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Welcome to the 16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival. Every year since the new millenium arrived visitors have enjoyed world-class independent films from across the globe in a truly festive environment. Join us this year for a particularly stunning lineup of movies, workshops and, of course, parties! Enjoy the beautiful Sierra Foothills, meet the filmmakers and figure out how to never leave.

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Congrats to the 2016 Best of the Fest Winners!

Best Animation: The Orchestra, dir. Mikey Hill
Best International: Fish and I, dir. Babak Habibifar
Best Documentary: La Laguna, dir. Aaron Schock
Best Narrative: Thunder Road, dir. Jim Cummings
Best of the Fest: La Laguna, dir. Aaron Schock
Audience Award: Crossing Bhutan, dir. Ben Henretig

And our special Heart of Gold: Festival Director’s award goes to The Ataxian

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What’s all this about some magic in the hills?


I keep hearing about Nevada City being the next place to disappear and get your spiritual & creative kicks realigned. In fact I’ve been hearing of NC as the ‘next’ forever. So, what’s up with a tiny gold-rush town that breathes in dreamers and breathes out such talents as Joanna Newsom, Jonathan Dayton, and Tahiti Pehrson? And why are its residents so pleased that we never actually become the next big thing?