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
This year, the university honors both 2020 and 2021 recipients - and the line-up of Las Vergas luminaries couldn't be brighter!
As winner of this prestigious, highly competitive award, Gresham receives $20,000.
The live Zoom chat with Huertas, who plays Miguel Rivas on the hit NBC series, is open to the UNLV community.
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.
The winner of this prestigious, highly competitive award receives $20,000 and will be revealed in January.
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.
Film In The News
Film festivals, each unique from the next, are events held across the world to showcase, judge, and analyze movies. Film festivals are a customizable experience that is great for movie lovers and those just looking for something to do. On the surface, there is the daunting task of choosing one of the many movies, varying times, and often multiple theaters, but what often isn’t thought about is how to make the experience better and more memorable no matter what film festival or even movie you’re going to. Having seen my fair share of movies during my study abroad in San Sebastián, Spain are my top three tips to getting the most out of your next film festival.
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.
Long before he was an aviation magnate, a casino owner or a world-famous recluse, Howard Hughes was a fixture in Hollywood.
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.
Following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in 2015, the Academy set a goal of doubling the number of diverse members by 2020 to avoid another backlash.
Aspiring filmmakers study film at UNLV.