- The virtual 18th Annual Dam Short Film Festival premiers on February 10, 2022.
- The Dam Short Film Festival’s virtual experience will offer viewers an on-demand screening experience.
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The Dam Short Film Society is proud to announce the films selected for the virtual 18th Annual Dam Short Film Festival premiering on February 10, 2022.
Offering all the great qualities of past festivals – including excellent and diverse programming; filmmaker Q&As; and scheduled virtual events that give audiences and filmmakers the opportunity to mix, mingle and learn about these original stories from around the world – the 2022 Festival remains COVID-friendly and more accessible than ever before.
“With over 140 excellent films in our 2022 Official Selection, this will be one of our best lineups yet,” said Tsvetelina Stefanova, Dam Short Film Festival Executive Director. “We are proud to say that we continue to thrive and break records, stepping up to the many challenges facing film festivals and the film industry around the world.”
The Dam Short Film Festival will premiere and screen 146 short films, broken down into 23 thematic 60- to 75-minute program blocks with categories including Animation, Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Horror, International, Love & Romance, and Underground. There will be an exciting music video program this year, showcasing 15 shorts from around the world! Sci-Fi is also strong, broken into two blocks with a total of 13 films. This year’s festival features films from a wide variety of countries like Iran, Estonia, Sudan, Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Austria, Korea, Australia, and many more.
The festival is also excited to feature “Road to Recovery,” the fourth documentary from the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services; and the music video Cameron Calloway – “China Blue,” by Nevada filmmaker Brett Levner; as well as German music video Space Chaser – “Remnants of Technology,” a spectacular thrash metal sci-fi production.
Powered by Eventive, the Dam Short Film Festival’s virtual experience will offer viewers an on-demand screening experience, with tickets sold for entire households to enjoy rather than per person, like in years past. Films will be available nationwide and the live-stream filmmaker Q&As will be available worldwide. All-access household passes to the entire Festival are available for $140, while household tickets to individual program blocks can be purchased for $14 each. For a full lineup of live-streaming events and to purchase passes, visit their website; the full virtual Festival catalog can be found HERE.
Dam Short Film Festival is supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the state of Nevada. Funding to support this organization has been provided by a grant from Nevada Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
About Dam Short Film Festival
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.