Napa Valley Film Festival showcases the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema. Our vision is to build community around the art of visual story-telling, with the viewing of films and discussions with filmmakers fueling lively conversation amongst old and new friends … and those conversations being enriched with the world-class food and wine of legendary Napa Valley. The Napa Valley Film Festival takes place on the second full weekend of November each year. This period represents mid-fall and the tail end of Napa Valley’s gorgeous harvest season. The festival runs from Wednesday evening through Sunday night – what we like to refer to as an extended weekend, the best kind. To see the complete 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival lineup, view the 2013 NVFF Program Guide or click here to download pdf of the program guide.
This is where the ‘magic’ happens. These are the unique Napa Valley venues where we’ll showcase our films. From turn of the last century art house theaters to state-of-the-art facilities to speakeasy lounges, our screening venues are sure to elicit ‘oohs and ahs’ too.
This year we’re showcasing over 115 films, from feature to short length, and in narrative and documentary form. We are debuting a new animated short film competition sponsored by Amazon Web Services and Intel. FromTuesday throughThursday, be on the lookout for six on-the-fly filmmaking teams competing to make a 5-minute film in less than 60 hours for our SONY 4K Film Challenge.
A Catalyst for Conversation. Let’s get digital. Interact with friends, family, and the entire Napa Valley Film Festival community, by instagraming and tweeting your favorite pics using hashtag: #NVFF13. You could even be featured on one of our various SONY screens throughout the festival!
NVFF offers one of a kind events leading up to and during the film festival, to make your experience even more extraordinary. From exclusive pre-receptions and sneak preview screenings, to our massive Festival Gala night, and just about everything in between . Take a look at some of these special events below that you will not want to miss!