Trade in a Summer Blockbuster for an Indie Darling

In 1975, the term “blockbuster” was created. Steven Spielberg’s Jaws had just been released, and the response to this movie going experience quickly became a cultural phenomenon. Moviegoers were flocking to the cinema time and time again to see a movie that was centered on exciting, fast-paced and escapist entertainment. Two years later, Star [...]

By | 2018-05-31T14:06:27+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Film, News|0 Comments

NVFF Films That Will Warm Your Heart

To celebrate Valentine's Day, cozy up with someone you love and watch a movie! From a romantic comedy to a 1950s romance, these films showcase some of the best love stories told by NVFF filmmakers. Amanda & Jack Go Glamping, directed by Brandon Dickerson Available on iTunes, Amazon, YouTube, Google [...]

By | 2018-02-07T12:29:02+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Festival|1 Comment

Behind the Vines with RiverHouse by Bespoke Collection

The Bespoke Collection is becoming the ultimate experience within the Napa Valley, finding a delicate balance between hospitality, wine, art, scenic locations, and design. Talking with Creative Director, Founder, and Owner Michael Polenske, he admits that since his time in college, he knew that he wanted to balance business, wine, and the great hospitality [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:40:34+00:00 December 5th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley: An Art, Wine, & Design Gallery

The quintessential space for guests to experience Napa Valley living, Ma(i)sonry Napa Valley is setting itself apart from all of the wineries in the Valley. When guests arrive at this historic stone building in downtown Yountville, they are introduced to an art, wine, and design experience. Not only does Ma(i)sonry have the distinction of [...]

By | 2017-11-21T14:31:29+00:00 November 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

2017 Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Festival Award Winners

The 7th Annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced this year’s juried and audience award winners at the Uptown Theatre in Napa on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  The Festival, held from November 8-12, screened 124 films, including the 18 in NVFF’s core competition categories, throughout the 9 screening venues located around the Valley. Each [...]

By | 2017-11-12T14:43:59+00:00 November 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Eleven Eleven Wines: Experience the Unconventional

Eleven Eleven Wines chose its name to represent the “meant-to-be” moments in life that are worth celebrating and symbolize every surprising, awe-inspiring or fated moment that awaits us all. Ellie Anest, a co-founder of Eleven Eleven Wines, discusses how a series of mysterious strokes of fate led to the winery’s creation.  “Although there are [...]

By | 2017-11-07T08:55:54+00:00 November 7th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Nancy Meyers: The NVFF17 Charles Krug Legendary Filmmaker

For over three decades, Nancy Meyers has been writing, directing, and producing films that portray the female experience. Tapping into the very heart of modern relationships, she chronicles women and men, at work and in love, in a singular fashion that makes each film instantly recognizable as a Nancy Meyers movie. Meyers co-wrote and [...]

By | 2017-11-06T09:19:21+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Festival|0 Comments

NVFF17: Variety’s 10-to-Taste

During Variety's 10 to Taste ten uniquely talented chefs will showcase their fresh spin on dishes inspired by iconic film scenes. Invited participants include Bay Area chefs who are focused on presenting pop-up style experiences, rather than establishing themselves in brick and mortar locations. A distinguished panel of celebrity chefs, filmmakers and actors will sample [...]

By | 2017-11-05T12:49:09+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Festival|1 Comment

Meet the NVFF17 Artists-in-Residence Faculty

We are pleased to announce the Napa Valley Film Festival’s esteemed Faculty for 2017. This group of industry professionals include a wide-range of talents and experience, from Oscar winners to ground-breaking screenwriters and producers.  The faculty will share their insights and expertise with our core competition filmmakers during the Artists-in-Residence Program at Meadowood Napa [...]

By | 2017-11-04T13:06:15+00:00 November 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments
NVFF18 • NOV 7 - 11

NVFF18 • NOV 7 – 11