We are excited to sponsor the 2022 Spring Flicks festival! All participants (cast and crew) should follow UNLV's guidelines for pandemic safety. Currently, masking and social distancing are not required in indoor or outdoor spaces.

Films will be screened in FDH 109 (the Flora Dungan Humanities Building) on UNLV's main campus on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23, 2022. Films will also be available for remote viewing by all participants from April 22 through April 29, 2022.

All participants must complete the submission form, which requests a downloadable film link; there is no entry fee. Participants may submit as individuals or teams, and can work on as many projects as they wish, although no filmmaker may enter more than 4 films with his/her name listed as director or co-director.

Films can be no more than 10 minutes in length, including credits. All genres and/or styles welcome. Each film requires a separate submission form.

All entries must include the following:

  1. A creative title
  2. Complete and accurate credits, including names and position(s) of all participant(s)
  3. Acknowledgement of UNLV FILM SPRING FLICKS 2022

Please Note: All filmmakers and attendees must adhere to the deadlines and policies of the festival and UNLV codes of conduct. UNLV is committed to providing a supportive environment free from harassment or discrimination.


Festival Rules

Overview, Fees, and Deadlines

The UNLV Department of Film is hosting the 2022 Spring Flicks film festival. All submissions must be received no later than April 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The film must be no longer than ten minutes in length, including credits; see details above. Screenings for an in-person audience will be held in FDH 109 on UNLV’s campus from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 22nd and 23rd. Films will also be accessible online.

A submitted entry form constitutes the agreement of the participant(s) to be bound by these festival rules and any other rules posted on the Department of Film website or announced during the festival.

Failure to abide by any festival rules may result in disqualification from the festival at the sole discretion of the event director, Heather Addison (heather.addison@unlv.edu).

Note: At the discretion of the director and coordinators, late entries or entries that exceed 10 minutes in length may be accepted for screening in the festival, though they may not be eligible for awards.

All filmmakers and attendees must adhere to the deadlines and policies of the festival and UNLV codes of conduct. UNLV is committed to providing a supportive environment free from harassment or discrimination.

Selection of Winning Entries

Following the submission of film entries by April 17, 2022, a panel of experts will judge the films, and the results will be announced on April 28, 2022, at the annual UNLV FILM Honors Celebration. The decision of the judges is final. (Note: The sole exception is audience awards, which will be determined each evening.)

If participants have any question as to whether the subject matter or content of their film is appropriate for an all-ages public screening, participants must notify Heather Addison (heather.addison@unlv.edu) at the time the film is submitted, so that the judges may make a determination regarding a screening of the project.

Tentative Awards To Be Given

  • Audience Award, Best Film, Voted by Audience Each Evening
  • Jury Award, Best Film: 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place
  • Jury Award, Best Directing
  • Jury Award, Best Lead Performance
  • Jury Award, Best Supporting Performance
  • Jury Award, Best Screenplay
  • Jury Award, Best Cinematography
  • Jury Award, Best Production Design
  • Jury Award, Best Costumes
  • Jury Award, Best Sound
  • Jury Award, Best Original Music
  • Jury Award, Best Editing

Note: Monetary prizes are designated for current UNLV Department of Film students or alumni who graduated within the last two years (2020 or later).

Use of Film and Intellectual Property Rights

Participants are solely responsible for protecting any intellectual property rights the participants may have in their contest entry, and are further solely responsible for obtaining permission, or otherwise complying with intellectual property laws pertaining to the film’s content (such as use of music, literary and other artistic expression of others). Participants, on behalf of themselves and their cast and crew, agree that the UNLV Department of Film is given non-exclusive express permission to make and maintain copies of films and to use the films, along with names of participants and winners, as part of advertising of the competition, and for other instructional, educational and historical purposes without any compensation to participants or their cast and crew.

Legal Issues

The festival is void where prohibited by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. All Participants, including cast and crew, assume liability for all costs, damages and injuries related in any way to participation in this contest, and agree to indemnify the contest director and the NSHE Board of Regents and UNLV from any and all such costs, damages and injuries, including any claims of violation of copyright law. UNLV will not be providing insurance for the Participants, or their cast and crew, and Participants are encouraged to obtain insurance on their own behalf. Participants, on behalf of themselves and their cast and crew, release the Board of Regents, UNLV and their respective employees, officers and agents, as well as the judges, from any and all liability from injury, cost and damage resulting from participation in the contest. Participants agree that they will not use any cast and crew members unless the cast and crew members have reviewed these Festival Rules and have agreed to their terms.