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Behind the Vines: Flora Springs

By | November 12th, 2016|Categories: Festival, Film, Food & Wine|Tags: , , |

Flora Springs stems from sustainable living and organic farming. Their love for land influences simply everything that they do, including accruing land in Napa Valley's most bountiful and lustrous appellations: Rutherford, Oakville, St, Helena and [...]

Behind the Vines: Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley

By | November 9th, 2016|Categories: Festival, Food & Wine, News|Tags: , , , |

Nestled in one of Yountville’s most historic places, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley offers a truly one-of-kind experience in wine country. It’s a mecca of culture, filled with highly edited furnishings and artwork. The collections of art [...]

Special Profile: Don Shindle of The Westin Verasa Napa

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Festival, Travel|Tags: |

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 [...]

NVFF16 Doc Shorts About Conservation and Preservation

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Festival, News|

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 3: Six unique stories challenge our thinking about changes in our environmental history, beautiful landmarks, and agriculture foundations. Our Documentary Three Shorts Program combines elements of beautiful scenery, heartwarming storytelling and sweet [...]

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711, 2016

HP JOINS NVFF16

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Festival, News|0 Comments

HP joins NVFF for the first time in 2016, showcasing the role of HP technology throughout the four festival villages. HP’s association with film actually began more than 75 years ago in David Packard’s garage, where he and Bill Hewlett created HP’s first product, an audio oscillator that was later sold to Disney and played a key role in supplying sound effects for its seminal work, Fantasia. Today many of the world's major award winning film, VFX and post production studios rely on HP Z Workstations--innovative ultra-fast and highly reliable technology that stays out of the way of creative flow. Be sure to check out the HP Technology Corner open each day at the Riverfront. (Image here of a filmmaker at a workstation) Be on the lookout for the HP Sprocket Team roaming the festival with the new pocket-sized photo printer that instantly prints 2x3" sticky-back photos from your smartphone. Sprocket brings your favorite Film Festival memories to life with vibrant smudge-proof photos you can share, or peel and stick. Good news for all passholders: no more wondering what film is playing where with the HP Information Stations at all of the Box Offices. All the film times, culinary seminars [...]

311, 2016

Special Profile: Don Shindle of The Westin Verasa Napa

By | November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Festival, Travel|Tags: |0 Comments

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 so today, people have high expectations of their hotel experience and we need to over-deliver to create guest loyalty. My role, as General Manager, is to support and coordinate all the efforts of my entire team. Whether in a large or small hotel, the complexities of the business and dealing with guests' needs do not change," explains Don. The entire staff at The Westin is well educated on local wineries, restaurants, events, and experiences to ensure that guests continue to be impressed and gratified long after they leave the lobby. This exemplary service is not possible without a team leader with a genuine love of this Valley and commitment to service. And that's Don. Don advocates that the most essential factors in hospitality. This exemplary service is not possible without a team leader with a genuine love of this Valley and commitment to service. And [...]

211, 2016

NVFF16 Doc Shorts About Conservation and Preservation

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Festival, News|0 Comments

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS PROGRAM 3: Six unique stories challenge our thinking about changes in our environmental history, beautiful landmarks, and agriculture foundations. Our Documentary Three Shorts Program combines elements of beautiful scenery, heartwarming storytelling and sweet sentiments. This is what magic behind the camera looks like, in purest form—truly a collection of shorts not to miss at NVFF16. Long Live the Mish  The Mishawaka is a 100-year-old music venue nestled in the Poudre Canyon, north of Denver, Colorado. The Mish, asit quickly became known, was founded in 1916 as a canyon hideaway for family, friends, and community to come together to play and listen to music while soaking in the beautiful sounds and sights of the canyon itself. Through nearly as many twists and turns as the Poudre River itself, Mishawaka has become one of the top outdoor music venues in the US, hosting many big name artists across all genres. Today, The Mish remains a humble, special place to visit. A standing testament ofour common, ancient desire to celebrate life through music amongst the stars. The Mish holds true to its roots of music, community, family and friends. A century-old Mishawaka is a rarity in our modern age, and this [...]

211, 2016

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

By | November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Festival, Film, Travel|Tags: |0 Comments

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, from film locations to great places to watch a flick. Have 49 hours in the city? Here’s what you need to do. Movies and their Locations Vertigo Film by Alfred Hitchcock, Starring James Stewart and Kim Novak In a city known for its many hills and scenic overlooks, San Francisco might not be the place for someone with acrophobia, and this is just what makes Alfred Hitchcock’s movie a classic. Filmed all over the city, we could point you anywhere, but one scene eclipses all others: the scene where Madeleine famously jumps into the bay. Fort Point National Historic Site End of Marine Drive on the Presidio of San Francisco Bullitt Film by Peter Yates, Starring Steve McQueen We couldn’t think of a better backdrop than the windy streets of San Francisco for the best movie car chase ever.  The car chase in this Steve [...]

2610, 2016

The Artisan Pavilion Experience at Farmstead

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Festival, Food & Wine, News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Integrated within the Wine Pavilion experience, we are featuring local artisans displaying and selling their items of craft Saturday, November 12 from 3:00pm - 5:00pm. Sip wine as you browse through samples and demonstrations by the craftsmen themselves in this unique and interactive experience at Farmstead in St. Helena, which is truly an a one-of-kind ambiance. A selection of wines will be poured by Clif Family Winery, Long Meadow Ranch, nakedwines.com and more! Long Meadow Ranch has fantastic selection of wines that are fruit-forward, expressive notes, ranging from earthy, to sweetly extracted, to blissfully zesty. Each varietal having it's own unique aroma and attitude. Long Meadow Ranch cultivates in the complexities and characters of their wines delivering beautiful balanced varietals that are pleasing to taste and soft on the mouth, lingering for another sip. There is also other unique finds like their crafted after-dinner spirit, Grappa, silky and smooth from their estate grape pomace, and their bright, freshly pressed olive oils. Cliff Family Winery, celebrates wine, food and adventures in all that they do. They especially have a love for artisan wines and authentic experiences. If you haven't heard about Naked Wines, they'll swiftly become your new favorite e-tailer. They deliver exclusive and exceptionally crafted wines to do [...]

2510, 2016

Announcing the NVFF16 Education and Outreach Programs

By | October 25th, 2016|Categories: Education, Festival, Film, News|Tags: , |0 Comments

  We are proud to announce our 6th year of Education and Outreach events and the highly anticipated filmmakers-in-the-schools programs that kick off November 7 with INSPIRE 2016, the multi-school student field trip held at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater in Yountville. This is the third year that NVFF has produced a classic “field trip” experience for 1,200 Napa Valley middle and high school students from around the Valley. Students will take in two deeply inspiring documentary films shown back-to-back, followed by thought-provoking and powerful interactive discussions with the filmmakers and subjects of the films. Thanks to generous partners, like Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, NVFF is able to produce this event, including bussing to and from the theater, and a brown bag lunch from Whole Foods for each student in attendance, at no cost to the district. After the field trip day, NVFF brings films and filmmakers into the schools during the festival week for presentations and discussions that act as an extension of their existing curriculums. Students experience their own version of a film festival within the walls of their classrooms, as they watch the films with their peers and then have the opportunity to meet [...]

NVFF17 • NOV 8 - 12

NVFF17 • NOV 8 – 12