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Free Student Workshop, “Student Selects” Screening at HSDFF

Need one more reason to attend the 2013 Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF)? We have two! On Friday, Oct. 18, at 9:30 a.m., the documentary portion of “Student Selects 2013: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” will screen a series of short films in the Arlington Hotel, 239 Central Avenue, and AETN will also host a two-day, multi-phase workshop allowing young filmmakers learn more about the documentary craft on Oct. 18 and 19.

Starting off our exciting visit to the Spa City, the “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” screening will continue our regular tradition of introducing the state’s future filmmakers to festival-goers at large. This annual event, highlighting the creativity and talent of the state’s kindergarten through 12th grade students will feature the following short pieces:

After the screening, aspiring filmmakers can get a jump on their entry for the next year by attending our free student filmmaker workshop, open to all K-12 students, on Friday Oct. 18, from 2:30-5:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. These workshops, which will be held at Low Key Arts, 118 Arbor St., are designed to immerse students in the art and craft of the documentary form. 

By using filmmaking as a way to explore the world, uncover history, understand culture and express important issues through film, students will discover new analytical skills, in addition to building effective communication skills, the ability to work collaborative and practice solving complex problems. 

Workshop presenters include: Myles David Jewell, an award-winning filmmaker; Barton Weiss, co-founder of the Dallas Video Festival and the Video Association of Dallas; and Marek Dojs, assistant professor of digital cinema at Southern Arkasnas University (SAU).

Want to get involved – or know a student who would be interested? Send us an email! You can register up to Tuesday, Oct. 15, by contacting Casey Sanders at


“Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase” at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, 9:30 a.m.
The Arlington Hotel, 239 Central Ave., Hot Springs

AETN “Student Selects” Documentary Film Student Workshop

Friday, Oct. 18, 2:30-5:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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