The 6th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival is Going Virtual!
Streaming available beginning June 22, 2020
Live Events: June 25 - 28, 2020
As they say in showbiz, "The show must go on!"
Our extended annual event will accommodate all 68 films from 23 countries which were originally scheduled for March at UNLV. The virtual fest will allow our attendees to interact and participate in live Q&A sessions with nearly all the filmmakers -- a truly international event.
Live events include our 2020 Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year honoree, UNLV Film graduate Andrea Walter. We are pleased to present her critically acclaimed feature, Empty by Design, and on Friday at 7:00 pm PDT, a live interview and Q&A with the filmmaker will be conducted by Roudi Boroumand of UNLV's Department of Film.
This year's Vanguard Award for achievement in film goes to Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre. We will present her award-winning directorial debut, The Mustang, which was shot on location in Northern Nevada and based upon an actual rehabilitation program in Carson City. On Saturday at 1:00 pm PST, Laure and producer Molly Hallam will join us live from Paris for a conversation and Q&A session with Dr. Heather Addison, Chair of UNLV’s Department of Film.
The festival is also delighted to present a special 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 on Sunday at 1:30 pm PDT.
NWFFest will conclude on Sunday with the 6th Annual Femmy Awards, a ceremony honoring our most outstanding filmmakers. Awards will include the Spirit of Activism, Best Female Protagonist, Best Nevada Filmmaker, LBGTQ-themed, as well as student, fiction and documentary awards.
Although it has been challenging to adapt to an online festival, we've been overwhelmed with the positive support and grateful that we can now welcome more filmmakers than ever before. Please remember to begin streaming films on June 22 and tune in to our live events starting June 25.
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From all of us at NWFFest, we look forward to seeing you at our virtual fest.