The ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (AVFF) is the best-kept secret for food, film, and fun in the North Bay. We welcome more than 2,000 patrons for the unique mix of independent cinema with a Hollywood flare. The Festival features domestic and international narrative features, documentaries, and short films; the best in Sonoma County hospitality, chefs, cuisine, and wineries; a student film competition amplified by visiting professional filmmakers; community events and screenings in the vineyards, and more!

AVFF showcases and hosts new and emerging talents from all over the world. We create opportunities for the community, students and adults alike, to meet, interact with, and learn from visiting artists. We also offer deeply discounted tickets to students so that no one will be turned away.

In addition to screening cutting-edge films like FREE SOLO (2018) and PARASITE (2019), we select diverse works from and about underrepresented artists and communities. We actively seek:

Socially conscious films that depict characters in the richness of their culture and identities; works from directors of color; Latinx-, LGBTQ+-, and female-driven narratives; Youth-oriented stories; Classics; and Indie hits or soon-to-be hits/Arthouse films.

This event is designed to bring films and experiences to Northern Sonoma County to which the community would otherwise not have access. The 2020 Festival will take place September 23rd-27th (Wed-Sun) and anchors between The Clover Theater in Cloverdale and Raven Film Center in Healdsburg, plus other venues throughout Northern Sonoma County.

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