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Department of Film News

The department of film offers students the exciting opportunity to study film in the heart of Las Vegas, “The Entertainment Capital of the World.” Our efforts contribute to UNLV’s status as a premier metropolitan research university by adapting traditional film education values to meet the needs of individuals, communities, and industries in the 21st century.

Current Film News

Arts and Culture | October 21, 2020

As winner of this prestigious, highly competitive award, Gresham receives $20,000.

Arts and Culture | October 19, 2020

The live Zoom chat with Huertas, who plays Miguel Rivas on the hit NBC series, is open to the UNLV community.

Arts and Culture | September 29, 2020

The award-winning actor, who has starred in such films as Reservoir Dogs, Thelma & Louise, The Hateful Eight, and many others, will do a live Zoom chat open to all UNLV students.

Arts and Culture | September 21, 2020

The winner of this prestigious, highly competitive award receives $20,000 and will be revealed in January.

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People | July 20, 2020

The director-writer-actor, known for his "Naked Guy" role on TV, takes a queue from Orson Welles to launch podcast series with UNLV students.

Computer Science Faculty-In-Residence Jorge Fonseca by server racks.
People | April 27, 2020

Fueled by a long-time curiosity, this alumnus-turned-professor considers his role at UNLV not as a full-time job, but a full-time hobby.

Film In The News

National Endowment for the Humanities
April 10, 2020

UNLV’s University Libraries and department of film received a $271,580 National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Award for their project, “Inventing Hollywood: Preserving and Providing Access to the Papers of Renegade Genius Howard Hughes.” Project co-leaders Heather Addison, chair of the UNLV department of film, and Cyndi Shein, head of special collections’ technical services at UNLV Libraries, reflect on the importance of preserving the collection.

Las Vegas Review Journal
April 9, 2020

Long before he was an aviation magnate, a casino owner or a world-famous recluse, Howard Hughes was a fixture in Hollywood.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 10, 2020

From famous films like "Casino" and "The Hangover" taking place in Las Vegas, to notable film programs at UNLV, CSN and Nevada State College, it's no doubt this city has a strong connection to the film world.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 6, 2020

Following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in 2015, the Academy set a goal of doubling the number of diverse members by 2020 to avoid another backlash.

Yahoo!
February 4, 2020

Aspiring filmmakers study film at UNLV.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
February 4, 2020

UNLV students sitting in Professor Brett Levner's classroom learn the ins and outs of building a film crew. Beyond the pen and paper, the students have big dreams of breaking into the film industry.

Recent Film Accomplishments

October 6, 2020
Francisco Menendez (Film) recently won the CILECT Teaching Award for 2020. The inauguration will be held online at the organization's general assembly Nov. 13. The non-profit association known as the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) was formed at Cannes in May 1955, with the participation of...
August 4, 2020
Diana Eden (Film) is the author of the book Stars in Their Underwear: My Unpredictable Journey from Broadway Dancer to Costume Designer for Some of Hollywood's Biggest Stars. It chronicles her life as a costume designer for Las Vegas shows and Hollywood TV and films. Su Kim Chung of UNLV Libraries' Special Collections & Archives, facilitated...
May 4, 2020
Brett Levner (Film) received the 2020 CSUN Faculty Achievement Award for the College of Fine Arts. The award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events.
March 11, 2020
The CSUN Faculty Achievement Award recognizes faculty members for outstanding dedication to students through advising, classroom instruction, mentorship, or special events. Those receiving the award in 2020 are: William Ramsey, College of Liberal Arts, department of philosophy Caitlin Saladino, Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Lincy Institute...
March 2, 2020
Student Diversity & Social Justice hosted the second annual Black Carpet Awards, an event designed to recognize the contributions of black students, staff, faculty, and community partners. The following individuals and organizations were award recipients: Pre-law student Candace Mays, the Audre Lorde Student Leadership Award Film and theatre...
April 19, 2019
Toni Repetti (Hospitality), Philip Rushe (English), Dale Melgaard (Film), Tyler Maatallah (Urban Studies), and Ashamii Henderson (Psychology) served as panelists at the 2019 Office of Online Education's Lessons Learned Lunch last month. The panelists shared their experiences as online teachers and learners with faculty who will be developing and...