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Dam Short Film Festival

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.

Best Drama
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Comedy
Best Sci-Fi/Horror
Best Nevada Filmmaker
Best Student
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.

Boulder Theatre



Best Dam Wine Walk

Presented by the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce, this monthly event offers the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious wines while exploring the unique shops in historic downtown Boulder City.

How much:
$25 for 1
$45 per couple

  • Get $5 off if you bring back a previous Best Dam Wine Walk glass.

*Please note – You MUST have your ID on you to participate in this event.

Check in begins at 4 pm by THE FLYING SAUCER – 441 Nevada Way

Event runs from 4 pm – 8 pm

Cash and Credit Cards Accepted

*Not all locations serve wine. Some offer discounts, water and Some offer pre-packaged snacks….you never know what awaits you at your next stop!

Best Dam Hotel Package @ Hoover Dam Lodge
$133.00 + tax Per Couple

Room for the evening
Transport to and from the Best Dam Wine Walk – provided by Silver Rider
2 wine walk admissions

To Book Your Package:
Contact the Hoover Dam Lodge directly at (702) 293-5000

A Couple Other Locations Are Offering 10% off during Best Dam Wine Walk Events:

Boulder Dam Hotel
Nevada Inn

Boulder City Damboree Celebration

68th Annual Boulder City Damboree Celebration
“Lighting the Way”
Monday, July 4th

7 a.m.
Rotary Pancake Breakfast at Bicentennial Park located at 1100 Colorado Street
9 a.m.
Flyover by the Boulder City Veteran’s Flying Group
Parade begins at Colorado Street, down Nevada Highway to 5th Street, to Broadbent Memorial Park at Avenue B and 6th Street
Water Zone – The only location for water play on the parade route starts at Avenue A to Avenue B and Avenue B to the end of the parade at 6th Street. If you want to engage in water play, you must be at this location. No water play will be allowed at any other location on the parade route. No water balloons will be allowed.

Festivities at Broadbent Memorial Park – 1301 5th Street

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Midway booths
Food, drinks and games (Presented by nonprofit groups)
11 a.m.
Damboree Ceremonies
Flag raising and national anthem (Presentation of parade trophies and greetings by dignitaries)
11:30 a.m.
Coin toss at the pool (Admission: price to the pool)
Games and contests (Sponsored by the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department)
1 p.m.
Games and contests (Sponsored by the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department)
4 – 11 p.m.
Festivities at Veteran’s Memorial Park located at 1650 Buchanan Boulevard
$10 Parking
6 to 8:45 p.m.
Music – DJ Mike Pacini
Food, games and water park
9:00 p.m.    FIREWORKS SHOW
9:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Music – DJ Mike Pacini

For more information, contact the Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department at (702) 293-9256 or by email at