The Nevada Women's Film Festival

When

Mar. 4, 2016 - Mar. 6, 2016, 6pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location

Springs Preserve - 333 S. Valley View Blvd. (on Valley View between U.S. 95/I-515 and Alta Drive), Las Vegas
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Description

The 2nd Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival returns to Las Vegas March 4-6, at the beautiful Springs Preserve & Nevada State Museum. NWFFest takes place in March in honor of Women's History Month. We are the only film festival in the state of Nevada to showcase women directors and women in key crew positions. Just as importantly, we seek stories with strong female characters or which otherwise depict women in a positive light.

NWFFest 16 Highlights:
Fri., March 4:

Evening festivities kick off with the Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year.  
NWFFest has begun a tradition of featuring an outstanding artist, and this year the honor goes to Las Vegas filmmaker and philanthropist, Robin Greenspun.
Nevada Filmmaker shorts will precede a special screening of Robins documentary, Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl. Q&A and a champagne reception to follow, with musical guests: Dublin Rising.

Sat., March 5:

Films from around the globe, including locals and students. Young Filmmakers Workshop screenings. Costume! A Behind-the Scenes Look at the Method and Artistry of Costume Design. Our panel of professional costume designers tell all; the comedy, the tragedy and the wardrobe malfunction. The Sex Trafficking Epidemic: Panel discussion to include select scenes from The Track, directed by Brett Levner, starring Missy Yager (Mad Men) and Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault in Our Stars). The Track is a locally produced narrative feature-length film that exposes the prevalence and dangers of underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas. Our panel will include sex trafficking experts and survivors of the epidemic.
Nevada State Museum reception to include live jazz.     

Sun., March 6:

Films from around the globe, including locals and students. Interview with last years NV Woman Filmmaker of the Year: Rebecca Thomas (director of The Little Mermaid), hosted by Elvis Mitchell (The Treatment) Second Annual Femmy Awards!

Honorees to include: Best Student Film, Best Short Film, Best Female Protagonist, Best Documentary, the Springs Preserve Award and the NV Woman Filmmaker of the Year.

NWFFest is a project of the Nevada Women's Film Collective, a nonprofit organization of academics and filmmakers from around the community. The mission of NWFFest is to celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film The films selected last year in 2015 came from nine countries and included a mix of genres, including feature-length films, short films, documentaries, comedy and animation. NWFFest 2016 will continue to expose issues that affect women all over the globe. We support a diversity of worldview, background, and experience. Although students and Nevada filmmakers will be highlighted, filmmakers of all genders from around the world have been encouraged to submit their work.

Please check the NWFFest website, Facebook page, and Twitter often further updates.

 

Price

  • Fri., March 4, 6-11 p.m. -This event is free and open to the public. 
    Screenings begins at 6:15 p.m. Friday night. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Sat., March 5, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. - Tickets Price: $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee)
    Screenings begin at 10:30 a.m. - Ticket is good for all screenings and day & night events
  • Sun., March 6, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. - Tickets Price: $20.00 ($21.69 w/service fee)
    Screenings begin at 10:30 a.m. - Ticket is good for all screenings and day & night events
  • All Access Ticket - Tickets Price: $35.00 ($37.22 w/service fee)
    Good for the entire weekend (includes Fri., March 4 opening night event)

Admission Information

Tickets can be purchased at the NWFFestival website.

Contact Information

FDH 460
Brett Levner

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External Sponsor

UNLV's Department of Film and Cinefemmes, amongst others.