For the ultimate VIP experience, join the Patron Circle. Our Patron Circle includes three different levels of access and indulgence to choose from. Core benefits include:
• MOVIE MOGULS include all benefits from Patron & A-Listers:
• NO WAITING in lines. You always have priority access to all festival screenings, culinary demonstrations, wine pavilions, and more.
• FLEXIBILITY in planning schedules: no need to lock in to a specific schedule in advance. Just show up 20 minutes before show times, flash your Patron Circle credential, and you’re in!
• RESERVED SEATING SECTION for all red carpet presentations.
• COMPLIMENTARY SPARKLING WINE available at red carpet screenings.
• FIRST LOOK: Patrons enjoy personalized preview receptions with NVFF Founders Brenda & Marc Lhormer who provide guidance on how best to fest.
• SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT: Tuesday, November 7, eve of the festival, enjoy cocktails at the Meet the Artists Reception at a location to be announced.
• OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, November 8, exciting sneak preview of a to be announced commercial feature, with a glorious Opening Night Party.
• INVITATION TO VARIETY’S 10 TO TASTE: Exclusive tasting and panel session featuring celebrity chefs and filmmakers (past panelists include Bobby Flay and Tyler Florence).
• CELEBRITY TRIBUTES NIGHT: Thursday, November 9, experience live on-stage interviews at Lincoln Theater with our 2017 honorees (past honorees include Matthew McConaughey, Kurt Russell, Dev Patel, Kevin Costner, John Travolta, Michelle Monaghan, Colin Farrell, and many more)
• SPECIAL TRIBUTES RECEPTION: Special preview exhibit of Paul Child’s photographs of Julia Child in France in 1952-53. Small bites and glorious wines.
• AWARDS CEREMONY NIGHT & GALA: Saturday, November 11, Patrons receive VIP Seating at the Awards Ceremony and learn which of their favorite films will take home an award, followed by the Festival Gala (our biggest party) at the CIA@Copia.
• FESTIVAL WRAP PARTY: Sunday, November 12. Close the festival in style with old and new friends. Downtown Napa.
• YEAR-ROUND EVENTS: Patrons also receive invitations to an increasing number of events year-round.
• DEDICATED LUXURY CAR & DRIVER for entire festival to take you wherever you would like to go. (this benefit is reserved for Movie Moguls couples or two singles sharing)
• UPGRADED DEDICATED CONCIERGE SERVICE and customized planning session with the festival’s Program Manager and Patron Circle Director to discuss films, events and the PERFECT INDIVIDUALIZED ITINERARY.
• Premium RESERVED SEATING for all red carpet presentations with personalized seats.
• Personalized FILM SPONSORSHIP of one of our red carpet presentations with filmmaker Meet & Greet.
• GREEN ROOM meet-and-greet with Celebrity Tribute Honorees and framed photo.
• THURSDAY: One of the biggest perks of being an Movie Mogul is attending the A-LIST DINNER PARTY, where you get to dine with not only our Vintner Circle winemakers but our Celebrity Tribute Honorees. Movie Moguls get priority seating with celebrities.
• FRIDAY: MEET THE CAST RECEPTION following select feature film presentation.
• FRIDAY: Mingle connect and enjoy intimate conversations with filmmakers and industry power players at the FILM INDUSTRY MIXER at Raymond Vineyards.
Meadowood host our MOVIE MOGUL DINNER, the top filmmaker-winemaker dinner, pairing Napa Valley’s most sought after wines with Meadowood’s cuisine. Top vintners, filmmakers, and celebrities attend.
• Receive a custom gift bag of OFFICIAL NVFF GEAR.
• Opportunity to participate on the film festival board of directors.