Tell us about yourself.
Full Name *
Where do you currently reside? *
Short Bio *
Director's Artist Statement *
Why drives you to tell stories? What is unique about your vision and perspective? What is the context for your work and how do you hope it will be viewed in the world? Try to be concise and specific! (Max 2000 words)
Upload Resume/CV *
Your Reel
Please link us to your reel.
What is your gender?
Are you of Hispanic or Latino origin?
Which category best describes your race?
One or more categories may be marked
Do you identify as queer or LGBT?
Were you raised in the South?
Do you currently live in the South?
Tell us about your film.
Film Title *
Logline *
Please provide a summary of your project in two to three sentences.
Treatment *
Please provide a detailed treatment for your project (max 2000 words).
Project Stage *
Screener Link
Please link us to a screener of your film, indicating what stage you are in, e.g. rough cut, fine cut, etc. Include password information if applicable.
Upload Clips
You may also upload clips of your film , or any other pertinent footage.
What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
What kind of support do you need for your project? What types of mentors are you looking for?
Anything else we need to know?
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: July 31st, 2018
CONTACT: hsdfi@hsdfi.org for any questions
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