Las Vegas Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years of Magic

Written and Photography by Nikki Artale

It was magic attending Las Vegas Film Festival with the screenings of many fabulous films with daily festival mixers, parties and panel discussions that were attended by filmgoers and film makers.  This year’s festival was held entirely in Brendan Theaters inside the Palms Casino Resort. National filmmakers and film lovers from all over the world came to enjoy the films and attend the daily panels that were very informative.








Included once again was CineVegas Presents at LVFF which featured a fine selection of films, under the direction of Trevor Groth and Mike Pante. The festival lineup was a mixture of documentaries, feature films and highlighted films made by and produced in Southern Nevada. Three college showcases were produced by students from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, College of Southern Nevada and Nevada State College showing a collection of short films. I am so proud of our young filmmakers and look forward to see their work every year.

There were many outstanding film shown and one in particular was California Dreams, a semi documentary about five individuals who are pursuing their life time dreams, directed by Mike Ott. The film portraits real people and their Hollywood dreams.


It is also a time to meet and greet with old friends at the LV Film Fest and enjoy the event that is put together by Milo Kostelecky, President; Robin Greenspun, CineVegas Chairman and West McDowell, Creative & Program Director.





Thank you for a great Las Vegas Film Festival and I look forward to next year’s event.

Nikki Artale

Nikki Artale, a woman of many professional backgrounds and experiences, is originally from a small town in North New Jersey. She moved here to Las Vegas back in 1995 to pursue the booming real estate market and is a contributing columnist for the Las Vegas Informer – interviewing the stars and entertainers for “Vegas Stars.” She has hosted a radio talk show, Celebrity News at All Talk Radio and has also been a part of a live internet webcast at “Live at the Studio.” Her numerous interviews with those responsible for the glamour behind Las Vegas can be found on

Nikki has also been active in the entertainment industry behind the camera – she belongs to the Screen Actors Guild and has been in numerous movies and has also judged screenplays for the Las Vegas Film Fest. Not only has she been behind the camera in the industry but also as a critic and has written many show reviews. You can usually find her at big entertainment events with her Nikon camera and smile, ready to review, interview, and capture the moments that make the night.

Aside from her lengthy experience in the entertainment industry she is also a successful Real Estate broker with 30 years of professional and dedicated services. She serves the greater Las Vegas area and has an in depth knowledge of the real estate housing market. She prides herself in giving excellent service to buyers and sellers with 100 percent of her time. You can contact her with the information below for any questions, comments or requests of services. 


If you are Buying or Selling, go to her real estate site to search the MLS for listings: 

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