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Ely Film Festival
March 11 - March 17$25 – $100
Ely has a long standing history of being photogenic and embodying the character of the open west. With it’s historic buildings and train, gorgeous mountain landscape, and friendly community, Ely has been a great place to film since the 1920’s. Movies fillmed: Covered Wagon, Operation Haylift, Lust for Freedom, Once Upon a Texas Train, Guncrazy, Roadside Prophets, My Blueberry Nights, Rat Race, Infernum, Reaptown, Horror in the High, Desert, Horror in the High Desert ll, The Great Darkened Days, Poderosa, Victoria, Wizard of Mars.
With our successful inaugural launch in 2020 and our recent 2021 virtual festival hosted by CYA Live, we are excited to offer an annual film festival in mid-March that celebrates Nevada’s rich film history that brings quality films, producers and actors to Ely. Our Short Film Contest inspires the next generation of cinematographers. The Ely Film Festival seeks to enlighten attendees to the creative and technical aspects of film and video production with a rural Nevada twist. Mark your calendars for March 11-17, 2022 and make your lodging reservations today!
2022 Ely Film, Art, Music Festival Schedule
FRIDAY – MARCH 11TH, 2022
11:00am Check-In Meet and Greet @ Ely Central Theater
1:30pm Roadside Prophets (R)
4:00pm GunCrazy (R)
6:00-7:30pm VIP/ First 100 Red Carpet-Black Tie Gala @ Ely Central Theatre (Music)
8:00pm Horror in the High Desert – Filmmaker Panel to follow
10:00pm Ely’s Mystery Science Theater: Wizard of Mars*(Not Rated) (PRIVATE SCREENING for First 100 and VIP Ticket Holders)
SATURDAY – MARCH 12TH, 2022
11:00am Rat Race (PG13)
1:30pm My Blueberry Nights (PG13)
4:00pm Ely Film Fest Short Film Contest Showcase & Awards
6:00pm Great Darkened Days (Not Rated)
6:00- 7:30pm Art Bank Gallery Opening & Nevada Art Awards @ Art Bank with live music
8:00pm Poderoso Victoria (PG 13) – Filmmaker Panel to follow
10:00pm Desperation* (R) (PRIVATE SCREENING for First 100 and VIP Ticket Holders)
SUNDAY – MARCH 13TH, 2022
11:00am Operation Haylift (PG)
1:00pm The Covered Wagon (Not Rated)
3:00pm The Wild Bunch (R) – Sam Peckinpah & The Art of Cinematography Filmmaker’s Panel
6:00-7:30pm Wrap Party
8:00 Movies that Rock – a Musical Concert Benefiting Channing Hernamsen @ Ely Central Theater
The film fun continues into the week with Nevada filmed movies that showcase the range of the Silver State, from the wide open wild west to the even more wild Las Vegas Strip.