Since 2001, the Nevada City Film Festival 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 Nevada City Film Society was established to encourage membership, local partnerships, and a year long program of film.

Click here to join the legacy of supporters who have worked to further independent film and filmmaking in Nevada County.

  • Independent Film

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

  • Presenting

    Create a world-class international film festival in Nevada County.

  • Supporting

    Encouraging and supporting local filmmakers and their work.