the alexander valley junior film society

Pixar Animator and AVFS Board Member Adam Burke shares his work with students at Cloverdale High School.

Pixar Animator and AVFS Board Member Adam Burke shares his work with students at Cloverdale High School.

The Jr. Film Society (AVJFS) is a student-formed movie club spanning the school districts in Healdsburg, Geyserville, and Cloverdale. Beginning in 2016, AVJFS will meet once a week on each school campus in separate factions. The semester starts up with movie appreciation, and then each campus will make a movie of the same story (prompt to come from Pixar's Adam Burke). At the end of the semester, all clubs will come together to screen their work for each other, their families, and their peers. 

Students interested in participating can join the Facebook Group here: www.facebook.com/groups/AVJFS.

HISTORY OF THE CLUB

In the summer of 2015, the Alexander Valley Film Society put 13 students to work as interns on the feature film FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH in Geyserville, CA. After the shoot wrapped, the students wanted a way to continue working together. They elected to form a Jr. Film Society under AVFS. AVJFS is still taking shape, and plans for 2016 are underway.

THINGS WE DO

  • Field trips into San Francisco for city Film Festivals
  • Workshops with filmmakers like Adam Burke of Pixar (UP, FINDING DORY)
  • Special screenings and meet-n-greets with filmmakers like Brad Bird (IRON GIANT, THE INCREDIBLES)
  • Internship opportunities with area filmmakers
  • Student Film Competitions