NVFF is becoming a must-attend festival for filmmakers and industry players. Each year we curate a program of 100 or so new independent films culled from over 1000 submissions from around the world. These competition films (vying for both juried and audience awards) are complimented by another dozen or more high profile awards season screenings.

Over 300 filmmakers and industry players attend the festival each year to present their films and engage in conversations with our audiences who are fantastic, full of curiosity, generally affluent and well-traveled. They join us from all over the world, creating a tremendously powerful word of mouth engine from the excitement generated from one of your screenings or presentations.

The directors of our core competition narrative and documentary feature films serve as Artists-in-Residence at the incomparable Meadowood Napa Valley resort. They network with each other and industry veterans serving as faculty who deliver master classes on an array or artistic and commercial topics. NVFF is committed to supporting the careers of working independent filmmakers and developing audiences who appreciate this exceptional and important storytelling art-form.

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