Nevada Women's Film Festival

The 6th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival is Going Virtual!

June 25 - 28, 2020

Streaming available beginning June 22, 2020 

The show must go on!

The Nevada Women's Film Festival is moving online. The four-day annual event will accommodate all 68 films from 23 countries which were originally scheduled for March at UNLV. The virtual fest will allow the festival to feature live Q&A sessions with nearly all the filmmakers; a truly international event.

The festivities kick-off with our 2020 Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year honoree, UNLV Film graduate Andrea Walter. Her critically acclaimed feature, Empty by Design will be streamed. Our “live” interview and Q&A session with the filmmaker will be conducted by UNLV Film graduate student, Roudi Boroumand, and available to all attendees.

This year's Vanguard Award for achievement in film goes to Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. We will stream her award-winning feature, The Mustang, which was shot in Northern Nevada. The screening will be followed by a live conversation and Q&A session with the filmmaker in Paris. Dr. Heather Addison, Chair of UNLV’s Department of Film, to host.

The festival is also delighted to feature a screening of the 2020 Oscar winner for Best Documentary (Short Subject): Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl). Academy Award winner Carol Dysinger will be our special guest for another live Q&A session.

NWFFest will conclude with the 6th Annual Femmy Awards, a ceremony honoring our most outstanding filmmakers. Awards will include the Spirit of Activism, Best Female ProtagonistBest AnimationBest Nevada Filmmaker, LBGTQ-themed, as well as student, fiction and documentary awards.

Scheduling information coming soon!

From all of us at NWFFest, we look forward to seeing you at our virtual fest.

Cheers! :)





...I have been fortunate to attend this festival before, both as a filmmaker and as an audience member, and to witness firsthand how it has grown and how their adept and indefatigable staff and volunteers have approached each new year, building upon previous years’ successes, and in turn fostering an inclusive and enriching setting for filmmakers and film lovers to gather, experience and discuss representation in new works and to champion the full span that is women’s varied perspectives. As the festival has developed they have also continually driven awareness about the challenges women face in the industry...The staff and volunteers involved...actively welcome filmmakers into the festival family and encourage them to engage with one another, with each other's stories and with the festival as a whole...  -- Eric Rice


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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.


The Nevada Women’s Film Festival had been set for its sixth installment March 19-22. Rather than wait until 2021, the fest is moving online June 25-28.

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