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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 NBAFF 2016 event will take place on October 7th, 8th and 9th.

The Festival will be held in the artistic seaside town of Benicia, California at a site of spectacular beauty and historic significance, the Commanding Officer’s Quarters at the Benicia Armory now the home to Carter’s Biz Cafes, a cutting-edge, co-working and business development venue.

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Film Screenings

A two-day, action packed screening of all of the Award Winning and Honorable Mention films!

Premium Film Industry Workshops

Information packed industry workshops.

  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Funding your Film Workshop

Call for Film Submissions!

Final Deadline: 8/31/16
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NBAFF Festival
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Film Award Ceremony

Star-studded closing night awards ceremony!

Prestigious Juror Panel

All films are judged by our talented, industry-acclaimed panel of jurors.

Local Artisans & Food Vendors

The Festival will be held at Carter’s Biz Cafes located at the historic Commandant’s Quarters in the Benicia Armory. Artists and artisans will be set up around the 156 year old historic mansion in a scenic park setting.

Opening Night VIP Gala

Opening Night VIP Gala!
Food, Wine, and Beer, special film screening, and mixer with actors and filmmakers.

Beer & Wine Tent

What’s a festival without a Beer & Wine Tent!

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Oct. 7th, 8th, & 9th


Carter’s Biz Cafes
1 Commandants Lane
Benicia, CA
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Saturday 11 am Films and Workshop $12
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Saturday 2 pm Films and Workshop $12
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Film Festival Friday Night VIP Mixer and Screening $100
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Sunday 11 am Films and Workshop $12
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Sunday 2:30 pm Films and Workshop $12
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VIP Deluxe Weekend Pack - All Screenings and Awards $150
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Sunday All Events Day Pass $30
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Saturday All Events Day Pass $40
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Sunday 4:30 pm Awards and Best Films Screening $12
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Saturday 5:00 pm Films and Workshop $12
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Saturday 7:30 pm Showcase Film $12
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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. Every official selection, nominee and winners will be announced on our website and social media.


All screenings will take place at:
Carter’s Biz Cafés
1 Commandants Lane
Benicia, CA  94510