The 7th Annual Nevada Women's Film Festival returns to fabulous Las Vegas in June, 2021.

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
Audience Favorite
Nevada Woman Filmmaker of the Year & Nevada Student Filmmaker of the Year

Submissions are open until 11:59pm, March 30, 2021. But don't wait until then:

Early bird submission is $15 through October 31st, 2020!
Regular submission is $25 thru December 31st, 2020.
Late submission is $50 thru February 28th, 2021.
Extended late submission is $100 thru March 31st, 2021.
Notification date is April 15th, 2021

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
  • Aleksandra Nestorov

    I was happy to participate and thankful for kindness, support and opportunity to enjoy amazing artwork of female filmmakers from all around the globe. Good luck, NWFF!

    June 2020
  • Kim Jansson

    Thank you for including my film this year, great solution to make an on line-festival. To make it happen a year like this is awesome!

    June 2020
  • great festival. i'm so proud to be involved in such great festival

    April 2020
  • Nella Citino

    This a frustrating situation we are all in for 2020 but I can say for certain that the communication and hospitality with this film festival was exceptional. I am forever grateful that my film was chosen. The virtual experience was positive and fun. I hope I can actually attend this festival someday.

    March 2020
  • It seems strange to write this review of the NWFF in a year where everything, including the festival itself, has been postponed indefinitely. But I already have a great deal of good to say about it. Nikki and Kelsie have been communicative, helpful and kind. It is clear the festival will be a great one when it happens, and I'll be proud to be a part of it.

    March 2020