The 8th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival returns to fabulous Las Vegas June 23-26, 2022.

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 from "Empty By Design," by Andrea Walter (NWFFest Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year, 2020).

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
Best Experimental Film
Audience Favorite
Honorees: Vanguard Award, Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year, Nevada Woman of Achievement

Submissions are open until 11:59pm, March 30, 2022. But don't wait until then:

Early bird submission is $15 through October 31st, 2021!
Regular submission is $25 thru December 31st, 2021.
Late submission is $50 thru February 28th, 2022.
Extended late submission is $100 thru March 31st, 2022.
Notification date is April 17th, 2022

The pandemic guidelines next summer will determine whether this festival will be in-person or virtual. Our in-person tech requirements are as follows:
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.

Ticket and venue information coming soon.

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

Overall Rating
  • Many thanks to Nikki –°orda for appreciating our film! We took part in the Nevada Women's Film Festival for the first time and did not expect that Mother of the Apostles will receive the highest rating - Best Film! Unfortunately, we could not fly to you across the ocean, but we were always surrounded by your care and attention. You are a fantastic team! We wish you every success!

    July 2021
  • Katie Green

    Nikki Corda and all the team were really fantastic. We were so privileged to have our student film accepted, and win an award! We'll definitely be submitting again next year, particularly as we are so proud of our student women directors, and this is the perfect forum for their films.

    July 2021
  • Jens Diestel

    A very amazing festival. Count me as a fan!

    July 2021
  • We was excited about our trip to Vegas and glad that they chose our film The Shooting Star, the 30 minute version to be a part of their festival. Their team had done a great job in preparing for this festival. I know we was excited about it, but the sad thing about it I ended up sick and couldn't even do the interview. So I am looking forward to next year festival and presenting the 60 minute film of The Shooting Star. So I encourage all you film makers out there if you want to get a taste of Hollywood submit your film to this festival. And you can experience this great excitement as I and others have.

    July 2021
  • Rebekah Louisa Smith

    This is one of the world's best women's film festivals. It's a gem and I love the organization and commitment. Thank you for screening our films THE CUNNING MAN & KINDRED

    July 2021