Racing across the galaxy to save a planet, solving the mystery of a missing fortune cookie, or overcoming disabilities to run a marathon up a mountainside: we’ve presented thousands of amazing films on our screen over the years. The creativity of independent filmmakers making the films they want to make and telling the stories they want to tell inspires everyone that sees them and brings moviegoers back to The Dam Short Film Festival season after season.
While our Selection Committee struggles to refine the schedule each year, it’s the audience that chooses the award winners. After each screening, each audience member is presented with a voting chip and struggles to select a favorite film of the program. Festival organizers tabulate the results, and the best films take home the one-of-a-kind awards, each hand-crafted by a local artist.
2017 Dam Short Film Festival Awards
Best Nevada Filmmaker
Final Draft Best Screenplay
Best of the Fest
On the final night of the festival, the anticipation builds as everyone gathers for the Best of the Fest Award Winner Screening, when the winners are finally revealed and the top films claim their prize.