Alexander Valley Film Society

Cloverdale, CA   |  www.avfilmsociety.org

Mission

Through the transformative power of film, the Alexander Valley Film Society (AVFS) brings global perspectives into our community, builds partnerships to broaden our impact, and educates, empowers and engages students of all ages.

Ruling year info

2015

Principal Officer

Kathryn Hecht

Main address

P.O. Box 314

Cloverdale, CA 95425 USA

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EIN

47-2085577

NTEE code info

Film, Video (A31)

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Our programs

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Alexander Valley Film Festival

The ALEXANDER VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (AVFF) is the best-kept secret for food, film, and fun in the North Bay. We welcome more than 2,000 patrons for the unique mix of independent cinema with a Hollywood flare. The Festival features domestic and international narrative features, documentaries, and short films; the best in Sonoma County hospitality, chefs, cuisine, and wineries; a student film competition amplified by visiting professional filmmakers; community events and screenings in the vineyards, and more!

AVFF showcases and hosts new and emerging talents from all over the world. We create opportunities for the community, students and adults alike, to meet, interact with, and learn from visiting artists. We also offer deeply discounted tickets to students so that no one will be turned away.

In addition to screening cutting-edge films like FREE SOLO (2018) and PARASITE (2019), we select 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.

This event is designed to bring films and experiences to Northern Sonoma County to which the community would otherwise not have access. The 2020 Festival will take place September 23rd-27th (Wed-Sun) and anchors between The Clover Theater in Cloverdale and Raven Film Center in Healdsburg, plus other venues throughout Northern Sonoma County.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

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How we listen

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Alexander Valley Film Society

Board of directors
as of 3/29/2021
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Board chair

Claire O'Neill

Retired, San Jose University program administration and global partnership development

Term: 2019 - 2021

Jenny Gomez

Independent Film Producer

Kirsten Tellez

Sonoma State University

Ann Elston

Lawyer

Mike Stok

CPA

Walter Gendell

Retired, C-Suite HR

Hillary Kambour

Retired, Lawyer

Lauren Cartwright

Sonoma County Economic Development Board

Jim Kuhner

Marketing specialist

Sue Campbell

Retired, independent health care management consultant

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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