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The festival will feature premiere screenings, Q&A sessions and themed after-parties at Club Nikki.
Release date: August 04, 2011  /  Print This Print This    RSS RSS    

Las Vegas, NV (July 21st, 2011) – Serving as a springboard for many of tomorrow’s top filmmakers, the third annual Vegas Cine Fest will be held at the all-new Tropicana Las Vegas resort and casino August 25-27. The festival will feature premiere screenings, Q&A sessions and themed after-parties at Club Nikki. The three-day event will conclude with a Gala Awards Ceremony, with awards presented to winners in the Feature Film, Featurette, Film Shorts, Screenplay and Music Video categories.

“We are thrilled to be hosting Vegas Cine Fest. This partnership is the perfect opportunity to realize our goal of bringing cultural entertainment to Las Vegas, and we look forward to introducing the international film industry to Tropicana’s all-new South Beach vibe,” said Tom McCartney, President and COO of Tropicana Las Vegas.

“With the exciting new look and feel of Tropicana Las Vegas, we thought that it would be the ideal location to hold Vegas Cine Fest. Its redesign has made it into the hip, Las Vegas Strip setting we were searching for, and we are excited about our new partnership with Tropicana Las Vegas,” said Phillip Marcus, Executive Director of Vegas Cine Fest.

For tickets, festival and booth space information, please visit or or dial 702.739.2350. For special room rates, please visit or call 1.800.GO2.TROP and mention code sivc11.

Vegas Cine Fest was founded in 2009 by Executive Director Philip Marcus and President Maria Bautista Marcus. Vegas Cine Fest is a non-profit organization which has been developing a reputation as one of the few film festival contests that provide the assistance needed to produce the projects of writers and filmmakers. Vegas Cine Fest shares the visions and experiences of a select group of producers, directors and writers that have spent years in the trenches of story development and production earning high acclaim and developing a keen ability for filmmaking. Serving on the Advisory Board is Producer Michel Shane (Catch Me If You Can, I-Robot), Paris-based Writer/Director Edouard Molinaro (Oscar Nominated for La Cage Aux Folles), Producer Marvin Lipschultz (Jan & Dean China Tour and "Glitz" at the Copacabana Room in the Sands Hotel), Noah Hutton (Director, More to Live For, Crude Independence) and Sita Kaulesar Sukul (Former COO of Seattle International Film Festival).

About the Vegas Cine Fest |

The Vegas Cine Fest, a non-profit organization, bridges the gap between Indie Filmmakers and Major Studios. The Festival Advisory Board includes members from the US, Canada, UK, and France. More than just a Film Festival, the Vegas Cine Fest is an event showcasing top production vendors of the film industry.

About Tropicana Las Vegas |

Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed major transformation which provides a true resort experience. In addition to a vibrant and exciting motif with a South Beach, Miami rhythm and vibe, the transformation of the hotel resort & casino includes a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, a new race and sports book, and a new spa and fitness center. Entertainment at Tropicana Las Vegas includes Gladys Knight, the Brad Garrett Comedy Club, and Club Nikki/Nikki Beach – the ultimate nightclub and beach club experience.

Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other property or brand.

For additional information on event reservations, hotel resort amenities, or available accommodations call 702-739-2222 or visit Stay up-to-date on the latest Tropicana Las Vegas happenings by finding us on Facebook ( or follow us on Twitter (

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