THE 2020 ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
EXTENDED THROUGH TUES, 9/29!

2020 FILM FESTIVAL PASSES NOW ON SALE!

AVFF2020 FILM LOVER PASS

$75

This pass gets you access to every film we have in the Festival: all shorts, student works, and feature films. If you’re only interested in watching a ton of great movies, this is the way to go!

ONE PASS CAN BE USED BY AN ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD.

AVFF2020 ALL-ACCESS PASS

$125

This pass gets you complete access to all of the dynamite panels, Q&As, and Lobby Talks (community discussions) we have lined up, PLUS every film we have in the Festival.

ONE PASS CAN BE USED BY AN ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD.

Individual tickets

$15

Not ready to commit to a pass? That’s ok – this is the way to explore the Film Festival one film at a time. Many of the films have a panel or Q&A included, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully!

ONE TICKET CAN BE USED BY AN ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD.


Sonoma County high school students may apply for a complimentary student film pass by clicking here.

THE FILMS OF #AVFF2020

Congratulations to all of the selected films!

FEATURE FILMS

A PLACE TO BREATHE (USA) – Directed by Michelle Grace Steinberg
AGGIE (USA) – Directed by Catherine Gund
CRITICAL THINKING (USA) – Directed by John Leguizamo
EPICENTRO (Austria/France) – Directed by Hubert Sauper
FRUIT FLY (USA) Directed by H. P. Mendoza
IDENTIFYING FEATURES (Mexico/Spain) – Directed by Fernanda Valadez
JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY (USA) Directed by Bert Stern
MADE IN BANGLADESH (Bangladesh/Denmark/France/Portugal) – Directed by Rubaiyat Hossain
REPRESENT (USA) – Directed by Hillary Bachelder
RIFIFI (France) – Directed by Jules Dassin
THE ARTIST’S WIFE (USA) – Directed by Tom Dolby
TOTALLY F***ED UP (USA) Directed by Gregg Araki

(Click here for details on Features)

SHORT FILMS

ABUELOS (USA/Mexico) – Directed by Rodrigo Reyes
BITTEN (USA) – Directed by Sarah K. Reimers
CORKED (USA) – Directed by Lori Shockley
DIEORAMA (USA) – Directed by Kevin Staake
FIVE FOOT 280 (USA) – Directed by Joshua Harding & Matt Klug
I’M HAPPY, I PROMISE (USA) – Directed by Mimi Cave
STICKER (Macedonia) – Directed by Georgi M. Unkovski
THE MUSIC VIDEO (Canada) – Directed by Camille Poirier
THE WEB OPERA, Episode 3 (USA) – Directed by Kate Jopson – AVFF ALUM

26.2 TO LIFE: THE SAN QUENTIN PRISON MARATHON (USA) – Directed by Christine Yoo

(Click here for details on Shorts)

PANELS / Q&As

Panel: Opening Night! RIFIFI with Jil Hales & Kathryn Hecht
Q&A: FRUIT FLY – 10th Anniversary (with Director H.P. Mendoza and guests)
Panel: Trans Representation in the Media (with writer/activist Chelsea Rose, Dr. Susan Stryker, Sonoma County activist Cash Martinez, and political strategist Aria Sa’id)
Panel: TOTALLY F***ED UP and New Queer Cinema (With Kino Lorber’s David Ninh, Awards Watch’s Erik Anderson, UCLA Professor Joshua Guzman, and writer/activist Chealse Rose)
Q&A: MADE IN BANGLADESH (with Director Rubaiyat Hossain)
Panel: A PLACE TO BREATHE and Equity in Healthcare (with Director Michelle Grace Steinberg, Healthcare Foundation’s Kim Bender and TBA)
Panel: 26.2 TO LIFE: THE SAN QUENTIN PRISON MARATHON – A Film in Progress (with Director Christine Yoo, Coaches Frank Ruona & Diana Fitzpatrick, and film subject Markelle Taylor)
Panel: Saturday Night Love with Short Film Filmmakers!
Panel: Meet the Student Filmmakers! 
Q&A: REPRESENT (with Director Hillary Bachelder and film subjects Myya Jones, Julie Cho, and Bryn Bird)
Panel: Closing Night! Social Justice Storytelling + Filmmaking Awards (with Hillary Bachelder, Jessica Congdon, and H.P. Mendoza)  

(Click here for details on Panels)          

Passholders will receive an email invitation to our state-of-the-art screening portal as soon as the portal is ready. One login will provide you access to all the films, and you can watch from your computer or your TV.

RIFIFI, our opening night film, will be available Wednesday, 9/23 at 9AM. All other films will be available for viewing on Thursday, 9/24 at 9AM. Films remain availble until the portal closes on Sunday, 9/27 at 10PM.

Click here for a downloadable brochure.

And check out these fun community offers to keep you moving and grooving over the weekend:

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Elevate the Grape Wines30% off order with code AVFF30 duration of the festivalhttps://www.elevatethegrape.com/
Valette25% of Valette wine sales using code AVFS will be donated back to AVFS!http://valettewines.com/
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ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL CELEBRATES SIXTH YEAR IN SEPTEMBER 2020

The ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (AVFF) is moving to a virtual format this year!

AVFF regularly showcases and hosts new and emerging talents from all over the world. This year will be no different; it will simply take place online! Leveraging our virtual programming since the dawn of COVID, we will create opportunities for the community, students and adults alike, to meet, interact with, and learn from visiting artists. We will also offer deeply discounted tickets to students and neighbors in need so that no one will be turned away.

AVFF features cutting-edge indie films – like 2018’s FREE SOLO – and selections of 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.

The 2020 Festival will take place September 23-27, 2020 (Wed-Sun). This event is designed to bring films and experiences to Northern Sonoma County to which the community would otherwise not have access.

2020 STRUCTURE:
AVFF encourages patrons to purchase passes for ease of use. All screenings, Q&As, panels and networking events will be conducted online. AVFF will partner with local restaurants, wineries, and distillers to provide unique pick-up events curated to amplify our films, community, and enjoyment of the weekend.

Click the tiles below to view prior year’s brochures!

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