This was a lovely festival full of wonderful people. The location was breathtaking. I would highly recommend this festival to everyone. It was well organized and put together!

Moriah Bame

We had a wonderful time at NBAFF! Made some great connections. The staff and volunteers were very committed to the festival and location was beautiful—overlooking the bay. I’d highly recommend it.

Kevin Pontuti

Festival in a beautiful venue in Benicia , CA
Wonderful experience with great people. They run a 1st class festival.

Jeff Redlick

A class act for such a young festival. Excellent hospitality and well presented. Issues were quickly resolved and volunteers were at your service. As a filmmaker I was pleasantly surprised at the caliber and high quality of films screened. The workshops were good and complimented the festival well. I would like to have seen a component that offered filmmakers an organized networking session. Overall, I was satisfied.

Deborah Ray-Sims

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 (they also had good food trucks, if you don’t want to miss out on anything). 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!

Jonathan P. Ritter

A great festival for it’s initial gathering. I would like to see them expand in time and perhaps host an awards dinner after the festival itself.

Robert Parham

A great festival run by great people that always kept in communication, even though I couldn’t attend.

Tom Radovich

I can’t say enough good about this Festival. They were attentive, courteous, and our contact William Westley made every effort to keep us informed about events & screenings throughout the entire process.

The area is beautiful, the people genuine, and the venue is amazing. Do yourself a favor and seek out this hidden gem of a festival–apparently so exclusive that even the United States Postal Service has trouble believing it exists! 🙂

The entire experience was a joy I will happily repeat again and again.

Eric Player

A wonderful little festival in a great venue!

Robert Sciglimpaglia

Very nice Film Festival & fun!

S. Kramer Herzog

Very good experience and good venue

David Millett