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HSDFI hosts "Open Screening"

Posted By on Wed, Mar 9, 2011 at 3:27 PM


Cool news out of the old Malco Theater on Central Avenue: The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will host an "open screening" for area filmmakers, who are invited to screen "work in progress, recently completed short film, or even 'found' movies from thrift stores or grandma's attic."

The organizers are only allowing ten movies to be screened on a first-come, first-served basis.

Here's to hoping someone breaks out some grade-A found stuff.

It's going down on April 2.

We have the press release after the jump.

HSDFI “Open Screening”
Saturday, April 2, 2011

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Institute will be hosting an “open screening” for area
filmmakers to show work. Films must be under 10 minutes, and must not be under
copyright or have shown previous in Hot Springs. This can be “work in progress”,
recently completed short films, or even “found” movies from thrift stores or grandma’s
attic. Only the first ten films will be shown, first-come-first-serve, and must be submitted
on DVD, VHS or 16mm film.

HSDFI will have a panel of three area film experts on hand to discuss work shown.

To submit, bring your entry to the HSDFI Offices, 821 Central Ave, between 4-5:00PM
on Saturday, April 2. No entries will be accepted before 4:00PM, and early arrivals will
need to wait in line outside the offices until doors open.

HSDFI staff will process the entries and produce a program between 5-7:00PM. While
you are waiting, see “Looking for Lurch” at 5:15PM. Directed by Tim Jackson,
“Looking for Lurch,” won the Audience Choice Award at the 2010 Little Rock Film
Festival. Filmed in Arkansas, the documentary follows an African Watusi steer named
Lurch — the Guinness Record holder for the largest circumference of horns of any
animal in the world — along with the other animals at Rocky Ridge Refuge in Gassville,

4:00-5:00PM: Open Screening submission accepted
5:15PM: Looking For Lurch
6:30PM: Q/A with Tim Jackson
7:00PM- First five “Open Screening” films
7:45PM: Discussion/critique of first five films
8:00PM: Final five “Open Screening films
8:45PM: Discussion/critique of final five films

“Arkansas has a surprisingly strong film scene, but few venues to show work on a regular
basis. Hopefully this idea will become popular enough to turn into a monthly event; it’s a
great way to utilize the Malco Theatre and strengthen the mission of the Film Institute,”
notes Dan Anderson, Festival/Program of HSDFI.

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