The NBAFF 2017 Weekend Experience will take place on October 6th, 7th and 8th
The North Bay Art and Film Festival (NBAFF) is an annual three day event showcasing independent films and select artisans from Northern California. The event was created by independent filmmakers with the sole purpose to showcase and screen new and upcoming talent.
The Festival will be held in the artistic waterfront town of Benicia, California in the historical Arsenal district, where there is a campus comprised of two former military venues. The first venue is the Commanding Officer’s Quarters, now home to Carter’s Biz Cafes, a cutting-edge, co-working and business development center. The second venue is the Clock Tower Building, a former armory site.
Storytellers from all around the globe are being invited to submit their short (less than twenty minutes) films to this 2017 weekend experience!
Volunteer Positions Are Open!
DO YOU HAVE A LOVE FOR FILM AND THE ARTS?
The North Bay Art and Film Festival would like to invite you to join our onsite team the weekend of October 7th and 8th – we welcome volunteers from all walks of life! READ MORE
Awards & Prizes
Jury prizes will be awarded for the best film submissions of 20 minutes or less. If short-listed for a Jury Prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided by the submitting party if requested by the North Bay Art and Film Festival. Recognition prizes will be awarded to all winners and finalists.
Enjoy a selection of films from all over the world!
This year we’ve received films from ■ China, ■ France, ■ Iran, ■ Spain, ■ South Korea, ■ Sweden and ■ The United States.
I worked on several films that screened over the course of the festival, so I basically spent the whole weekend there, and there was never a moment where I found myself waiting or bored (as can be the case with festivals). There were screenings, workshops, filmmaker panels, art vendors, and the virtual reality demo was really fun. Downtown Benicia is less than 5 minutes away, right on the bay with lots of great food options. And, of course, the films they selected were fantastic, and lots of great opportunities to talk shop with other filmmakers!
Suffice to say, highly recommended!
All screenings will take place at:
Carter’s Biz Cafés
1 Commandants Lane
Benicia, CA 94510
A three-day, action packed screening of all of the Award Winning and Honorable Mention films! Plus special showcase and documentary film screenings! View our Festival Schedule here
EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL REALITY!
Experience the latest innovation in filmmaking and film viewing. Virtual reality offers a new way to immerse yourself into the world of cinema. Pop into the free VR Demo Room during the posted hours to experience this new technology.
“It’s a Wrap” Awards Ceremony and Reception
Join us in celebrating this year’s illustrious winners and giving them their well-deserved recognition!
We’ll have it all – a fun award ceremony, photo ops, the bubbly along with gourmet nibbles combined with your enthusiasm to launch our winners to their next artistic endeavor! BUY TICKETS