Tickets & Passes

All purchased tickets and passes are non-refundable.
There is a 3.5% service fee on all orders.


Can't attend the entire festival but want to see specific films? We've got you covered!

Available Once Film Lineup is Announced.


This all-inclusive festival pass includes admission to all films with priority admission up to 20 minutes before screening. Includes Opening Night Gala (Champagne Toast, Film, and Party) and Closing Night Gala (Awards Ceremony, Film, and Party), as well as all parties and special events. Includes access to HSDFF VIP Lounge. Does not include admission to the Red Carpet Reception. In order to guarantee entry, All-Access Pass holders must RSVP for their screenings and events in advance. Sponsor All Access Passes are transferable; all other All Access Passes are non-transferable. The best value of the festival!



This pass includes admission to all regular film screenings during the festival.

Does not include the Opening and Closing Night Galas, added special events, receptions, parties, or access to the VIP Lounge. Does not include admission to the Red Carpet Reception. In order to guarantee entry, Film Buff Pass holders must RSVP for their screenings in advance. This pass is non-transferable.


6-Pack of Films - $60

A bundle of six tickets to any regularly programmed screenings.

Does not include Opening and Closing Nights, parties, or specially priced screenings. Does not include access to the HSDFF VIP Lounge. Tickets are transferable.



DAY PASS - $50

Includes admission to all regular screenings for a single day of the festival. Does not include Opening and Closing Night events, parties, special screenings, or access to the VIP Lounge.

In order to guarantee entry, pass holder must RSVP for their screenings and events in advance. This pass is non-transferable.



The Fine Print

All orders are final. No refunds or exchanges are given, except in the case of program cancellations. Refunds are not given for unredeemed tickets.

A purchased ticket does not guarantee seating. We recommend ticket holders be in line at least twenty (20) minutes prior to screening start time in order to guarantee a seat.

Admission is not permitted thirty (30) minutes after the screening start time.

All seats are general admission and multiple seat saving is not permitted.

There is a 3.5% service fee for all orders. Service fees are non-refundable.

Please be aware that some films may not be suitable for young viewers. Parental discretion is advised as these films have not yet been rated.

Film length as listed in the program does not include introductions or Q&A sessions following the screening.

Please silence all mobile devices when in the theater. Cameras and recording devices are not permitted in the theater.

Use of an HSDFF ticket or pass confirms that you and your guests will abide by our Code of Conduct, and understand that not following the Code of Conduct could result in removal from the festival, as well as future events.

You hereby grant HSDFI permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media (“photo”) in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration.

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Plan your trip to historic Hot Springs, Arkansas

Visiting historic Hot Springs, AR, is a wonderful experience filled with rich history, natural beauty, and cultural attractions. Here are some recommendations and travel tips to help make the most of your visit!

  • The closest airport to Hot Springs is the Bill & Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, AR, located 55 miles from Hot Springs. Drive time to Hot Springs from the airport is approximately 60 minutes.
  • Most everything at HSDFF is within walking distance to the downtown area.
  • Stay hydrated with the variety of free hot and cold spring water filling stations located throughout the downtown area, most notably in Hill Wheatley Plaza near the National Park visitor center.
  • Street parking downtown can be limited. There is a free parking garage located on Exchange Street, and if you’re staying at the Arlington Hotel, they offer valet parking as well as a free parking lot located behind Fat Jacks right on Arbor St. off of Park Ave.


OAKLAWN RACING CASINO RESORT (Presenting Sponsor / Opening Night venue)

The Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort is a premier destination of Hot Springs that seamlessly combines the excitement of thoroughbred horse racing with the thrill of casino gaming, creating an unparalleled entertainment experience. Oaklawn also features many exceptional dining options and prides itself on delivering delicious cuisine that complements the excitement of the gaming floor.

After a day of watching films, guests can unwind in comfortable accommodations. The resort offers well-appointed rooms and suites designed to provide a relaxing retreat, ensuring you're rested and ready for more excitement the next day.


