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, the department of film and the UNLV Short Film Archive sponsor Spring Flicks — the annual short film festival at UNLV. The goal is to promote the art and importance of the short film and to celebrate and showcase the filmmakers who make them. Spring Flicks is open to UNLV student filmmakers, UNLV alumni, and other filmmakers. The screenings are free and open to the public.