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The Dam Short Film Festival Returns to Boulder City

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Each year in February, The Dam Short FilmFestival showcases short films of all genres and styles in the historic 400-seat Boulder Theatre in downtown Boulder City.

This year's festival is setting up to be the best yet with 171 films from around the world.

"The last two seasons had record attendance, and for the first time the Festival is expanding its schedule to five days. We're showing more films than ever," said Festival Director John LaBonney.

Each year, local filmmakers are featured in their own distinct showcase. The Nevada Filmmakers program is Saturday, February 15th and will screen nine films from new and returning Nevada filmmakers. In addition, the Festival is celebrating its 10th season with a look back at some of the best films from its history in three retrospective programs: 10 Years of Nevada Films, 10 Years of Comedy, and 10 Years of Animation.

"Our 10th year is full of great films," said Lee Lanier, Executive Director of The Dam Short Film Festival.

The Filmmaker Panel, where visiting filmmakers discuss short filmmaking and answer questions from fans and attendees, has become a tradition at the Dam Short Film Festival. The Filmmaker Panel features six filmmakers.

For an eighth year, the Festival will include a Film Market, where Official Selections will be available for viewing by visiting filmmakers, industry, and members of the press. Last season the Film Market moved to a digital format for the first time, and DVD copies of films were replaced with tablet devices available for check-out.

The Dam Short Film Festival was created by the Dam Short Film Society, a non-profit Nevada corporation founded by Lee and Anita Lanier. The Society is composed of a Board of Directors; Lee Lanier currently serves as Executive Director and John LaBonney serves as Director.

This year's Dam Short Film Festival runs February 12-16.

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