Best Music Video - Artificial - Directed by: Ben Yonker 

Best Animation Video - The Untold Story of Romeo and Juliet - Directed by: John Tso 

Filmmaking for Humanity Award - Good Karma: An Immigrant Story - Directed by: Kevin Flint,  Brian Flint

Best Experimental Work - Ever Present - Directed by: Eva Louis

Best Horror / Thriller - Urban Myths - Directed by: Kim Marie

Best YOUTH Feature Film - MURRDER: Locke and Loaded - Directed by: Canyon Dimare, Quincy Barham

Best Lead Actress - Short Film - Julia Parker - Film: Passage

Best Lead Actor - Short Film - Albert Fry Jr. - Film: A Bitter Reckoning

Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film - Anna Danshina - Film: Love Possibly

Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film - Oliver Seitz - Film: Frontera

Outstanding Production Value - Trickster - Directed by: Jaime Paolenetti

Best Ensemble Cast - Ultra Low - Directed by: Nicholas Gyeney

Best Spoof Film - The Good Samaritans - Directed by: Yusuf Khan 

Best Cinematic Achievement - Black Site  - Cinematographer: George Burt 

Best Western Film - Boonville Redemption - Directed by: Dan Schroeder

Best Web Series - The Bench Series (Episodes: JUMP and THE DEAL) 

Best Storytelling - Truth - Directed by: Eric Paul Erickson

Best Comedy Short Film - Good Mourning - Directed by: Jack McCafferty

Best University Film - Cowboy - Directed by: Boise Esquerra

Best Lead Actress - Feature - Rachel Alig - Film: Truth

Best Lead Actor - Feature - Eric Paul Erickson - Film: Truth

Best Sci-Fi Film - Black Site - Tom Paton

Best Sound Track / Score - Otro Lado - Alex Holland (Composer) 

Best Short Documentary - Urban Inferno: the Night Santa Rosa Burned - Directed by: Stephen Seager

Bud Holland Award - Brian Brown (Film: Seasons)

Lifetime Achievement Award - Pat Boone 

Best Local Film - Strawberry Fields - Brian Brown

Best Drama Short Film - Happiness in Retrospect - Directed by: Eli Hart 

Best Crime Film - Frontera - Directed by: Jake Thomas Armbruster

Best International Short Film - Risk - Directed by: Luke Bradford

Best International Documentary Feature Film - - Directed by: Dale Beaumont-Brown

Best International Narrative Feature Film - Love Possibly - Directed by: Michael Boccalini, Che Grant

LIFF Special Recognition - Jessica Lancaster (Social Media Workshop)

LIFF Special Recognition - Linda Palmer (Film: Cat Dexx: Inkosi)

Tropicana Award - Best University Film - Exit - Directed by: Matt Bilmes

LIFF Big Dreams Award - Tracey Anarella

2018 LIFF PICK Award - The Holy Fail - Directed by: Owen Dara

LIFF Director Award - Eyes and Prize - Directed by: Oliver Cane

Best U.S. Short Film - Tin Can - Directed by: Pat Bastinni 

Best U.S Documentary Feature Film - American Relapse - Directed by: Adam Linkenhelt,  Pat McGee

Best U.S Narrative Feature Film - Frontera - Directed by: Jake Thomas Armbruster

LIFF Grand Jury Award - Long Lost - Directed by: Erik Bloomquist


The 8th Annual

Laughlin International Film Festival

April 13 - 17, 2025  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 7th Annual Laughlin International Film Festival April 13-17, 2025!

LIFF 2025


 The 8th Annual Laughlin International Film Festival is coming this April 13-17, 2025 in Laughlin, Nevada. LIFF is now open for Film Submissions in all categories on - All Submission information can be found on either website under the Laughlin Film Festival listings. We hope you submit to LIFF and look forward to seeing your film! 



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. 



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.