Tomorrow marks the first day of the 2016 Dam Short Film Festival in beautiful Boulder City, Nevada. The Festival, which runs from February 10-13th, was created by the Dam Short Film Society, a non-profit Nevada corporation founded by Lee and Anita Lanier. Film categories include Drama, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Documentary, Animation, Student, and Nevada Filmmaker. The short films are grouped into 23 different programs, and this year there are 129 films being screened.
For those of you who have never been to Boulder City, or just want to get out of Vegas for a few hours, the Dam Short Film Festival is the perfect excuse to get away. Located about a half-hour southeast of downtown Las Vegas, Boulder City has a charming “Main Street USA” feel to it and sits right on border of Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam. While you’re there I would recommend you grab a burger and micro-brewed draft beer at the Boulder Dam Brewing Company and some fresh made desserts at Grandma Daisy’s. There’s also no shortage of antique and thrift stores to keep you occupied in between screenings.
If you’re interested in supporting Nevada Filmmakers, the “Nevada Filmmakers” portion of the Film Festival occurs Friday, February 12th at 8:00 pm and will screen films from up-and-coming Las Vegas filmmakers. Some of my favorite screenings at the Las Vegas Film Festival were the student films, and I’m happy that “Trivia Night“, directed by Michael Evans and starring Mabel Maultsby, Tom Peck, and Jeremy Boone, will be screening on Friday. I enjoyed “Trivia Night” at the Las Vegas Film Festival and am happy to see it featured on the lineup.
Tickets to each film program or showcase are $9 and may be purchased at the door during the event. 4-Day Passes are also available for $100. All screenings will be held at the Boulder Theatre at 1225 Arizona Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. The festival headquarters and Filmmaker/Press Lounge are located at the Boulder Dam Hotel at 1305 Arizona Street, Boulder City, NV 89005. For further information go to http://damshortfilm.org/.