Welcome to the 16th Annual Nevada City Film Festival. Enjoy world-class independent films and meet filmmakers from across the globe all in a truly festive environment.

View film synopsis, times and purchase tickets by film.
Complete guide with film synopsis, schedule, special events & more.
Historic info, lodging and dining links and directions to town.



Mountain towns, or at least rustic towns in a foothill-type setting, have a way of attracting really excellent film festival. Yep, we’re looking at you, Park City and Telluride, but California boasts a few bashes that qualify. One of the fun and funkiest is the Nevada City Film Festival, a four-day film-a-torium that alights near the end of summer.
Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Bay Area
The Sundance of the Sierra Foothills.
Sacramento News & Review
From the beauty of the mountains surrounding this lovely town to the bountiful summertime swimming in the Yuba River and smartly programmed events, the Nevada City Film Festival is a charming festival we’d attend again in a heartbeat.
Arne Johnson & Shane King, Director, GIRLS ROCK!
Hip but never alienatingly so, the festival is just kind of groovy, like the town that holds it.
Carla Meyer, Sacramento Bee
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