UNLV Film Festivals

The Department of Film sponsors two annual film events for film students, alumni, and local film community. These include the 48 Hour Film Fest and Spring Flicks, which culminate in award ceremonies. Some of these short films go on to screen in festivals worldwide.

The 48 Hour Short Film Contest

Each fall, the Department of Film and the UNLV Short Film Archive sponsor the 48 Hour Film Fest at UNLV. Participants are given 48 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film. The finished films are screened in front of an audience and are voted on by a panel of judges that includes industry professionals. The winning film receives a grand prize and boasting rights.

Spring Flicks

Each spring for over twenty years, the Department of Film has been pleased to sponsor an annual festival to celebrate and showcase the art of short films. Spring Flicks is open to UNLV student filmmakers, UNLV alumni, and other filmmakers who are 18 years of age or older. The screenings for the festival are free and members of the public are welcome.