INSIDER ADVICE ON CREATING & PITCHING FOR TV AND FILM

The Napa Valley Film Festival created their Pitch Panel Contest as another exciting way to connect film fans and the creative community with some of our industry’s top executives. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing new talent, some who’ve never pitched before in their life, come face-to-face with top decision makers in film and television [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:25:48+00:00 August 30th, 2015|Festival, Film, News|2 Comments

GET AROUND: TRANSPORTATION TIPS

Each Festival Village is approximately 9 miles apart as you travel up and down-valley, with nearly 30 miles between Napa and Calistoga. Travel time between villages can vary, especially on the weekends or during rush hour. Since many films screen at multiple venues, you can maximize your film, food and wine experiences each day without [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:31:24+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Festival, Travel|0 Comments

SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE TO HOLD WORLD PREMIERE AS OPENING NIGHT FILM AT NVFF 2015

It's official: Samuel Goldwyn Films’ SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE will have its world premiere as the Opening Night Film of the fifth annual Napa Valley Film Festival on November 11, 2015. SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE is the highly anticipated follow-up to writer/director Jason Wise’s 2013 acclaimed film SOMM, which provided viewers an illuminating look into the prestigious Court [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:31:35+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Festival, Film, Food & Wine, News|1 Comment

2015 NVFF ANNOUNCES NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY FILMS IN COMPETITION

 WITH ONLY THREE MONTHS LEFT TO GO BEFORE #NVFF15 WE'RE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE TWENTY FILMS PARTICIPATING IN THIS YEAR'S 5TH ANNUAL NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE AND DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM COMPETITION. Directors of the Narrative and Documentary feature films in competition will participate in NVFF's unique Artists-in-Residence Program presented in parternship with the incomparable [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:31:44+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Festival, Film, News|0 Comments

GRILLED CRENSHAW MELON AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD WITH CHEF TYLER RODDE OF OENOTRI

GRILLED CRENSHAW MELON AND PROSCIUTTO SALAD Recipe courtesy of Tyler Rodde, Oenotri Serves 4 Ingredients 1 Crenshaw melon 12 slices prosciutto 2 cups rocket arugula 1 Meyer lemon 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2-3 Bachelor’s Buttons, or other colorful edible blossom Vegetable oil, as needed Kosher salt, as needed Today’s Farmer’s Market offers us such [...]

By | 2015-08-21T23:56:00+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

Q&A WITH KARA LIND OF KARA’S CUPCAKES

In the mood for something sweet? Kara Lind has just what you’re looking for in the form of the perfectly frosted cupcake (we highly recommend the Red Velvet). Having participated on the NVFF Culinary Stage in 2014 where she demoed her wine infused cupcake recipe, we followed up with Kara to talk all things baked [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:31:55+00:00 August 18th, 2015|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

LOCAL’S GUIDE TO NVFF

Napa Valley Local? We've compiled a list of insider tips that will be especially helpful to locals and seasoned Napa Valley visitors attending the festival. Remember: you can find all kinds of passes this year - whether you are free for the whole festival, just the weekend, or even just a single event/screening - we’ve [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:32:35+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Festival, News|0 Comments

PASSHOLDER PERKS

 We encourage attendees to visit the participating businesses who are generously extending special deals only to NVFF Passholders. We know you have a busy festival itinerary - but becuase the full Napa Valley experience is a celebrated part of the festival itself, it's time to get excited about the amazing meals and experiences ahead of [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:32:49+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

#MAKERSMONDAY: AN INTERVIEW WITH STEIN SERVICK

  Have you ever heard the expression “It takes a lot of beer to make wine”? With nearly 500 wineries and counting, we’ll let you do the math when it comes to just how much beer must be consumed within the Napa Valley. We sat down with Napa Smith Brewery’s assistant master brewer Stein Servick [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:34:13+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Festival, Food & Wine|0 Comments

CLAUDIA PUIG JOINS THE NVFF TEAM AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Coming on the heels of our 2015 Competition Film release, NVFF is pleased to announce that former USA Today Chief Film Critic Claudia Puig is joining the festival team. She will serve as a consulting programming director and industry liaison for the balance of 2015, and then take on full responsibilities of program director at [...]

By | 2017-08-14T15:34:35+00:00 August 8th, 2015|Festival, News|0 Comments
NVFF18 • NOV 7 - 11

NVFF18 • NOV 7 – 11