The historic Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa and the HSDFF Hub is a renowned and elegant landmark nestled in the heart of downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. It stands as a testament to the city's rich history and is one of the oldest continuously operating hotels in the United States.

Stepping into the Arlington Resort Hotel & Spa feels like stepping back in time, with its classic Southern charm and timeless architecture. The grand lobby welcomes guests with a sense of grandeur, adorned with exquisite details that harken back to a bygone era. The hotel has been a favorite destination for travelers seeking relaxation, rejuvenation, and a touch of sophistication.


Nestled in the heart of downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas, The Waters Hotel, is a luxurious and charming boutique hotel that pays homage to the rich history of the area while providing modern comforts and a unique sense of elegance.

The hotel offers a selection of well-appointed rooms and suites, each thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable and serene retreat for guests. From luxurious bedding to modern amenities, every detail has been carefully considered to ensure a restful and enjoyable experience.


The Happy Hollow, located at the end of Fountain St. in downtown Hot Springs, is a charming and cozy lodging option that provides guests with a comfortable stay in the heart of this vibrant city. This quaint hotel offers a welcoming atmosphere, convenient amenities, and easy access to the area's attractions, making it an excellent choice for travelers seeking a budget-friendly and convenient place to stay.


Dame Fortune's Cottage Court is a historic, boutique motel where modern amenities and vintage-inspired design merge with mid-century "roadside" motor court cool. Completely renovated 2016-2017. Located 1/2 mile from downtown/Central Ave/Bathhouse Row.



Superior Bathhouse Brewery is a one-of-a-kind restaurant that seamlessly marries the art of craft brewing with the timeless charm of a historic bathhouse. The first brewery in the world to utilize thermal spring water for brewing, Superior infuses each beer with the mineral-rich essence of Hot Springs' natural springs. Beyond the exceptional beer offerings, the brewery's restaurant boasts a menu that complements the libations perfectly.


Given its name, The Rooftop sits atop The Waters Hotel and The Avenue Restaurant. Enjoy locally sourced foods, with a wide variety of drinks, appetizers, and entrees while taking in breathtaking views of Bathhouse Row.


Anyone who’s met a New York pizza fiend knows that good pizza starts with great water. DeLuca’s Pizzeria has some of the best pies in the country, made using high-quality ingredients and water from the Arkansas Hot Springs. Try Frankie’s Classic Margherita Pie, which features a thin brick-oven-cooked crust topped with mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, extra virgin olive oil and homemade tomato sauce, then fresh basil.

Pizzas tend to sell out, so it is best to call and reserve your dough before coming in!


Located in historic downtown Hot Springs, Splash Wine Bar features some of the best nightlife in the region. Only minutes from the city's finest restaurants, shops, and lodging as well as the legendary Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort, Splash offers a great location to start your night off, spend an evening with friends, or drop by for a nightcap.


Red Light Roastery started roasting coffee in 2015 with the Coffee House opening in early 2016. The Coffee House is a comfortable place to enjoy friends, read a book, surf the interwebs, or buckle down and get some work done. ALL of Red Light’s tips are donated to a local non-profit each month.


Coffee & tea lovers will appreciate the Kollective’s dedication to serving high-quality brews and a selection of teas from around the world, ensuring a rich and flavorful experience with every sip. Kollective’s commitment to community shines through its emphasis on locally sourced ingredients and products, pastries from nearby bakeries, and artwork displayed by local artists.

During the week of the festival, show your HSDFF badge and receive a 10% discount on your order.


Beyond its culinary offerings, SQZBX Brewery & Pizza Joint is deeply rooted in the local community. The welcoming staff and friendly patrons contribute to a sense of camaraderie the moment you walk through the doors. For those seeking a unique and unforgettable dining and social experience, SQZBX Brewery & Pizza Joint in Hot Springs, AR, offers a perfect blend of exceptional craft beer, delectable pizza, live entertainment, and a convivial atmosphere that captures the spirit of this vibrant city.

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