2018 IMPACT REPORT

The arts are an economic driver and catalyst for social change. With the Alexander Valley Film Festival, we provide access to incredible content, diverse filmmakers, and a window into the world. But we also make a hefty impact right here at home:

The arts are an economic driver and catalyst for social change. Through the Alexander Valley Film Festival, we provide access to incredible content, diverse filmmakers, and a window into the world. But we also make a hefty impact right here at home:

  • $82,834 in economic impact came into the to the Northern Sonoma County community over the course of the four-day film festival.*
  • 15,000+ students and individuals from across the county took note of the student film competition, funded by the Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County. 
  • 2,600+ tickets sold
  • 1,000+ people went to the film competition webpage that featured competition instructions AND links to mental health resources, including referral sources.
  • 450+ volunteer hours logged
  • 75+ students participated in the film festival weekend through musical performances, volunteering, screening their films, and watching movies.
  • 50+ overnight stays were generated from visiting filmmakers and patrons.
  • 33 films screened over four days
  • 28 filmmakers hosted
  • 7 special awards given out
  • 4 contract positions were filled by local residents.
  • 3 student interns joined us from Sonoma State University.

*Calculated with data from Americans for the Arts and adjusted for inflation

2018 RECAP

AVFF2018 AWARDS

Audience Awards:

  • Audience Award Best Feature Narrative: SUPA MODA – $500 cash prize
  • Audience Award Best Feature Documentary: FREE SOLO – $500 cash prize
  • Audience Award Best Short: WALK IN CLOSET – $250 cash prize

Student Film Competition:

  • Joseph Carnation Jr. Overall Student Film Award: KIDS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE (Mira Stenger) – $250 cash prize
  • Best High School FIlm: BELLA (Henry Gomez) – $150 cash prize
  • Honorable Mention: FIRE DOC (Isaiah Hollowman, Nicole Martinez, Drew Edens)

Inaugural Jackie Hoffner Heart & Hope Award:
Malinalli López

A LOOK BACK AT THE FILMS

The AVFS Screening Team reviewed more than 150 films to create the following slate of 13 Narrative Features, 13 Documentary Features, 7 Short Films, and
5 Special Events.

Congratulations to all of the films and filmmakers accepted!

NARRATIVES

BIRDS OF PASSAGE
BORDER
C’EST LA VIE
DOUBLE INDEMNITY*
THE GUILTY
THE HEIRESSES
LITTLE WOODS
MONSTERS AND MEN
SHOPLIFTERS
SKATE KITCHEN
SUPA MODO
WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY
WOMAN AT WAR

DOCUMENTARIES

ANOTE’S ARK
CHEF FLYNN*
COMPLICIT*
DYKES, CAMERA, ACTION
FATITUDE*
FREE SOLO*
THE LAST RACE
LIYANA
MAKING MONTGOMERY CLIFT
ON HER SHOULDERS
RODENTS OF UNUSUAL SIZE*
TRANSMILITARY
WARRIOR WOMEN*

SPECIAL EVENTS
NEIGHBOR SCREENING: CHEF FLYNN* +
EMPIRE ON MAIN STREET* (Alexander Valley Hall)
OPENING NIGHT: FREE SOLO* (Clover Theater)
FILMMAKER WORKSHOP + STUDENT SHORTS* (Clover Theater)
SATURDAY NIGHT CLASSIC: DOUBLE INDEMNITY* (Odd Fellows Hall)
CLOSING NIGHT: WARRIOR WOMEN* (Raven)

AVFF 2018 SHORTS:
PROTECT AND SERVE*
SO MUCH YELLOW*
SIGN THE CONTRACT
WALK IN CLOSET*

* Filmmaker or guest in attendance as of 9/23/18

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