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The Las Vegas Film Festival And CineVegas: A Reboot

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The Las Vegas Film Festival wrapped-up on Sunday with a mix of fiction, documentary, and short films.

The festival is undergoing something of a rebirth.

This summer, the festival took place in downtown Las Vegas for the first time. Also, CineVegas, the organization that first ran the festival, has returned as a partner.

CineVegas first ran the festival beginning in 1999. Actor Dennis Hopper was chairman of the festival from 2004 until his death in 2010.

This year’s festival has concluded, but Executive Director Milo Kostelecky is already thinking about next year.

“We’ve investigated some new venues, which will be downtown,” Kostelecky told NPR’s State of Nevada. “We’ve explored several new sponsors that we’ll be having meetings with in the next month. Going forward there’s definitely a wave of momentum.”


Milo Kostelecki, Executive Director, Las Vegas Film Festival; West McDowell, Artistic Director, Las Vegas Film Festival


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Since June 2015, Fred has been a producer at KNPR's State of Nevada.