3-Minute Film Competition

2017 Winners Announced!

Congrats to Jesse McCloskey for “Art” and Emily Jiang for “Pinpo” (Audience & Jury Awards, 1st and 2nd), Vincent Moran for “Break” (3rd Place Audience), Tucker Rash for “To Love a Clown” and Wyatt Hansen for “Clone Wars” (Teen Jury Mentions). And thanks to all who came and packed the house! 

Stay tuned for details on the the big 10TH ANNUAL 3-MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL coming in spring of 2018.


In partnership with KNPB Channel 5 and the Nevada Museum of Art, Holland is proud to host the 8th Annual 3-Minute Film Competition, a yearly celebration of independent filmmakers of all ages and experiences.

The results are in! This year we received nearly 100 submissions and the competition was fiercer than ever. The top films will be screened at the Nevada Museum of Art on Thursday, May 26 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Here the winners of the competition will be announced and presented their amazing prizes, including cash, gift certificates, special screening opportunities, and admission to classes and gallery exhibitions at the museum! The lineup consists of huge diversity in genres and styles: everything from short animated films and music videos to documentaries and experimental films. And with the addition of the 15-second category, we will see films like we have never seen before in the competition. You won’t want to miss any of it!

Tickets are on sale here. Because there is limited seating, we recommend grabbing some tickets now!


3-min 2015


The 7th Annual 3-Minute Film Competition wrapped with a successful screening that took place at the Nevada Museum of Art on May 21, 2015. The Top 17 films were screened (as selected by a jury from over 40 submissions representing nearly every genre from filmmakers of all-ages), and at the end of the night we announced the winners. Kaleb Temple’s “Schnozzled” won the 2015 Jury Award, and took home the 2nd Place Audience Award as well! Robbie Racine and Joel Sauter won the Special Jury Mention for “Magnum Opus,” and Teen Jury Mentions were given to Tucker Rash for “Numbers” and Isabela Reyes Klein for “The Addlers.”

Jesse McCloskey won the coveted Audience Award for “Charge” (back-to-back champ! He won the Audience Award last year for “Solidarity”). 2nd Place was “Schnozzled,” as mentioned above, and 3rd Place Audience Award went to Steven Dickson’s “Apiphobia.”

Additional films screened as part of the 2015 3-Minute Film Competition included: Table Number 9 directed by Victor O’Frank; Carlos and Seabass directed by students from Rollan Melton Elementary; Wet by Dominic Lopez; Sweatin’ with PayPay directed by Chris Lanier; Demon Book by students from Neil Road Elementary; Swing with Me by Jon Shown; What I Might Do directed by Haleigh Hoff; Claymation directed by Boys and Girls Club students; Gone Today by Henry MacDiarmid; Suvivormates directed by Dan Pike; and The Artist’s Lament by Jason Spencer. Films submitted, but not screened will be available for viewing on Holland’s YouTube page.

The award-winning films will be screened on KNPB Channel 5 in Summer 2015. Until then, you can check out last year’s program on KNPB online!

Congratulations to all our winners, all those who submitted films, and the killer audience that sold out the NMA for the screening!

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< < Photo on Project page is from Tosha Palani’s 2013 Jury Award Winning Film, “Virgin Birth.” Photos at the top and bottom of this page are stills from the 2015 films “Charge,” “Schnozzled,” “Numbers” and “Magnum Opus.” > >