Updated information coming soon for our Virtual Festival, June 25 - 28, 2020!
NWFFest takes place each March in fabulous Las Vegas. This year the 6th Annual NWFFest will be held at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. We are pleased to introduce the UNLV Film Department's newly renovated 4K full-size, Dolby Atmos screening rooms!
The festivities kick-off Thursday evening with our Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year event. Our 2020 honoree is UNLV Film graduate Andrea A. Walter for her critically acclaimed feature, Empty By Design. A screening of the film will be followed by an in-depth interview with the filmmaker hosted by UNLV Film graduate student, Roudi Boroumand. A themed reception will follow.
Our programming lineup this year includes 68 films from 23 countries, ranging from comedy, drama, doc, 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.
We are pleased to announce the Vanguard Award this year goes to our featured guest filmmaker, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. On Saturday we will screen her critically acclaimed feature, The Mustang, followed by a conversation with the filmmaker and Q&A session, hosted by UNLV Film Chair, Dr. Heather Addison.
Also on Saturday, we present our panel event: Professional Women in the Adult Film Industry. This candid conversation will break stereotypes about this field of work. Our esteemed moderator, Dr. Lynn Comella of UNLV, will lead the discussion.
Sunday's lineup includes a very special screening of the 2020 Oscar winner for Best Documentary (Short Subject): Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl), sponsored by A&E Indie Films.
NWFFest concludes on Sunday with the 6th Annual Femmy Awards, our ceremony honoring our most outstanding filmmakers. Awards will include the Spirit of Activism, Best Female Protagonist, Best Animation, Best Nevada Filmmaker, Outstanding LGBTQ-themed, as well as student filmmaker, fiction and documentary awards.
Most festivities will take place at the Flora Dungan Humanities (FDH) building. In honor of the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage and Women's History Month, guests will enjoy exhibits on display throughout the festival, curated by the UNLV History Department, the Barrick Museum and the Lied Library. Collections will include artifacts from silent movie star, Clara Bow's Nevada Ranch.
Come celebrate our 6th year with us and support creative and courageous women from all over the globe.
Remember to join the conversation on social media and we will see you soon at NWFFest!