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SCREENINGS

2017 FILM PROGRAM

SPECIAL EVENT

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

SCREENING VENUES

DOWN VALLEY – UP VALLEY

MIX & MINGLE

INDUSTRY EVENTS

FILM

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

NVFF’s program includes competitive screenings of 100+ new independent films for our audiences to enjoy and discuss with over 300 attending filmmakers, actors, writers, directors, producers and industry executives; with countless opportunities for artist-audience interaction, inspiring student programs, Celebrity Tributes, and our exclusive Artist-in-Residence Program.

COMPETITION

Industry experts decide the Juried Awards and audience ranking determines the Audience Awards. Awards are presented at a festive Awards Ceremony on Saturday night before the Festival Gala. Competitive categories include:

  • Narrative Features

  • Narrative Shorts (under 20 minutes)
  • Documentary Features

  • Documentary Shorts (under 20 minutes)
  • Lounge Features (edgier fare)
  • Lounge Shorts (edgier fare)
  • Short Features (20 – 50 minutes)
2017 FILM PROGRAM

2017 CORE COMPETITION FILMS

American Folk

November 8 - November 12

Laddie: The Man Behind The Movies

November 8 - November 12

Mighty Ground

November 8 - November 12

Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon

November 8 - November 12

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

November 8 - November 12

The Gateway Bug

November 8 - November 12

Tater Tot & Patton

November 8 - November 12

Coyote

November 8 - November 12

A Fine Line

November 8 - November 12

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise

November 8 - November 12

The Sounding

November 8 - November 12

Stuck

November 8 - November 12

ACORN and the Firestorm

November 8 - November 12

People You May Know

November 8 - November 12

The Boy Downstairs

November 8 - November 12

The House of Tomorrow

November 8 - November 12

I Can I Will I Did

November 8 - November 12

The Year of Spectacular Men

November 8 - November 12

THE LOUNGE

Quest

November 8 - November 12

Amanda & Jack Go Glamping

November 8 - November 12

Class Rank

November 8 - November 12

Coup d’Etat

November 8 - November 12

Entanglement

November 8 - November 12

Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town

November 8 - November 12

Life Hack

November 8 - November 12

The Relationtrip

November 8 - November 12

Lounge Shorts

November 8 - November 12

SHORT FILMS

Narrative Shorts 1

November 8 - November 12

Narrative Shorts 2

November 8 - November 12

Narrative Shorts 3

November 8 - November 12

Documentary Shorts 1

November 8 - November 12

Documentary Shorts 2

November 8 - November 12

Documentary Shorts 3

November 8 - November 12

Short Features 1

November 8 - November 12

Short Features 2

November 8 - November 12

Short Features 3

November 8 - November 12

Short Features 4

November 8 - November 12

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2017 SCREENING VENUES

A unique collection of theaters showcase our films and provide the forum for post-screening Q&As with attending filmmakers. Several theaters have concessions and/or a winery partner offering wines for sampling and/or purchase.

STUDIO SNEAK PREVIEWS

AWARDS SEASON SCREENINGS

Our audiences get to enjoy sneak previews of prestigious films prior to their theatrical release. These films are aiming for Golden Globes and Oscar nominations.

VIEW NVFF16 FILM ARCHIVE

SPECIAL EVENT

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES

We complement each year’s screenings and conversations with tributes to Legends, Mavericks, Trailblazers and Rising Stars. The Thursday night Celebrity Tributes are a festival highlight.

Parties & Events | Festival Faculty | Celebrity Tributes

THE FILMMAKER EXPERIENCE

NVFF offers artists an unparalleled experience, both in terms of interacting and learning from sophisticated audiences and industry peers, but also in terms of the world-class food, wine and hospitality of Napa Valley, as NVFF treats all filmmakers to lodging in local hotels and B&Bs or with host families.

  • Unique Napa Valley Screening Venues with Q&A’s scheduled after each screening
  • Industry Networking at our festival parties and events, including the Opening Night Party, Industry Mixer, Friday Night Bash, Awards Ceremony & Festival Gala, and Closing Night Wrap Party
  • Celebrity Tributes to established filmmakers and rising stars. Check back in September for a list of this year’s faculty and honorees
SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Mentors | Panelists | Moderators

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM

The directors of our Narrative and Documentary Feature Films are accepted into our unique Artists-in-Residence Program in partnership with the incomparable Meadowood Napa Valley. These 20 or so talented filmmakers network with their peers, learn from industry mentors, and mingle with patrons and other Meadowood guests at a slew of intimate events. Meadowood also sponsors the twin $10,000 cash prizes awarded by the Jury for Best Narrative and Best Documentary Feature.

ENTRY RULES & FEES

2017 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED

FILM SUBMISSIONS FOR NVFF17 ARE NOW CLOSED!

Thank you to all those who submitted films to the 2017 Napa Valley Film Festival! If you missed the deadline this year, we look forward to seeing your 2018 submissions, starting in February.

2017 FILM PROGRAM

Industry Events

We are committed to supporting the careers of working independent filmmakers and developing audiences who appreciate this exceptional and important storytelling art-form.

NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12