The Silver State Film Festival will be held at Century Orleans 18 and XD October 27-30, 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 27-30, 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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  • Thank you for screening my film "Bill Murray Lost in Berlinale" in Las Vegas. I did not make it to Las Vegas, but I did make it to the Golden State Film Festival which is organized by the same team with the same festival strategy. I think that Peter Greene and his team are doing a great job for independent filmmakers making it possible for them to show their work in these amazing venues. Any festival organized by Peter Greene and Jon Gursha is based on my experience worth investing in. The only downside is the 10 am time slot for international filmmakers. It is very difficult to get the audience to come to the cinema that early - especially in the middle of the week. International filmmakers, like myself, also travel for many hours to get to the festival. Since the festival doesn't cover the costs of traveling and accommodation, it would still be a good idea to announce participants a bit earlier, so that international filmmakers have time to book their tickets at a moderate price and get some costs covered by the local cultural centers - at least in Europe we have some of these options. International films are almost never screened in LA - that is what a local producer told me at the film festival, and I presume that the same thing goes for Las Vegas, so for international filmmakers, it is a great opportunity to have a chance to show their work to an American audience in these amazing venues - and it seems that local independent filmmakers see it as a great opportunity as well, but 10 am is a "No-Go".

    January 2023
  • I appreciate the opportunity to participate in this festival. It was a very pleasant atmosphere with friendly people. Great venue. Thank You, Peter

    December 2022
  • Though we where unable to attend, the communication from the festival and Peter was stellar throughout the whole process. We are very proud to have screened our short film Wayne, at the Silver State Film Festival.

    November 2022
  • jamie tran

    Super fun venue and films selected! Jon and Peter running the program are a great team!

    November 2022
  • Shaun Rylee

    Silver State is one of the few film festivals we have in Las Vegas that aren't limited to one genre, where we can see our work on the bigscreen with an audience. Thank you for acknowledging my work with an Audience Choice award and feature screenplay win for drama thriller. Communication is very thorough and it's nice to have a kickoff event with other filmmakers. The festival itself also provides great networking with friendly, talented filmmakers. The only thing I'd mention otherwise would be I would love to see our projects' Status updated here on FilmFreeway, as that makes a difference on our filmmaker profiles & dashboard. :)

    November 2022