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Dam Short Film Festival
An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until February 11, 2018
Join us February 8-11, 2018 for the 14th Annual Dam Short Film Festival!
Nevada’s Largest Film Festival
Each February, filmmakers and film fans travel from all over the world and descend upon Boulder City, Nevada and celebrate the art of short film. Nevada’s favorite cultural event, the 14th Annual Dam Short Film Festival will present over 100 short films in all styles and genres.
100+ Short Films
Categories for the 14th Annual Dam Short Film Festival include Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Sci-Fi/Horror, Animation, Student, Music Video, and Nevada Filmmaker, presented in 20+ thematic program blocks over four days. It’s an experience that’s guaranteed to enlighten, entertain, and inspire.
2018 DAM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS
Best Nevada Filmmaker
Best Music Video
Best of the Fest
Final Draft Best Screenplay
Leslie Paige Award for Excellence in Short Filmmaking
The Boulder Theatre
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Boulder Theatre provides a very special venue for all of the festival’s screenings. The Boulder Theatre was built in 1933 by Fox Theaters and was the only air-conditioned building in town, serving as Boulder City’s movie house for many years. No longer able to compete against the large cineplexes of Las Vegas, the quaint theatre eventually shuttered its doors and was subsequently purchased by actor/musician Desi Arnaz Jr. and his wife Amy in 1997, who restored the building to its former glory.
Projecting all its films in Digital Cinema Package format, the 400-seat Boulder Theatre is the permanent home of The Dam Short Film Festival.