Since the inaugural Ely Film Festival launched in 2020, at the beginning of the global pandemic, and in spite of Covid-19 making 2021’s festival a fully virtual event, we are excited to continue offering an annual cultural and visual arts festival every March that celebrates a rich film history showcasing the exquisite beauty of Ely, White Pine County, all of Nevada, and the entire intermountain west.
Our commitment to expanding educational opportunities for students, in order to inspire the next generation of artists, musicians, writers, and cinematographers, combined with a dedicated effort to bring quality films, art, and music together with working arts industry professionals, has enabled our Ely Film Festival to grow into the weeklong Ely Film, Art, and Music Festival event. This Ely F.A.M. Festival is a celebration that seeks to enlighten and entertain festival goers from all over the world and highlight the diverse perspectives and unique artistic expressions that have colored our home city for one hundred and fifteen years.
Mark your calendars for March 10-12, 2023 for our main event weekend, with extended shows, performances, and viewings March 13- 16th. Make your Ely lodging reservations today!
Ely Film History
Movies filmed in Ely and White Pine County: The Covered Wagon, Operation Haylift, Lust for Freedom, Once Upon a Texas Train, Guncrazy, Roadside Prophets, My Blueberry Nights, Rat Race, Infernum, Reaptown, Horror in the High, Desert, Horror in the High Desert ll, The Great Darkened Days, Poderoso Victoria, Wizard of Mars,
Ely Film, Art, & Music Festival
The Ely Film, Art, & Music Festival celebrates Ely's rich film history. This annual event showcases the cinematic creations filmed here over the years and gives platforms to highlight independent, student, and novice filmmakers, artists, and musicians.
Movies Filmed in Ely and White Pine County
- Roadside Prophets
- Horror in the High Desert
- Wizard of Mars
- Rat Race
- My Blueberry Nights
- The Great Darkened Days
- Ponderoso Victoria
- Play Dead
- Operation Haylift
- The Covered Wagon
- The Great Basin
- Lust for Freedom
- Once Upon a Texas Train
- Windows of Heaven
- Wild Beauty: Mustang Spirit of the West