The International Film Weekend in Carson City continues to grow and so does Western Nevada Collegeâ€™s role in the three-day event. The February 18-20 festival attracted more than 600 attendees, including 140 independent film participants.
Two of the filmmakers came from as far away as Southern California and Texas.
â€œEvents like this put WNC in the news and introduce hundreds of people to our college in a very positive light,â€ said Valerie Anderson, a member of the committee that selected the independent films shown at Marlette Hall.
Community members viewed a record 10 independent films for free. In addition, three international films were shown at no charge at the Carson City Community Center.
This yearâ€™s festival was partially funded through a Movie Masquerade event that raised nearly $2,000. A collaboration of Carson City Library, Carson City Community Center and WNC make the weekend of free movie viewing possible.