Global perspectives + local partnerships =
education for all through film.
Through the transformative power of film, the Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS) brings global perspectives into our community, builds partnerships to broaden our impact, and educates, empowers and engages students of all ages.
To be an essential part of our community by inspiring and educating through film and media arts.
EXCELLENCE – quality and integrity
CREATIVITY – encourage storytelling
COLLABORATION – building partnerships and sharing resources
INNOVATION – forward-thinking and independent
SOCIAL JUSTICE – inclusive and diverse
KINDNESS – hearing and respecting others
ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
The ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (AVFF) is the culmination of all of our year-round programs and is celebrated annually. The Festival features domestic and international narrative features, documentaries, short films, special programs, winners from the Student Film Competition, community events and screenings, a thrilling Opening Night Celebration, and more!
The Alexander Valley Film Lab is the educational arm of the Film Society. We work with school districts, community nonprofits and youth leaders to provide programs that complement what is offered in public schools including filmmaking workshops, field trips to film festivals, free and in-school film screenings, and service learning opportunities.
YEAR ROUND FILMS
From JAWS at the Drive-In to a locally-produced documentary, throughout the year we present films that connect with our community's diverse needs and interests including arthouse fare, classic titles, and family-friendly content.