A Conversation with Acumen Winemaker Henrik Poulsen

Born in Denmark, the Director of Winemaking and Executive Manager of Acumen Wines, Henrik Poulsen, fell in love with wine at an early age (14). From here, he began working in a high-end wine retail shop in Copenhagen. While he enjoyed his work, he knew his ultimate aspiration was to be a winemaker — [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:37:28+00:00 October 6th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Awards Season Screenings at NVFF17

One of the most exciting Napa Valley Film Festival announcements is the wonderful slate of studio films that make up the Awards Season Screenings. These are the films we believe will get Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. They are a group of entertaining and adventurous films, crowd-pleasing biopics, and socially relevant documentaries — and [...]

By | 2017-10-04T12:21:16+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Festival|0 Comments

Announcing the NVFF17 Celebrity Tributes

Join us as we salute the highest levels of cinematic achievement with our NVFF17 Celebrity Tributes. Access Hollywood’s Natalie Morales hosts the event, honoring a versatile stage and screen standout, a twice-Oscar nominated trailblazer, selfless humanitarians, and one of the most successful female directors of all-time. The NVFF17 Celebrity Tributes take place Thursday, November [...]

By | 2017-10-03T12:14:17+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Festival|0 Comments

Meet The Hess Collection Lioness

Five generations of the Hess family and the recent celebration of its 30th vintage prove The Hess Collection is still pushing boundaries on Mount Veeder. Yet what is immediately interesting about The Hess Collection is the release of their newest Icon Wine, The 2015 Lioness Chardonnay. A long-time emblem for the Hess family, The [...]

By | 2017-09-27T13:32:29+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Join the NVFF17 Team: Stories from Past Volunteers

We've curated 10 amazing testimonials from volunteers to excite you to join our festival team. From working as a ringmaster who chats with celebrities and directors about their films to learning the tricks of the trade at the culinary demos, this festival is so thankful for the passionate local residents and dedicated travelers who help [...]

By | 2017-09-26T18:49:49+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Festival|0 Comments

Italics Winegrowers: Indulgence, Italicized

For most new wineries, there’s a sense of intense competition as they begin to establish themselves among all the Napa Valley stalwarts who have staked a claim to the land and, more importantly, to the loyal hearts of the many wine connoisseurs who come to the region. Yet with an emphatic meaning behind their name and [...]

By | 2017-09-22T14:09:27+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Food & Wine, News|0 Comments

Wine, Dine and Watch Movies in San Francisco

In San Francisco there are endless entertainment opportunities for the taking. Sample the city's wines, dine in style or experience fascinating films!  Have a day pre or post festival? We recommend exploring San Francisco's extraordinary food, film and wine culture. The colorful and eccentric neighborhoods in San Francisco welcome visitors with open arms. [...]

By | 2017-09-22T11:12:58+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Travel|0 Comments

The 2017 Festival Hubs | Napa Valley Film Festival

This year, the Napa Valley Film Festival Hubs offer passholders a place to discover new films, the finest food and wine in Napa Valley, afternoon entertainment, and more. Not sure what to expect? Use the icons and maps to navigate your way around the Hubs, and start planning your festival experience! Down [...]

By | 2017-09-24T17:14:34+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Festival|0 Comments

Announcing the Winners of the Inaugural NVFF Screenplay Competition

With nearly 400 entries into the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) inaugural Screenplay Competition — sponsored with ScreenCraft and Coverfly — NVFF is happy to announce the two Grand Prize-winning screenplays and the 17 Finalists. The two Grand Prize Winners will take part in NVFF’s exclusive Artists-in-Residence (AIR) program — which includes a six-night [...]

By | 2017-09-19T15:41:01+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Festival, News|0 Comments

Meet the 2017 NVFF Screening Venues

This year, the Napa Valley Film Festival has 9 venues throughout Napa, Yountville, and St. Helena. From historic wineries to beautiful cinemas, each screening venue provides a premiere viewing experience for all those who attend. Napa CIA at Copia Seats: 240 Address: 500 First Street, Napa Description: While the [...]

By | 2017-10-06T19:36:30+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Festival|0 Comments
NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12