Alexander Valley Film Society Raises $66,000 Through
Movies to Benefit Fire Relief & Healing

The Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS) today announced that Movies to Benefit Fire Relief & Healing raised $66,000 for relief and recovery from the fires that devastated Sonoma County. All dollars are being donated to the Community Foundation of Sonoma County’s Resilience Fund, focused on the mid- to long-term needs of those impacted.

A total of 46 screenings took place in Cloverdale, Geyserville, and Healdsburg from October 19 - 22 and nearly 2,000 tickets were sold or distributed - a 25% increase from 2016 - including a “no-pay” option for any community member as well as firefighters and their families.

The Alexander Valley Film Society seeded the fundraising effort with contributions from its board of directors and committed base of sponsors and supporters. Attendees, volunteers, venue partners and other local businesses generously gave to the effort as well, both financially and through time donated and in-kind services and goods.  


Updated October 24, 2017 @ 11AM.

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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 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.