What better way to accompany conversation about the riveting films than with the world-class artistry of the Napa Valley? Food and wine are integrated into the Napa Valley experience at every turn. Over 150 wineries and 50 chefs participate in each year’s Napa Valley Film Festival, truly the ultimate celebration of film, food and wine.
NVFF presents an entertaining and thought-provoking program of 100+ films for our audiences to enjoy and discuss. The program includes new independent films in competition for both Juried and Audience Awards, and sneak previews of films slated for holiday season theatrical releases and aiming for Golden Globes and Academy Awards.
Festival afternoons are reserved for wine tasting experiences at interactive wine pavilions in each of our four festival villages. A rotating slate of wineries offer up free tastings and consultations for all of our festival passholders.
The cinematic storytelling inspires lively conversation, and our one-of-a-kind events serve to build friendships and make your experience even more extraordinary. Mingle with filmmakers and industry players at exclusive VIP Patron Circle parties, and expect the unexpected at our extravagant Festival Gala.
Each year, NVFF complements its film screenings with recognition of legendary filmmakers, trailblazers and rising stars. The Celebrity Tributes evening celebrates the highest levels of achievement in cinematic story-telling. The evening includes video clips of each honoree’s work and live onstage interviews. A-Lister and Movie Mogul members of our Patron Circle join the honorees for a spectacular dinner following the program.
Elevate your Napa Valley Film Festival experience by joining our exclusive Patron Circle, a group of old and new friends enjoying the most intimate access to filmmakers, industry power players and celebrities, along with Napa Valley’s finest food, wine and hospitality. Patron Circle members not only enjoy the best festival experiences, but also support the mission and programs of our organization year round through tax-deductible contributions.