The 9th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival returns to fabulous Las Vegas June 22-25, 2023.
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
Honorees: Vanguard Award, Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year, Nevada Woman of Achievement
Submissions are open until 11:59pm, March 30, 2023. But don't wait until then:
Early bird submission is $15 through October 31st, 2022!
Regular submission is $25 thru December 31st, 2022.
Late submission is $50 thru February 28th, 2023.
Extended late submission is $100 thru March 31st, 2023.
Notification date is April 17th, 2023
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 or .mov/.mp4 is required per festival venue requirements.
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.