Love Movies? Carter's Biz Cafés Host Second Annual North Bay Art & Film Festival Oct. 6-8, 2017 - Full Schedule

Carter's Biz Café, located at the Benicia Arsenal across from the Clock Tower is to host the Second Annual North Bay Art & Film Festival during Oct. 6-8, 2017. Here is the full schedule of this year's lineup of films and workshops featuring the unique character and talent of the San Francisco Bay Area.

2017 North Bay Art and Film Festival, Benicia, CA

Carter’s Biz Café is the proud host of the Second Annual North Bay Art & Film Festival (NBAFF), an annual three-day event showcasing independent films and select artists from Northern California and countries around the globe. The event was created by independent filmmakers with the sole purpose to showcase and screen new and upcoming talent.

The Festival will be held in the artistic waterfront town of Benicia, California in the historical Arsenal district, where there is a campus comprised of two former military venues. The first venue is the Commanding Officer’s Quarters, now home to Carter’s Biz Cafes, a cutting-edge, co-working and business development center. The second venue is the Clock Tower Building, a former armory site. These locations are just a one-minute walk from each other and with enough free parking for well over three hundred cars.

Here is the full schedule for the three-day event, or go to for the entire online schedule of this year’s film festival screening times featuring many more first-time filmmakers and opening night activities. All film screenings will take place at the Clock Tower Building, 1189 Washington Street, Benicia in the historic Arsenal District.

Casablanca Casbah – Opening Reception with Live Music and Food

Friday, Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 

Enter the old-world elegance of Bogart and Bergman to officially kick off the film festival at “Carter’s Americain Café”! We’ll indulge in sumptuous French-Moroccan small bites prepared by Chef Eileen and Baker Sy, get photographed with filmmakers while succumbing to the lure of the casino in our glamourous gin joint! And Sam WILL play it again…by the live jazz music provided by Amanda and Terrence Elliott!

All the Opening Reception Casino Club proceeds will benefit the Benicia Ballet! 


Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 Competition Film Screenings



NBAFF 2017 - Competition Short Films, GROUP 1

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 - Competition Short Films, GROUP 2

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 - Competition Short Films, GROUP 3

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Special Film Feature:  5 Award-Winning Short Films

7:00 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 – Workshop #1

VENUE: Carter's Biz Cafés, The Mansion

“Documentary Filmmaking: Telling the Stories that Need to be Told”

12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 – Workshop #2

VENUE: Carter's Biz Café s, The Mansion

“Animation and Virtual Reality for Filmmakers: A New How-to”

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 Film Screenings, Awards Ceremony, “It’s a Wrap” Awards Reception



NBAFF 2017 - Competition Short Films, GROUP 4

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 - Competition Short Films, GROUP 5

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 – Workshop #3

VENUE: Carter's Biz Cafés, The Mansion

“Using Sound and Music to Create Successful Films”

12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

NBAFF 2017 – Workshop #4

VENUE: Carter's Biz Cafés, The Mansion

“The #1 Secret to Finding Investors for Your Next Film”

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

* Please go to to view the films in each Group.

The Awards Ceremony and “It’s a Wrap” Awards Reception starts Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Be sure to stay and enjoy a fun award ceremony, photo ops and the bubbly along with gourmet nibbles combined with all the enthusiasm to launch this year’s winners toward their next artistic endeavor!

In addition, Benicia Ballet will present scenes from their upcoming spring world premiere Legacy and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet. Benicia Ballet Theatre dancers and alumni will be performing and will feature local favorites - professional dancers Evan Johnston and Catherine Smith! 

For tickets, please visit Note: There is now a special “New Senior (60-plus) Pricing“ for Friday Night's Casblanca Reception!  For additional information, contact

Source: Carter's Biz Cafés

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Benicia, CA 94510
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