Special Profile: Napa River Inn

  The historic Hatt/Napa Mill Building is located at the intersection of 5th and Main Street and is part of the old sea and river commerce center of late 1800s and early 1900s Napa City. This historical significance has garnered the complex local landmark status and National Register of Historic Places listing. Within their walls, [...]

By | 2016-11-12T09:08:05+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Festival, Travel|0 Comments

Special Profile: Don Shindle of The Westin Verasa Napa

Each year the Napa Valley sees thousands and thousands of tourists. It's up to passionate experts like DON SHINDLE from The Westin Verasa Napa to ensure that their experience in the Valley is unforgettable. The hotel visitors choose has a much greater impact on their trip than just quality of a night's sleep. "Even more [...]

By | 2016-11-03T00:32:39+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Festival, Travel|0 Comments

Film Geek Paradise: The Top Places in San Francisco for the Movie Buff

The film industry, which has been around for more than 100 years, might have started down in Southern California, but San Francisco has had a long and colorful history with film that will make any self-proclaimed film geek giddy. Spanning film classics to today’s contemporary movies, San Francisco has everything to offer a film geek, [...]

By | 2017-02-21T04:27:40+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Festival, Film, Travel|0 Comments

16 Things Not To Miss At NVFF16

With mere days left until Opening Night, it’s time to get down to business and talk about all the things you cannot miss at #NVFF16. Every year is a little different, but one thing remains: every corner of the festival is programmed to surprise, delight, indulge and inspire. We don't want you to miss any [...]

By | 2016-10-10T11:18:28+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News, Travel|0 Comments

The Filmmakers Are Coming to Napa Valley

There is a crisp chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change, and while some are thinking of Pumpkin Spice and cozy sweaters, the people of Napa Valley have two different things on their mind: harvest, and of course, the Napa Valley Film Festival. When the vineyards explode with fall colors, it's a sign: [...]

By | 2016-09-27T09:00:10+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News, Travel|0 Comments

Meet The Theaters

These unique theaters in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga showcase our films and provide the forum for post-screening Q&As with attending filmmakers. From turn-of-the-century art house theaters, to state-of-the-art facilities, our theaters provide memorable movie watching environments. Keep an eye on the Intimacy Rating: the more stars, the smaller and more intimate the venue. [...]

By | 2016-09-14T22:07:47+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News, Travel|0 Comments

#FestDressed: Napa Casual, Explained

Do you dread packing for a place you've never been before? Are you never sure what to wear to what event? You are not alone. That's why we brought in local fashion blogger Evin Elizabeth to debunk the myths and demonstrate the tips to get you ready for NVFF16. Learn how to blend in with [...]

By | 2016-08-13T09:42:31+00:00 August 13th, 2016|Festival, News, Travel|0 Comments


What makes the Napa Valley Film Festival so memorable? Hear it straight from the horse's mouth. Each Tuesday we will add a new testimonial. If you'd like to see your name on this page email your testimonial(s) to contests@nvff.org. “I had wanted to come for years and now plan to make it an annual event. [...]

By | 2016-05-23T18:09:34+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News, Travel|0 Comments


Being a local in a popular travel destination has a unique set of pros and cons. When the rest of the world spends their precious vacation time to explore the place you call home, it can lead to some odd phenomenons. (Cover photo by www.napavalleysegwaytours.com). 1. Your couch is always spoken for. via GIPHY It [...]

By | 2016-04-21T09:50:15+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Festival, Travel|1 Comment


GRAND PRIZE Round trip coach airfare from a major gateway airport nearest winner’s residence as determined by Sponsor Two (2) Patron Passes to the 2016 Napa Valley Film Festival. The Patron Circle is the ultimate VIP experience. Never wait in line for film screenings. Meet celebrities and filmmakers at parties and intimate events. Enjoy the [...]

By | 2016-03-14T14:30:39+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Festival, Food & Wine, Travel|1 Comment
NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12