Submissions 2018-03-12T05:40:17+00:00

Now accepting submissions at Withoutabox and Filmfreeway

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 info@lvff.com, visit www.lvff.com and find the festival on facebook.com/lasvegasfilmfest, twitter.com/lvfilmfest, vimeo.com/lasvegasfilmfestival

Dates & Deadlines:
November 6, 2017- Opening Date, December 18, 2017 – Early, February 28, 2018 – Regular, March 31, 2018 – Late, April 16, 2018 – Notification Date, June 6 – 10, 2018 – Event Date

Categories & Fees:
Documentary – The documentary features US & International over 50 minutes in length. (Documentaries under 50 minutes should be submitted in the Short Film category)
Feature Film – Narrative feature films of any genre that have a total run time over 50 minutes in length, including domestic and international.
Short Film – A narrative short film of any genre, including domestic and international.
Local Cinema (Nevada Films) – Films that meet at least one of the following: (1) Filmed in the State of Nevada. (2) Are about the history and culture of Nevada or Las Vegas. (3) Key cast or crew (director, producer, screenwriter, lead actors) from Nevada.
Student Film – A short film that was written, directed or produced by student filmmakers.
Animation – Short and feature-length animations, narrative and experimental of any genre.
Wildcard “Experimental film” – an Experimental film can include art installations, shorts, and features. Non-narrative works of any runtime.
Young Cinema (18 or younger) – Film made by filmmakers 18 or under.

Awards & Prizes:
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! https://www.facebook.com/lasvegasfilmfest/videos/10154930546259833/ #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

Rules & Terms:
•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.