Carter’s Biz Café is again hosting the second annual North Bay Art & Film Festival (NBAFF) kicking off Friday, October 6 and continuing through Sunday, October 8. This Festival will showcase independent local, national and international short films. The NBAFF is a campus-wide event that includes the Commanding Officers Quarter’s and the Clock Tower, both are historic sites surrounded by the beautiful Carquinez Strait. Though held in Northern California, the NBAFF is an open event in which submissions from throughout the nation and the world will be considered.  

"To date this year, we received films from all over the U.S. and from international filmmakers in China, Iran, Sweden, France, Spain, Greece and more," said Carter Rankin, CEO and Founder of Carter's Biz Cafes, a membership, co-working venue and event space located in a 157-year old historical landmark known as the Commanding Officers Quarters. William K. Wesley, Film Operations Director adds, "The works of these independent filmmakers and the involvement of performance art such as our local Benicia Ballet makes this event very exciting."


Prolific filmmaker and NBAFF Judge, Chairperson Jacalyn Evone states, "Last year’s event exceeded our expectations. With such close proximity to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, we hosted an exceptionally talented, socially aware and technologically connected audience.”

NBAFF supports the Solano County community. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to the Benicia Education Foundation.

For tickets or volunteer information please visit

For additional information, contact