The Nevada Women’s Film Festival runs June 22-28
Although the originally scheduled 2020 Nevada Women’s Film Festival was postponed thanks to the coronavirus shut down just days before it was set to begin at UNLV in March, the sixth annual event has shifted to an online edition, with all of its programming now available via nwffest.com. Individual feature films and shorts programs can be viewed anytime between now and June 28, and Q&A sessions with filmmakers will be streaming live June 25-28. I had the chance to preview about three-quarters of the line-up, and below are my picks for the best movies to stream during the festival.
“Ingenue” (Shorts Program 2, Q&A June 25, 6 p.m.)
Probably my favorite short of the ones I watched is this well-acted, surprisingly spooky horror film about an aspiring actress who moves into a Hollywood apartment haunted by the spirit of a long-dead starlet. It’s a basic and fairly predictable premise that’s effectively executed, with a strong lead performance from Nell Nakkan and some genuinely scary images.