Nevada Women's Film Festival

The 7th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival returns virtually

June 21 - 27, 2021

58 Films from 20 Countries

Panels, Interviews, Awards, Parties
ticketing info coming soon!

This year's virtual fest will allow our attendees to interact and participate in live-stream Q&A panels with nearly all the filmmakers -- a truly international event. 

While we certainly miss our in-person festivals, the ability to "meet" our filmmakers from all over the world has brought a level of excitement and connectedness that we will never forget. This year we will enjoy at least one in-person reception, and we look forward to hosting our new friends in Las Vegas when we are all able to travel freely once again.

***Our films begins streaming on-demand on Monday, June 21, and our live-stream events begin on Thursday, June 24 ***

Live-streaming highlights include our Nevada Woman of Achievement. This year the honor goes to Jemma Jones for her accomplishments as one of the busiest producers in Nevada. Our board member Danette Tull of the Nevada Film Office will sit down with Jemma on Thursday and explore the nitty gritty of line producing, and what it takes to be successful in this role.

On Saturday, we honor our 2021 Nevada Women Filmmakers of the yearUNLV Film graduates Constanza & Domenica Castro for their successes in creating socially conscious content for film, television and the web. We are pleased to present a live interview and Q&A with the filmmakers, conducted by our board member, Dr. Heather Addison, Chair of UNLV's Department of Film.

Also on Saturday, NWFFest is proud to present Script Supervisors: Unsung Heroes of Film & TV. The Script Supervisor has long been a female-dominated (and under-appreciated) role on set. We will welcome some of the top names in the industry, whose credits include, Black Panther, Star Wars Episode IX, The Hangover, and many, many more. Caryn Ruby will moderate this all-star panel as we learn the ins and outs of the Script Supervisor and why no one should shout "action" without one.

Are you missing the in-person connection? We are too. Stay tuned for info about our Saturday Evening Reception, which will be outdoors on this lovely summer evening. We look forward to seeing our locals and of course our visiting filmmakers who are able to travel in this year.

We conclude on Sunday with the 7th Annual Femmy Awards, a ceremony honoring our most outstanding filmmakers. Awards will include the Spirit of Activism, Best Female ProtagonistBest Nevada Filmmaker, LBGTQ-themed, as well as student, fiction and documentary awards.

Once again, we are grateful that the virtual experience allows us to welcome more filmmakers than ever before. Please remember to begin streaming films on June 21 and tune in to our live events starting June 24. And please follow us on social media for more news and announcements.

From all of us at NWFFest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Cheers! :)

Here is a sneak peek at this year's Official Selections:

 

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Nikki Corda is making the best of a bad situation.

The Nevada Women’s Film Festival she founded in 2015 was scheduled to present its sixth installment starting March 19. COVID-19 had other plans, though, causing Gov. Steve Sisolak to issue his stay-at-home order two days earlier.

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"Most of the time your first feature film is just trash,” says UNLV film school graduate Andrea A. Walter, who will be receiving the Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year award at this week’s Nevada Women’s Film Festival for, yes, her first feature.

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Check out some of the great films by women all across the state during the Nevada Women's Film Festival streaming beginning June 22.

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