The Las Vegas International Film Festival is a celebration of cultural discovery, community, and the art of visual storytelling. Our goal is to offer a creative outlet for independent storytellers and connect them with creative professionals in Las Vegas. Each year, Las Vegas International Film Festival showcases films ranging from acclaimed directors, actors, and writers as well as first-time filmmakers. LVIFF Official selections include a collection of features, shorts, documentaries, music video and experimental films. LVIFF is a momentous occasion for our city as we connect with filmmakers and immerse them in the Las Vegas storytelling community. The festival includes an array of social engagements and screenings at Las Vegas theater venues. The daily filmmaker's parties and mixes offer an opportunity to connect with independent, local and professional filmmakers.
June 17, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 16, 2017
June 16, 2018
August 16, 2018
September 01, 2018
September 15, 2018 to September 17, 2018
Awards & Prizes:
Best Music Video
Best Fashion Film
Best Student Short
Best Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Best Local Short
Best Internet Shorts
Best Widescreenfest Award
Rules & Terms:
If you choose to submit by mail DVD/BluRays must be clearly labeled with the title of film contact information and tracking number.
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.
You may have multiple entries and submit to multiple categories.
Each entry must have its on submission fee.
We prefer submissions through here, vimeo, or electronically.
Do not mail in your submission or presskit, unless its requested by us.
No press kits are required for the initial submission process.
If film is accepted a press kit will be requested.
Make sure all submissions are postmarked by by the appropriate deadline.
All formats accepted.
We confirm receipt by email.
Works in progress are accepted.
Films, videos and scripts can be from any year.
Entries will not be returned.
The Official Selections will be announced approximately one month prior to the festival. Only filmmakers of accepted films will be notified.
You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless, including our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners, from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Las Vegas International Film Festival.
By submitting your film or screenplay into competition in the Las Vegas International Film Festival you agree that you have read, accept, will abide by all rules and regulations.