Since 2001, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) has brought top independent cinema to the beautiful gold rush era town of Nevada City, CA. In 2008, NCFF formed the Magic Lantern Corporation, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization, to better serve Nevada County and nearby regions by providing art, entertainment, education, and culture through the medium of film and video. In 2011, the Magic Lantern Film Society was established to encourage membership, local partnerships, and a year long program of film.

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    Independent Film

    Presenting creative, diverse, independent films from around the world that would otherwise have little or no other outlet in our region.

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    Curating and presenting film programs and producing film festivals and other related events.

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    Encouraging and supporting local filmmakers and their work.Magic Lantern Film Society Programs