Welcome to NWFFest 2017!
NWFFest is a project of the Nevada Women's Film Collective, a nonprofit organization of film professionals from around the community. The mission of NWFFest is to celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film.
We enter our third season with two successful festivals to our credit. NWFFest has established annual traditions, such as the naming of the Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year and our Femmy Awards. We look forward to returning to the beautiful Springs Preserve for another inspirational weekend this March, 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 complex female characters or which depict women in a positive light...no tired stereotypes.
This year we are pleased to host featured guest filmmaker Ana Lily Amirpour. A screening of her acclaimed film, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, will be followed by discussions with this extraordinary director as well as a Q&A session, moderated by Roudi Boroumand.
We are also pleased to honor this year's Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year: May May Luong. Our Evening With May May Luong will explore her esteemed career as a producer in our community, and will be followed by a champagne Filmmakers' Reception.
The festival will also feature a distinguished panel event -- Finding our Voices: Diversity and Inclusion in the Film and Television Industry. This discussion will be moderated by Dr. Heather Addison, and will be followed by a special screening of The Track, directed by Brett Caroline Levner. These events will kick off the festival at our new venue, the Eclipse Theater.
As always, NWFFest supports a diversity of worldview, background, gender and experience. Our programming lineup includes films of all genres from across the globe. Local Nevadans and student filmmakers will be highlighted, including a lively showcase from this year's Young Filmmakers' Workshop.
The festivities will be capped off with our third annual Femmy Awards show, an opportunity to honor the work of our remarkable filmmakers.
In festivals past we have enjoyed films that amused and entertained us, and panels that have enlightened us. We have explored issues that affect women on a global scale, and have witnessed the power of art to affect positive change.
We look forward to seeing you at NWFFest 2017! Join us as we celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film.