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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)
FILM SUBMISSION

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.

FILM SUBMISSION

CALLING ALL FILMMAKERS

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

Email entires@nvff.org with the subject “DEADLINE” for a special discount code.

ENTRY DISCOUNT CODE
SUBMIT YOUR FILM

ENTRY RULES & FEES

2017 SUBMISSION DEADLINES

SUBMIT YOUR FILMS BEFORE THE DEADLINES

MARCH 3

EARLY BIRD

  • Narrative Features – $50

  • Documentary Features – $50

  • Narrative Shorts – $30

  • Documentary Shorts – $30

  • Short Features – $40

MAY 19

LATE DEADLINE

  • Narrative Features – $70
  • Documentary Features – $70
  • Narrative Shorts – $50
  • Documentary Shorts – $50
  • Short Features – $60
WITHOUTABOX

APRIL 7

REGULAR DEADLINE

  • Narrative Features – $60
  • Documentary Features – $60
  • Narrative Shorts – $40
  • Documentary Shorts – $40
  • Short Features – $50

JUNE 30

EXTENDED DEADLINE

  • Narrative Features – $90
  • Documentary Features – $90
  • Narrative Shorts – $70
  • Documentary Shorts – $70
  • Short Features – $80
FILMFREEWAY

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.

NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12