NEW FOR 2017.

NFF is proud to shine a spotlight on the episodic art form through this screening and conversation series. 

Below find the programs in this years series:



Date: Friday, June 23  |  White Heron Theatre
Program at 1:45 PM

Get Shorty

Creator/Executive Producer: Davey Holmes | Co-Executive Producer: Adam Arkin | Cast: Chris O’Dowd, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers, Lidia Porto, Megan Stevenson, Goya Robles, Lucy Walters, Carolyn Dodd | USA / 2017 / 63 min / Narrative

Based on Elmore Leonard’s 1990 New York Times bestseller, Get Shorty is a 10-episode dark comedy coming to EPIX later this year. Miles, played by Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, This Is 40, Love After Love), works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada but is attempting to become a movie producer and launder money through a Hollywood film. Three-time Emmy® award winner Ray Romano (Everybody Loves Raymond, Parenthood, The Big Sick) stars as Rick, a washed up producer who becomes Miles’s partner and guide through Hollywood. The series is created and executive produced by Davey Holmes (Shameless, In Treatment, Damages). Get Shorty is produced by MGM Television.

NFF is very pleased to present the first episode of the series, followed by a conversation with creator Davey Holmes.


Date: sunday, June 25|  White Heron Theatre
Program at 11:45 aM

The Keepers

Director/Executive Producer: Ryan White | Executive Producers: Jessica Hargrave, Lisa Nishimura, Ben Cotner, Jason Spingarn-Koff, Josh Braun | 2017 / USA / 59 min / Documentary

From director Ryan White (NFF alum with Serena, The Case Against 8, Good Ol’ Freda) comes a new, riveting seven-part documentary series about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
Sister Cathy Cesnik, a nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore, went missing on November 7, 1969. In the 1990s, one of Sister Cathy’s former students—a woman known only as Jane Doe—came forward to reveal her own harrowing story and disturbing details about Sister Cathy’s case—but the truth still remained elusive. White pieces together a larger story that goes beyond the death of a beloved schoolteacher to encompass clergy abuse, repressed memories, and allegations of an extensive cover-up. The Keepers is a Netflix Original Documentary Series.

NFF will present an episode of the series followed by a conversation with Ryan White and Jane Doe.