The 2nd Annual Nevada Women’s Film Festival returns to Las Vegas March 4-6, at the beautiful Springs Preserve!
Tickets on sale beginning Friday, January 8th.NWFFest is a project of the Nevada Women’s Film Collective, a nonprofit organization of academics and filmmakers from around the community. The mission of NWFFest is to celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film NWFFest takes place in March in honor of Women’s History Month. We are the only film festival in the state of Nevada to showcase women directors and women in key crew positions. Just as importantly, we seek stories with strong female characters or which otherwise depict women in a positive light.
The films selected this past festival in 2015 came from nine countries and included a mix of genres, including feature-length films, short films, documentaries, comedy and animation.
NWFFest 2016 will continue to expose issues that affect women all over the globe. We support a diversity of worldview, background, and experience. Although students and Nevada filmmakers will be highlighted, filmmakers of all genders from around the world are encouraged to submit their work.
NWFFest has begun a tradition of featuring an outstanding artist who will be named the “Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year.” This year the honor goes to Las Vegas filmmaker and philanthropist, Robin Greenspan. Her work will be showcased and she will be honored at our second annual Femmy Awards.
Other honorees will include Best Student Film, Best Documentary, Best Short Film and Best Female Protagonist.
NWFFest 2016 will also include a panel discussion and select scenes from The Track, directed by Brett Levner, starring Missy Yager (Mad Men) and Sam Trammell (True Blood, The Fault in Our Stars). The Track is a locally produced narrative feature-length film that exposes the prevalence and dangers of underage sex trafficking in Las Vegas. Our panel will include sex trafficking experts and survivors of the epidemic.
NWFFest 2016 will also include a panel on the Art of Costuming, as well as a Young Filmmakers’ Workshop.