Nevada Women's Film Festival

The Nevada Women's Film Festival returns to Las Vegas March 21-24, 2019

 

Welcome to the 5th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival! 

NWFFest takes place each March in fabulous Las Vegas. This year we return to the Eclipse Theaters with exciting new programming. Come celebrate our 5th year with us and support creative and courageous women from all over the globe.

 

 

The festivities kick-off Thursday evening with our Nevada Woman of Achievement recipient, the multi-talented international star, Susan AntonMorning Blend’s JJ Snyder will sit down with Susan for an intriguing conversation about her incredible career appearing in hundreds of film, television and stage productions. Susan speaks truth to power and we are excited to hear more. Our reception that evening is sponsored by UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

Our programming lineup this year includes 45 diverse films from ten countries, ranging from comedy, drama, doc, animation, experimental and horror. Local filmmakers, including UNLV & NSC students, will be highlighted. Our Filmmakers’ Welcome Reception Friday evening will introduce our visitors to our creative local community.

The Vanguard Award this year goes to our featured guest filmmakers, Jordana Spiro & Angelica Nwandu. On Saturday we will screen their critically acclaimed project, Night Comes On, followed by a conversation with these pioneering filmmakers and Q&A session, hosted by Danette Tull.

Also on Saturday, we are pleased to present our panel event: Sages of a New Age: How Social Media and Film IntersectIn this new age of technology, film is ever evolving. Social media plays a role in filmmaking in a way we have never seen before.  A team of distinguished panelists including female filmmakers, film festival directors, film distributors and communication experts discuss the way social media and film intersect.  Our esteemed moderator, Dr. Heather Addison, Chair of UNLV’s Department of Film, will lead the discussion.

NWFFest concludes on Sunday with the 5thth Annual Femmy Awards, a ceremony honoring our most outstanding filmmakers. Awards will include the Spirit of Activism, Best Female Protagonist, Best Animation, Best Nevada FilmmakerOutstanding LBGTQ-themed, as well as student filmmaker, fiction and documentary awards.

Please view programming info here, schedule of events here and ticketing info here.

Book your stay at the Plaza Hotel by February 19th for best rates with this link.

And please remember to join the conversation on social media :)

Cheers,

Nikki Corda​​, Executive Director & Founder

NWFFest is a project of the Nevada Women's Film Collective, a nonprofit organization of film professionals and academics from around the community. The mission of NWFFest is to celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film.

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