The Nevada Women’s Film Festival kicks off Friday in Las Vegas – and runs through Sunday. Activities include: films from around the globe, a young filmmaker’s workshop, and a panel about the artistry of costume design.

The festival is also honoring the Nevada Filmmaker of the Year, Robin Greenspun, whose latest film is a documentary, “Semicolon; The Adventures of Ostomy Girl.”

The film tells the story of a young Las Vegas woman – Dana – who has Crohn’s Disease, an inflammation of the intestines that leads to many complications. And it’s a chronic condition.

Greenspun was the festival president for CineVegas, a long-time film festival. She said film festivals like that one and the one she is part of this weekend provide a chance to see talent and stories that are often over looked.

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