Join us for the 5th annual Nevada Women's Film Festival, March 21-25, 2019!
The festivities kick-off Thursday evening with Nevada Woman of Achievement recipient, the multi-talented international star, Susan Anton! Morning Blend’s JJ Snyder will sit down with Susan for an intriguing conversation about her incredible career appearing in hundreds of film, television and stage productions. Susan speaks truth to power. A reception that evening is sponsored by UNLV's Boyd School of Law.
The programming lineup this year includes 45 diverse films from ten countries, ranging from comedy, drama, doc, animation, experimental and horror. Local filmmakers, including UNLV & NSC students, will be highlighted. A Filmmakers’ Welcome Reception Friday evening will introduce our visitors to our creative local community.
The Vanguard Award this year goes to featured guest filmmakers, Jordana Spiro & Angelica Nwandu. On Saturday there will be a screening of their critically acclaimed project, Night Comes On, followed by a conversation with these pioneering filmmakers and Q&A session, hosted by Danette Tull.
Also on Saturday is a panel event: Sages of a New Age: How Social Media and Film Intersect. In this new age of technology, film is ever evolving. Social media plays a role in filmmaking in a way we have never seen before. A team of distinguished panelists including female filmmakers, film festival directors, film distributors and communication experts discuss the way social media and film intersect. Moderator, Dr. Heather Addison, Chair of UNLV’s Department of Film, will lead the discussion.
NWFFest concludes on Sunday with the 5th Annual Femmy Awards, a ceremony honoring the most outstanding filmmakers. Awards will include the Spirit of Activism, Best Female Protagonist, Best Animation, Best Nevada Filmmaker, Outstanding LGBTQ-themed, as well as student filmmaker, fiction and documentary awards.