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 brings moviegoers back to The Dam Short Film Festival season after season.
At the Dam Short Film Festival, it’s the audience that chooses the award winners. After each screening, audience members receive a voting chip and struggle 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.
2018 Dam Short Film Festival Awards
Best Nevada Filmmaker
Best Music Video
Best of the Fest
Final Draft Best Screenplay
Leslie Paige Award for Excellence in Short Filmmaking
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 prizes.