THURSDAY SPECIAL EVENTS - October 4th
"THE HOLY FAIL" - OPENING NIGHT FILM
6:30pm Red Carpet / 7:30pm Film Screening with Director/Actor Q&A Session
The 7th Annual Laughlin International Film Festival kicks off Thursday Night with Opening Night Film "The Holy Fail". Come join us and walk the Red Carpet starting at 6:30pm, with the Film Screening at 7:30pm, followed by a Q&A Session with the film's Writer/Director/Actor Owen Dara and Producer/Actor Jessica Lancaster. For all opening Night Film Details visit the OPENING NIGHT FILM PAGE.
KICK-OFF AFTER PARTY @ Tropicana Trellis Bar
10:00pm LIFF Opening Night After-party
Join us for the Opening Night After-party on Thursday, October 12 at 10:00pm outside at the Tropicana Trellis Bar near Casino Dr. A great time to relax after a long day of traveling and network with other Filmmakers and Festival Guests. Enjoy live music, hosted appetizers, a cash bar and a photo backdrop under the Lights in Laughlin. Screening tickets for the Opening Night Film "The Song of Sway Lake" (7:30pm) include entrance to the kick off after-party at 10:00pm and can be purchased on the LIFF sales page now.
FRIDAY SPECIAL EVENTS - October 5th
FRIDAY - LIFF Official Selections Screenings All Day!
10:30am - 9:30pm - All Films will be screened at the Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas
Come join us at the Laughlin Stadium 9 Cinemas for over 95 Independent Films screening Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Filmmakers will be in attendance from all around the world to show off their works and participate in Q&A Sessions after the film screenings. Come take your picture on the Red Carpet which will be set up all 4 days of the event!
LIFF'S OKTOBERFEST - COLORADO BELLE
10:00pm - Pints Brewery in Colorado Belle
Come enjoy some refreshing beer and tasty food at LIFF's annual Oktoberfest in the Pints Brewery at the Colorado Belle starting at 10:00pm on Friday night. Catch up with fellow filmmakers after a long day of watching movies, it's a great time to plan out what films to see Saturday and Sunday during LIFF. Desert Dreams Studios will be sponsoring a fun Photo Booth where you can get your picture taken and share some laughs while enjoying one of their many signature craft beers! A fun way to spend your Friday night at LIFF!
SATURDAY SPECIAL EVENTS - October 6th
SATURDAY - SOCIAL MEDIA FILMMAKER WORKSHOP
10:00AM - Social Media Management for the Independent Filmmaker
Come learn about the importance of Social Media management and how you can go from 0 to25,000 followers in just over a year. Jessica Lancaster knows how.....and she’s willing to sharesome of her key insights, social media secrets and tricks.This is one workshop where you’ll actually be asked to have your PHONE out and engaged !!
SATURDAY - YOUNG FILMMAKERS 2-DAY ‘PASSPORT’
ALL DAY FILM SCREENINGS - Saturday October 6th and Sunday October 7th
The Laughlin International Film Festival proudly presents the Young Filmmakers 2-Day Festival Passport, a special pass for young filmmakers wanting to enjoy independent films while learning about the Filmmaking process and film industry. This Pass includes appropriately programmed films all day in Theater #3 on Saturday, with a sponsored lunch by Desert Dreams Studios, as well as a special Feature Film Screening on Sunday of “Murrder: Locke and Loaded” in Theater #2, which was Directed and stars 2 young local filmmakers from the Laughlin/Bullhead City area.
SATURDAY NIGHT - LIFF AWARDS SHOW
8:00pm Cocktail Hour / 9:00pm Awards Show - Tropicana Pavilion Theater
LIFF's annual Awards Show kicks off Saturday, October 6th in the Pavilion Theater - Starting at 8:00pm with a Cocktail Hour with Hors d'oeuvres followed by the Awards Show at 9:00pm. LIFF will present Awards to Films in various categories, providing some entertainment and film presentations along the way. The Awards show will last approximately 2 hours with a short intermission. Our Event host Hotel and Casino the Tropicana Laughlin generously awards a $250 Cash Prize to the Best University Film of their choice at the LIFF Awards Show!
SUNDAY SPECIAL EVENTS - October 7th
SUNDAY - FILMMAKER BREAKFAST & PANEL
10:00AM Filmmaker Breakfast Buffet / Filmmaker Discussion Panel
LIFF Hosts our annual Filmmaker Breakfast Buffet with Filmmaker Discussion Panel in the Tropicana Pavilion Theater, touching on Filmmaking topics including: Directing, Producing, Acting and various aspects of the Film Industry. Various Vendors will be set up in the Pavilion. Come join us for a tasty Breakfast and listen to Filmmakers share their wisdom and experience from working in Hollywood.
Join us for our annual Filmmaker Breakfast and Panel Discussion. Enjoy a Buffet Breakfast and some Mimosas from the Tropicana sponsored Mimosa Station. LIFF hosts a panel discussion covering topics including Filming on Location and the challenges of Indie-Film Production.