Monday, July 17, 2017

VFF17 ~ T-Minus 100 Days

It's our annual 100-day countdown to The Valley Film Festival, so we thought unveiling our 2017 poster would get you excited for the return of great, independent cinema in North Hollywood, October 25-29, at Laemmle NoHo7. Thanks to the creative genius at iBlakeStudio for listening to our concept and, once again, surprising us with something special. 



Thursday, June 15, 2017

5 Ways You Can Help VFF17 Today

We can't wait to welcome you back to North Hollywood for the 17th Annual Valley Film Festival, October 25-29, and are excited to announce that our programming is in full swing, with the Los Angeles Premieres of the documentary, That Never Happened: Canada's First National Internment Operations, produced by Ryan Boyko and Diani Cofini, and the feature film, The Father and The Bear, directed by John Putch, which will open the Festival at Laemmle NoHo7.

But first, we need your help before our fiscal year ends on June 30th.

As a non-profit, we rely on your donations and thank you for making us the longest running film festival in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley, 17 years and counting! Your donation is tax-deductible and 89 cents of every $1.00 goes directly into producing the Festival and our local economy. Please give what you can today so we may continue to showcase independent films from around the corner and around the world.

Can't give today? We hear you. There are other ways you can help The Valley Film Festival:

Need more reasons to donate to The Valley Film Festival?
  • Our volunteer-run team are some of the hardest working people in the entertainment industry. Period. 
  • Long before California film incentives, we were rewarding local film production with our signature "Made in the (818)" program.
  • We love subtitles! We're not just a local fest, we screen films & host filmmakers from all over the world. Like, totally.
  • Dreams start somewhere & never die. We screen films made by & for tweens to octogenarians and welcome all 60+ genders. There's a home for you at VFF.
  • Film festivals bring a community of filmmakers and film lovers together to form lasting relationships.
  • Because you can.  

Monday, June 5, 2017

VFF17 - Focus On: Meet The Programmers

We can't thank our panelists, sponsors, and attendees enough for joining VFF17 at Columbia College of Hollywood for our first panel of 2017: Meet The Programmers. If you missed the fun, you can watch the magic on Facebook Live

Moderated by writer, Ken Storer, Law and Order, Special Victims Unit, VFF was joined by programmers from: 


Dances With Films (@DancesWithFilms)
June 1-11, 2017 @ TCL, Hollywood

DTLA Film Festival (@DTLAFF)
September 21-30, 2017 @ Regal Cinemas, Downtown LA

LA Film Festival (@FilmIndependent)
June 14-22, 2017 @ ArcLight Cinemas, Culver City

SEE Fest (@seefilmla)
April 2018 @ Various Venues (West Hollywood & Beverly Hills)


A special thanks to our sponsors, especially Columbia College of Hollywood, without whom this would not have been possible:


Pete's Coffee in Tarzana - @PeetsCoffee
David's Tea in Woodland Hills - @DavidsTea
Troy Casey in Los Angeles - @Mr.HealthNut
Stonefire Grill - @StonefireGrill

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The VFF Team @ Cine Gear Expo

Cine Gear is one of our favorite local expos! It's a chance for us to play around with film equipment, discover the newest technology, and meet up with friends from all over the globe on the historic Paramount Studios backlot.  Since you missed us this year, join us May 31-June 3, 2018.


Friday, May 26, 2017

And This is How VFF17 Spent The Month of May

OK, I promise you we did more than stare up at OWN the entire month of May, but not much. We're so freaking excited for all of the awesome things coming up later this year, we can't contain ourselves. Just know we have more panels in the works for you, like Meet the Programmers at Columbia College of Hollywood (in Tarzana), additionally we're adding more screenings to the 2017 festival, and we are looking to our friends around the globe to participate. For now, enjoy more of Oprah and this beautiful the beautiful LA dusk.