The Silver State Film Festival will be held at Century Orleans 18 and XD October 27-31, 2022, at The Orleans Hotel and Casino The festival facilitates the screenings of independent films from around the world in Fabulous Las Vegas.

Century Orleans 18 and XD Screenings
October 28-31, 2022

Opening Night Party
October 27, 2022

Orleans Hotel and Casino
Century Orleans 18 and XD

Silver State Film Festival is an independent film festival held in Las Vegas Nevada every year. The Festival prides itself as a venue for independent filmmakers from around the world. The festival originators are proud to bring independent films and filmmakers from around the world to the Silver State of Nevada.

Submissions are open to independent filmmakers from around the world.

Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee an award or prize.

Submission fees are nonrefundable. Silver State Film Festival reserves the right to change our programming and event parties without notice.

Awards and Prizes to be announced

Submissions are open!
Submitting your film does not guarantee festival acceptance or screening. Acceptance into the festival does not guarantee an award or prize. Submission fees are nonrefundable. Silver State Film Festival reserves the right to change our programming and event parties without notice.

Silver State Film Festival and or vendors, employees contractors or anyone related to the film festival is not responsible for travel related losses, travel costs or any costs associated with attending the festival or any costs or expenses related to changes in programing including change in venue and dates and times.

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  • Jack Skyyler

    Had a great experience at the Festival!

    January 2022
  • Patrick Lazzara

    Loved this Festival. Got to screen my short film Restless on the big screen in Las Vegas where I grew up. It's great to be recognized for your work. Peter and Jon are great!

    November 2021
  • Barbara Peikert

    Professional, clear, straightforward and very helpful online organization with many opportunities also for all those affected by the pandemic restriction. Thank you for the highly appreciated cinema festival presentation at Century Orleans 18 and XD. I am very honored and thrilled to receive Periplaneta's Best Experimental Music Video Award from SSFF in Las Vegas.

    November 2021
  • The Silver State Film Fest is properly named for the state where money flows like a raft on the white rapids. Due to COVID, the fest was less populated at the Orleans Casino this year. Still, meeting with other filmmakers and writers was like a meeting before our next battle to accomplish filling theaters with laughter, wet eyes, nail biters, and SCREAMERS... Silver State Film Fest was great in bringing us together to learn from each others’ trials and tribulations... Nevada is rich in stories begging to be told such as historical rowdy pioneers, worldwide gamblers, haunted living ghost towns, and the poor extraterrestrials imprisoned in Area 51... I recommend this festival to any new future attendees.

    November 2021
  • One of the worst film festival experiences.

    I have attended 10 film festivals and this by far was the worst. I was accepted into the festival and my film did not even screen if you can believe it. I emailed the festival the day of my arrival asking if there would be a Q&A following my film's screening and I get a call from and this is how the convo went:
    Festival: "Hey we can't screen your film, there's a problem with your DCP."
    Me: "Ok why didn't you tell me about this earlier?"
    Festival: "Well we found out yesterday."
    Me: "Ok why didn't you tell me about this yesterday?"
    Festival: "Well we found out late yesterday."
    I tried to do everything, and then I get another call from the festival saying:
    "Yeah your DCP won't work. You know every theater's system is different so that's why."
    The exact reason for a DCP is so it can play at Tel Aviv, Atlanta, Mexico City, etc. Also my DCP had been screened and tested at Dallas, Kansas City and Mississippi and did fine.
    I showed up to the festival after sending an MP4 file of my film and they could never figure out how to get it to play.

    No apology or anything. I traveled all the way from Louisiana to the festival as well. I'll never submit to this place again and they should ashamed of themselves.

    November 2021