The 5th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival returns to Las Vegas March 21-24, 2019, in honor of Women's History Month.

NWFFest is an annual event to celebrate and support the fair representation of women in film. We invite submissions from all genres, shorts and features, fiction, documentary and animation.

We are the only festival in the state of Nevada to showcase women directors and women in key creative positions. We also seek stories with strong and complex female characters or which otherwise depict women in a positive light.

We support a diversity of worldview, background, and experience. Filmmakers of all genders from all over the world are encouraged to submit to the festival.

Cover image of Kasha Sequoia Slavner filming "The Sunrise Storyteller," our "Spirit of Activism" winner, 2018.

Best Feature, Fiction
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Fiction
Best Short Documentary
Best Female Protagonist
Spirit of Activism Award
Best LGBTQ Themed Film
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year & Nevada Student Filmmaker of the Year

Submissions are open until 11:59pm, December 31, 2018. But don't wait until then:

Summer Early bird submission is $15 through August 31st, 2018!
Regular submission is $25 thru October 31st, 2018.
Late submission is $50 thru November 30th, 2018.
Extended late submission is $100 thru December 31st, 2018.
Notification date is January 15, 2019

Exhibition format: DCP is required per the festival venue. If selected filmmakers cannot provide their own DCP, conversion can be provided with a fee ($6/minute with a $50 minimum). In such case, a .mov/.mp4 file will be accepted.

Our festival takes place at the Eclipse Theaters. Ticket information will be available in January.

Filmmakers are responsible for their own travel arrangements, but we will have assistance available to help. More information coming soon.

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  • Kasha Sequoia Slavner

    Had a great time at this festival and can't thank everyone enough! The team of hardworking, passionate women really made this festival a great experience. The films were well curated. Loved their platform for female-centric films. Would definitely recommend submitting to the Nevada Women's Film Festival. A great opportunity for me to network with other female filmmakers too!

    May 2018
  • I had a wonderful time at the Nevada Women's Film Festival. I met a few wonderful people and received great feedback that will assist me with my future endeavors. This is a great home for new filmmakers!

    April 2018
  • Had a GREAT time at this festival! The quality of the movie theater (and reclining seats) alone was worth the trip to Vegas. Perfect location, central to everything, and such a wonderful and helpful staff. I met so many like minded filmmakers and saw some incredible films. Shout out to the wonderful women who organize this festival, it's only been around for a few years and they were able to get a full house for almost every screening.

    April 2018
  • Carolyn Saunders

    I wasn't able to attend, but communication was very good and I was very happy to be selected. I wish I'd been able to make it.

    May 2017
  • Stevie Jackson

    We were delighted to be included in the Nevada Women's Film Festival! Thanks for supporting women's voices in film.

    April 2017