The 2020 edition of Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will be held from 9th to 17th October, in a virtual format and with drive-in events. The city of Hot Springs is in Arkansas, USA.

HSDFF is Academy Award Qualifying with the prize Best Documentary Short.

Short Docs

  • The 24 by Clay Pruitt (USA)
  • Adaptation: Kentucky by Alizé Carrère (USA)
  • Afterlife by Ryan Rundle (USA, Canada)
  • All cats are grey in the dark by Lasse Linder (Switzerland)
  • All the possibilities by Marsha Gordon, Louis Cherry (USA)
  • Arkansas High Country – A Cyclist’s Journey to Personal Growth by Jonathan Childs (USA)
  • Beyond Noh by Patrick Smith (USA, Japan)
  • Broken Orchestra by Charlie Tyrell (USA, Canada)
  • Bug farm by Lydia Cornett (USA)
  • Burnt toast by Timothy Racca Morrish (USA)
  • The church forests of Ethiopia by Jeremy Seifert (USA)
  • Coby and Stephen are in love by Luka Yuanyuan Yang, Carlo Nasisse (USA, China)
  • Connection by Tracy Nguyen-Chung, Ciara Lacy (USA)
  • Dafa metti by Tal Amiran (United Kingdom)
  • Downstage by Stephanie Owens (USA)
  • E14 by Peiman Zekavat (United Kingdom)
  • Eddy’s world by Lyn Goldfarb (USA)
  • Flesh by Camila Kater (Brazil, Spain)
  • From Kurils with love by Taylor Rees (USA, Russia)
  • Gun killers by Jason Young (Canada)
  • History in pieces by Bronson Crabtree (USA)
  • Hunstville station by Jamie Meltzer, Chris Filippone (USA)
  • Ice ball by Nathaniel Schmidt (Australia, USA)
  • In the wake by Natasha Nair (USA)
  • Kachalka by Gar O’Rourke (Ukraine)
  • Kapaemahu by Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu, Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson (USA)
  • Maalbeek by Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis (France)
  • Memoirs of vegetation by Jessica Oreck (USA)
  • Mizuko by Kira Dane, Katelyn Rebelo (USA, Japan)
  • My father the mover by Julia Jansch (South Africa)
  • Nancy’s workshop by Aïcha Diop (Canada)
  • Nuxalk radio by Banchi Hanuse (Canada)
  • Of concrete and skin: The story of the Elaine Massacre Memorial by Nolan Dean (USA)
  • On falling by Josephine Anderson (Canada)
  • Once the dust has settled by Hervé Demers (Canada)
  • The paint wizzard by Jessie Auritt, Jessica Wolfson (USA)
  • Pandemic 19 by Yung Chang, Annie Katsura Rollins (USA)
  • Patty, are you bringing weed from Jamaica? by Matthew Salton (USA)
  • A prayer for Joshua Jackson by Ryan Heffernan, Grayson Schaffer, Kahlil Hudson (USA)
  • The shawl by Sara Kiener (USA)
  • Sky aelans by
  • Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Regina Lepping, Zahiyd Namo, Junior Patrick Makau, Manner Lévo, Neil Nuia, Daniel Kakadi, Edward Manuga (Solomon Islands)
  • The Starr sisters by Beth Einhorn, Bridey Elliott (USA)
  • Tā Moko – Behind the Tattooed Face by Mick Andrews, David Atkinson (New Zealand)
  • Tall tales with true queens by Kristina Budelis, Leandro Badalotti (USA)
  • Tears teacher by Noemie Nakai (Japan)
  • Tiger and ox by Seunghee Kim (South Korea)
  • To calm the pig inside by Joanna Vasquez Arong (Philippines)
  • Train robbers by Martin Walther (Norway)
  • Umbilical by Danski Tang (USA, China)
  • The undocumented lawyer by Chris Temple, Zach Ingrasci (USA)
  • USA vs. Scott by Ora Dekornfeld, Isabel Castro (USA)
  • Viewfinder by Melody Gilbert (USA)
  • Vote Neil by Honora Talbott (USA)
  • Welcome to a bright white limbo by Cara Holmes (Ireland)
  • Zero zero by Eva Grace Bor (United Kingdom, Zimbabwe)