2017 LAUGHLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WINNERS
BEST MUSIC VIDEO: BACK INTO THE DARK - Dir. David Rosen
BEST ANIMATION VIDEO: REVELATION: The City of Haze - Dir. Lu Sun
FILMMAKING FOR HUMANITY AWARD: I AM STILL HERE - Dir. Mischa Marcus
BEST EXPERIMENTAL WORK: PALPITATIONS OF DUST - Dir. Ann Huang
BEST HORROR FILM: WALK WITH THE DEVIL - Dir. Alison Hall
BEST YOUTH FILM (DESERT DREAMS STUDIOS PICK): VALERIE - Dir. Peter Grema
BEST YOUTH SHORT FILM (LIFF): PICNIC PERFECT - Dir. Cal Thacher
BEST ACTRESS SHORT FILM: ELIZABETH YODER - FILM: SANVEAN
BEST ACTOR SHORT FILM: VIC MAY - FILM: ADRIFT
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION VALUE: BLASTED - Dir. Christian Klein
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: BLOODSUCKA JONES vs. THE CREEPING DEATH - Dir. Justin Armao
BEST SPOOF/TWIST FILM: SWIPED - Dir. Joseph Kahn
BEST CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT: LOVERS - Dir. Nell Teare
BEST WEB SERIES/PILOT: UNCLE OSCAR - Dir. Zack Abramowitz
BEST STORYTELLING: THE ADVENTURES OF LUCY - Dir. Teddy Valentovich
BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM: CANDICE AND PETER'S SMOKIN' HOT DATE - Dir. Leanne Melissa Bishop & Michael P. Mason
BEST UNIVERSITY FILM: VISITORS - Dir. Alon Juwai
BEST LOCAL FILM: OF SOUND MIND - Dir. Brian Lee Brown
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY: BEHIND THE WOODS AND ACROSS THE SEA - Dir. Douglas Phillips
BEST ACTRESS FEATURE FILM: ELAINE PARTNOW - FILM: SLIPAWAY
BEST ACTOR FEATURE FILM: ROBERT SHEEHAN - Film: THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE
BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM: TO DREAM - Dir. Nicole Albarelli
BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: SAINTS OF SIN - Dir. Aniruddha Oni Sen
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM: FLESH AND BLOOD - Dir. Tamar Ben Chaim
BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM: THE IMPOSSIBLE JOY - Dir. Karl Richter
HARRY “BUD” HOLLAND AWARD: GENOME - Dir. Canyon DiMare
BEST SCI-FI: REAL ARTISTS - Dir. Cameo Wood
BEST SOUND TRACK: 66 & NOWHERE - Dir. Eric Mclanahan
BEST EXTREME SPORT FILM: LIFTED: A SKI DOCUMENTARY FOR THE REST OF US - Dir. Oly Mingo
BEST CRIME FILM: STRING! - Dir. Stellan Kendrick
TROPICANA BEST UNIVERSITY FILM: THE ADVENTURES OF LUCY - Dir. Teddy Valentovich
LIFF “BIG DREAMS” AWARD IN MEMORY OF DAVE DAVIDSON: LAJUAN JOHNSON
2017 LIFF PICK: THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE - Dir. Ari Gold
LIFF 2017 DIRECTOR AWARD: SCOTT BALLARD - FILM: Death On A Rock
BEST U.S. SHORT FILM: LOVERS - Dir. Nell Teare
BEST U.S. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM: STRAIGHT FROM THE PEN - Dir. Paul Sutton
BEST U.S. NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM: BUTTERFLY CAUGHT - Dir. Manny Rodriguez Jr.
LIFF 2017 GRAND JURY PRIZE: THE IMPOSSIBLE JOY - Dir. Karl Richter
SHORT FILM AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: TBA
FEATURE FILM AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: TBA
SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS:
EVA LOUIS & TOY TAYLOR - Interviewing 101 Workshop
WILL & SARA WALLACE - Working with Actors/Casting Workshop
IVAN - Dir. Bernardo Lopes
LAUREN HIGBIE - Dir. Andrea Bensussen
THE BLIND CENTER - Dir. Tim Cruz & Writer/Lead Actress - Lindsay Nyman
OFFICIAL 2017 FILM & EVENT SCHEDULE
2017 EVENT SCHEDULE
The 6th Annual Laughlin International Film Festival is coming this October 12-15, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada. LIFF is screening over 100 Independent Films including Feature Length, Short Films, Documentaries, Music Videos, University and Youth Films.
FESTIVAL PASSES & TICKETS
All Festival Passes and Event Tickets are now on-Sale at the LIFF SALES PAGE. LIFF offers an All-Inclusive VIP Pass, an All-Screening Festival Pass, as well as individual day and individual event tickets. Tickets for individual films will be sold during the festival at the LIFF Sales booth in front of the Movie Theaters.
HOTEL & TRAVEL
LIFF's Host Hotel Tropicana Laughlin provides Filmmakers with discounted Room rates! LIFF also offers a Shuttle bus from Los Angeles, CA to Laughlin, NV. LIFF has confirmed attendance from Filmmakers coming from as far away as Portugal! We look forward to seeing all our Filmmakers & Friends in Laughlin.
The 6th Annual
Laughlin International Film Festival
October 12 - 15, 2017- Laughlin, Nevada
Are you ready?
The Laughlin International Film Festival (LIFF) creates an exciting, professional and prestigious event that operates as an annual platform for U.S. and International filmmakers to showcase their films, network with fellow filmmakers and enjoy the casinos and attractions of Laughlin, Nevada. Films are screened in state-of-the-art digital theaters in the heart of Laughlin over four days, in conjunction with social networking events, film workshops/panels, parties and our annual Saturday Night Awards Show. The LIFF Team is working with the local Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas, Laughlin Outlet Center and our Host casino the Tropicana Laughlin to bring you an exciting and unique event that you don't want to miss!
Laughlin, Nevada sits on the Colorado River across from Bullhead City, Arizona near the tri-state intersection of California, Arizona and Nevada. Laughlin is roughly 95 miles south of Las Vegas and and 290 miles from Los Angeles. The weather in Laughlin during October is ideal with views of scenic mountain ranges accompanied by a refreshing river walk between the resorts.
LIFF is a great destination for any Filmmaker looking to catch some great films, attend industry workshops, network with filmmakers from all over the world, while exploring the Colorado River and the Casinos of Laughlin. We encourage filmmakers to rally their cast & crews for a fun road trip to Laughlin and an exciting and affordable weekend. LIFF hosts a Filmmaker Lounge in the Tropicana Casino throughout the festival, as well as parties on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at various locations across Laughlin. We host an annual Filmmaker's Breakfast on Sunday with a Director/Producer Panel, raffle and complimentary mimosas! We usually present 1-3 Filmmaker workshops held on Friday and Saturday of the Festival at the Tropicana. We hope to see you at the 6th Annual Laughlin International Film Festival October 12 - 15, 2017!