The Las Vegas Film Festival is a community of filmmakers and film-lovers drawn to the unique, curious and cultivating environment that is Las Vegas. The LVFF pushes the boundaries of cinema, annually presenting work by passionate, rebellious, and wild storytellers to an audience of local and national filmmakers, film lovers, journalists, and film industry representatives. For more information, please email, visit and find the festival on,,

The Las Vegas Film Festival recognizes filmmaking achievement through juried and balloted awards. Thanks to our jury members from 2017, Thomas Mahoney, Chuck Akin, and Lou Taylor Pucci, who spent hours enjoying the films. We hope to see you and new faces next year! Here’s a special announcement from Lou Pucci for this year’s festival winners! #LVFF

Best Short -- Shy Guys
Best Animation -- Pussy
Best Vegas Cinema -- Mary Shelley’s Frankenweed
Audience Award Music Video Lab -- Christina Najar/Scartoon
Best Music Video -- Terror (from Steady Holiday)
Best Wildcard -- 5 Stages of Dying
Best Documentary -- The Rabbit Hunt
Best Feature -- Gook
Best in Show -- American Paradise

•More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted separately.
•Films produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles or be dubbed in English. (unless special arrangements have been made with festival).
•Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, permits necessary to present their work.
•The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.

Overall Rating
  • Nick and Zack Byer

    Greatest Festival this side of the Misses Hippie!

    June 2017
  • Clinton Cornwell

    Great fest in the amazing Downtown Las Vegas area. A lot of fun parties and events and a very well programmed festival. Lots of great films and filmmakers to match!

    March 2017
  • Ozzy Villazon

    A fun, diverse, unique festival. They treat their filmmakers like good friends. We enjoyed the events and meeting the other artists there at their mixers. This is one of my favorite film festivals I have ever participated in and I hope to be back soon.

    September 2016
  • alex simmons

    We had a great time at LVFF and everybody on the staff were amazing. Would love to come back with our next film.

    July 2016

    This festival is easily one of my favorites. They take great care of the filmmakers and have amazing parties. Such a great experience! Definitely submitting here again next time!

    June 2016