Dear Fabulous Female Filmmakers! 


We are proud to announce the finalists of the 2018 Noe Valley Girls Film Festival! These finalists will have their film screened at 4:00 PM on September 8th at the Noe Valley Ministry in San Francisco, CA and will have a chance to win up to $350! (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced on the day of the festival.)


Age 10 and Under Finalists

  • Did You Know? Sabrina Anderson
  • The Search Esstar, Jessica, Sara, Grace, Katy, Ruby, Nelly, Emily Holland, Kelsey, Grace, Ruby, Lola, Maddie, Nikola, Macie, Rheniaa, and Katie
  • Sunshine Yang Zimo
  • Cats and Mice Zhou Kemi 
  • Fishermen Xu Xinyi
  • Tress Sara Hessari 

Ages 11-15 Finalists

  • A Too Small World Jeanne
  • Dog's Heart Lola Parrilla, Kique Parrilla, Mauricio Buendía
  • Single Player Isabella Marouga 
  • Colorscapes Lilith Jörg, Maya Fiedler
  • Anxiety Emma Lenoski
  • Lost Boys Ella Fields

Honorable Mentions (Honorable mentions will NOT be eligible to win prize money but will have their film screened on the day of the festival, and CAN win the audience choice award!*)

  • The Girl With The Purple Headband Ella Lloyd 
  • Nevertheless, She Persisted Ella Warner
  • The Fang of Chelicera Lola Filucci, Orelia Newman, Montse Hartwig, Tre Hutchinson, Ava Sands, Kendall Phillips
  • Paper People Lila Lash, Agatha Sterkel, Marcel Berkowitz

And congratulations to everyone who participated in The NVGFF this year! You are part of the NVGFF community and we know you will continue to do great things. We hope that you will continue to pursue filmmaking and encourage other girls to join the program....and of course we hope that you participate again next year! You have deeply impressed us and inspired us, and we know that you're going to keep up your amazing work. We have a wide variety of excellent submissions this year, from all across the world, and over 60 films qualified. Every single girl should be incredibly proud of what she has created. 

Be sure to RSVP AND COME 15 minutes early to the event for priority seating (it is first come first serve).

*PLEASE NOTE: We will be adding a new award called "The Audience Choice Award". If you can attend the event, you will be able to vote on one finalist to win this award and get her film shown at the Noe Valley Town Square. We have also added another surprise award that will be announced at the end as well!  Any film being screened can win these awards, including Honorable Mentions!! 

We want to encourage EVERYONE to continue being an inspiration to all others... Let's go girl filmmakers!!!!!!


(If your film is going to be shown, please make sure to accept the download so we can format the films correctly for the festival as soon as possible!!)