All of us at the Alexander Valley Film Society are heartbroken over the week's events affecting our community.

We will move forward with Movies to Benefit Fire Relief & Healing, adapting the film festival to serve as a fundraiser for relief and recovery from the fires that have devastated Sonoma County.  All dollars raised will support the
Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund.

To provide all members of the community with an opportunity for respite and connection, all film screenings will offer a “pay what you can” option that can be reserved in advance through the ticketing site, with 100% of proceeds from the weekend going directly to fire relief and recovery. 

AVFS is seeding this effort with $44,000 made possible by generous sponsors and contributions from our
board of directors and other local donors.  


Updated October 16, 2017 @ 7PM.

If you need assistance purchasing tickets or reserving pass holder tickets, call OvationTix customer service toll-free: 866-811-4111. Customer service hours: 6am - 6pm M-F / 7am - 6pm Sat + Sun (Pacific Time)


Check out the #AVFF2017 BROCHURE for box office info, details on films, and more!


The AVFS Screening Team reviewed more than 150 films to create the following slate of 10 Narrative Features,
11 Documentary Features, 6 Short Films, and 2 Special Events.

Congratulations to all of the films and filmmakers accepted!


BEHIND THE CURTAIN: TODRICK HALL*(Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright)
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (Directed by Alexandra Dean)
DINA (Directed by Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini)
DOLORES* (Directed by Peter Bratt)
FACES PLACES (Directed by Agnès Varda and JR)
MARY JANES: THE WOMEN OF WEED* (Directed by Windy Borman)
QUEST (Directed by Jonathan Olshefski)
VOICES BEYOND THE WALL* (Directed by Brad Coley)
WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE* (Directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye)
WATER AND POWER (Directed by Marina Zenovich)


BAD LUCKY GOAT (Director Samir Oliveros)
BALLAD OF LEFTY BROWN* (Directed by Jared Moshé)
DJANGO (Directed Étienne Comar)
THE FLORIDA PROJECT (Directed by Sean Baker)
GOD'S OWN COUNTRY (Directed by Francis Lee)
IN BETWEEN (BAR BAHAR) (Directed by Maysaloun Hamoud)
THE LIGHT OF THE MOON (Directed by Jessica M. Thompson)
THE SQUARE (Directed by Ruben Östlund)
TWO IRENES* (Directed by Fabio Meira)
WINDOW HORSES (Directed by Ann Marie Fleming


THE GRADUATE (Directed by Mike Nichols)
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (Directed by Jim Sharman)


TOP ROW (Directed by Karin Argoud)
OUT AGAIN (Directed by Robin Cloud)
PLEA (Directed by Joseph Oppenheimer)
NUMBNESS (Directed by Milad Jarmooz)
REAL ARTISTS (Directed by Cameo Wood)
JUST GO (Directed by Pavels Gumennikovs)

* Guests in attendance as of 9/20/17


  • September 25th (Mon) - LAUNCH PARTY - Erickson Fine Art Gallery (Healdsburg)
  • October 19th (Thurs) - NEIGHBOR SCREENING - Alexander Valley Hall (Alexander Valley)
  • October 20th (Fri) - OPENING NIGHT FILM and First Street Block Party (Cloverdale)
  • October 21st (Sat) - Screenwriters Panel and Student Shorts (Coverdale) + SATURDAY NIGHT CLASSIC: Film & Wine - Odd Fellows Hall (Geyserville)
  • October 22nd (Sun) - VIP FILMMAKER BRUNCH - Trading Post (Cloverdale) + CLOSING NIGHT FILM and Awards Reception - Spoonbar (Healdsburg)


The 2017 Alexander Valley Film Festival. The ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (AVFF) celebrates its third year this October as the hottest emerging regional film festival in the North Bay. Nearly 2,000 people will come for the unique mix of local and independent cinema with a Hollywood flare. The Festival will feature 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!

In addition to screening cutting-edge films, AVFF showcases and hosts new and emerging talents from all over the world. We look for:

  • Latin-America
  • Female Directors
  • Youth oriented
  • Social consciousness
  • Legacy films
  • Indie hits/Arthouse

This event is dedicated to bringing films and experiences to Northern Sonoma County to which the community would otherwise not have access. The Festival takes place October 19-22, 2017 (Thursday-Sunday) and anchors between The Clover Theater in Cloverdale and Raven Film Center in Healdsburg plus other venues throughout Northern Sonoma County.

    For more information about the Alexander Valley Film Society, visit or call 707.893.7150.