Nevada’s largest film festival returns to take movie lovers on journeys from around the world. The 16th Annual Dam Short Film Festival will screen 146 short films in the historic Boulder City Theatre in Boulder City, Nevada. The Festival will kick off Thursday, February 13 at 12pm with the premiere of the new program block, Silver State Documentaries, featuring five unique stories from our state.
Following the screenings, Dam Short Film Festival will host the Award Winner Screening and Party Sunday, February 16 at 5:45pm with a red carpet for the filmmakers, a screening of a selection of the award-winning short films, followed by a party with bites and beverages and the awards ceremony.
WHEN: Dam Short Film Festival will screen each of the 146 short films Thursday, February 13 through Monday, February 17. Notable events include:
- Thursday, February 13
- 12pm – Dam Short Film Festival Officially Kicks Off
- 12pm – Premiere of the Silver State Documentaries program block
- 5pm – Filmmaker Soiree at the Boulder City Co. Store (525 Avenue B, Boulder City, NV 89005)
- Friday, February 14
- 6:30pm – Meet n Greet and Dam Short Film Festival’s 16th Birthday Bash at the American Legion Hall (508 California Ave, Boulder City, NV 89005)
- 8pm – Premiere of the Retrospective Program Block, featuring 40 Years of The Residents and a Q&A with Homer Flynn, manager and long-time friend of the group
- Saturday, February 15
- 7pm – 16th Dam Mixer at the Boulder Dam Brewing Co. (453 Nevada Hwy, Boulder City, NV 89005)
- Sunday, February 16
- 5:45pm – Award Winners Screening and Filmmaker Red Carpet
- 9pm – Awards Party at the Boulder Dam Hotel (1305 Arizona St, Boulder City, NV 89005)
- Monday, February 17
- 11am – Catch all the winning short films
WHERE: The Festival will be held at the Boulder City Theatre, located at 1225 Arizona Street, Boulder City, NV 89005.
ABOUT: Dam Short Film Festival, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2003 by Lee and Anita Lanier. The pair developed a love of short films while traveling to numerous film festivals in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Lee worked in film production and computer animation since 1989 and directed a half-dozen short films. In 2008, the festival moved to the historic Boulder Theatre. John LaBonney served as festival director from 2012 to 2019, expanding the scope of the event and reaching sell-out crowds. Today, the Dam Short Film Festival has become a traditional Southern Nevada cultural event that attracts thousands of visitors to Boulder City each February. The festival has welcomed scores of filmmakers from all over the world and has screened several thousand unique independent short films during its history. Sponsors include Railroad Pass and 174 Power Global. For more information visit damshortfilm.org; like on Facebook @damshortfilm; and follow on Twitter @damshortfilm and Instagram @damshortfilm.