Second screening of NCTV’s Foothill Films set |

Second screening of NCTV’s Foothill Films set

Nevada County Television (NCTV) will present Foothill Films: Encore Presentation at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12. The second screening follows NCTV’s sold-out premiere in early October. The Encore Presentation will be held at the Don Baggett Theater at Nevada Union High School.

A screenwriting-to-filmmaking event, Foothill Films is a benefit for Nevada County Digital Media Center/NCTV. It showcases seven 10-minute films created from winning screenplays from a contest held earlier this year. NCTV offered screenwriting classes and winners were then selected. A cast and crew call followed and then production teams were put together. A collaborative effort by volunteers, the mini films were created during the summer.

“The idea behind Foothill Films was for NCTV to bring the art of filmmaking to Nevada County,” said Cheryl Noble, NCTV’s station manager. “The screenplays are original works from local residents who then turned their words into a film production. From the first screenplay words to the final credit, all the work was local and home-grown. Everyone, including high school and junior high students, walked away with new skills and a deep appreciation for all that goes into making a film. It’s a process that takes a lot of collaboration and time, but the end result of seeing the work on the big screen is a great lifetime experience.”

The featured films include “Oberon’s Gold” by Bruce Bradley, “Forever in My Heart” by Jessica Burgess, “Second Chance, Nevada County,” by Donna Cobb, “Only a Little Famous” by Toni Rondini, “My Mother’s Teeth” by Sharon Rose, “Guilty” by Chris Sharp, and “The National Exchange” by Bruce Bradley and Robert Stuckey.

At the red carpet gala, judges awarded Best Overall Film to “Guilty” and Best Screenplay to Jessica Burgess (“Forever in My Heart”). Jessica is a sophomore, and the cinematographer for “Guilty” is a junior high student.

Foothill Films’ sponsors include Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies Group, Video Library, Cameron Hughes Wine, Grocery Outlet Yuba City, Kane’s Restaurant and R&B Communications.

Tickets are available at BriarPatch and NCTV. $10 for adults and $5 for cast, crew and students younger than 18. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 adults and $8 for cast, crew and students.

A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Nevada County Television has been broadcasting in the community for 20 years. Its mission is to encourage civic participation through free speech, teach local youth skills for their future, and provide community building through diverse opportunities.

The office and studio are located at 134 E. Main St., in downtown Grass Valley. NCTV broadcasts on Comcast channel 11 and on Suddenlink channel 16. Government meetings are broadcasted on channel 17 for both Comcast and Suddenlink.

The education channel is 18 for Comcast and Suddenlink. Programs are also streamed on the station’s website at

For more information on Foothill Films, call 272-8862 or visit

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