2012 Las Vegas Film Festival underway this weekend
The fifth annual Las Vegas Film Festival runs through Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel. Video by ktnv.comvideo
The fifth annual Las Vegas Film Festival runs through Sunday, July 22, 2012 at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel. The four day event will showcase more than 60 original films and documentaries, bringing inspiring culture and creativity to the Las Vegas arts and entertainment community.
On Saturday, July 21, a special screening of the feature film An Officer and a Gentleman will be shown in the LVH Theater, celebrating the 30 year anniversary-followed by a presentation of the 2012 Indie Icon Award to the film's critically acclaimed star, Louis Gossett Jr.; also known for such coveted films as The Punisher, Toy Soldiers, Iron Eagle and more.
Other notable films to be screened at the festival include: Frankie Go Boom, a feature film starring Ron Perlman, Sam Anderson and Lizzy Caplan; 26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story, an ESPN Documentary film; Shoot the Moon, a 2012 Cannes Film Festival selection; In Mexico, a short film written, produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker Ash Adams; Louder than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story, a 2012 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Premiere and 2012 Music City Films at Nashville Film Festival Premiere; Marley, a documentary defining Bob Marley's universal appeal and impact on music history and his role as a social and political prophet; and Servitude, a 2012 Newport Beach Film Festival Official Selection feature.
For the third year in a row, the festival will showcase a collection of short films by student filmmakers from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and the College of Southern Nevada at noon on Saturday, July 21.
In addition to the film screenings, the festival will host exclusive Las Vegas premieres, red carpet parties, VIP parties and galas; interactive filmmaker panels, a screenplay competition and a closing awards ceremony on Sunday, July 22. The festival will showcase award-winning feature films, shorts, foreign films, documentaries and animation highlighting the talents of some of the newest and brightest cinematic innovators from around the world.
Tickets for the festival start at $10 for individual screenings, the all-day film pass which includes admittance to all films in a single day for $75 and the High Roller Pass for $150 which includes priority admittance to all films, short film blocks, panels, seminars, parties, special events, and award ceremonies throughout the festival. For more information and to purchase tickets to film screenings, filmmaker panels and parties, please visit http://2012lvfilmfest.eventbrite.com.