FILM

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

2018 SUBMISSIONS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN!

Program Overview

 

NVFF’s program is comprised of the following core components:
• Competitive screenings of 100 or so new independent films
• Sneak Previews of prestigious studio films before theatrical release
• Conversations with 300+ writers, directors, actors, producers
• Juried & Audience Awards
• Exclusive Artists-in-Residence Program
• Celebrity Tributes (Legends, Mavericks, Trailblazers and Rising Stars)
• Inspiring Student Programs
• Countless opportunities for artist-audience interaction

Competition Program

 

Industry experts decide the Juried Awards and audience ranking determines the Audience Awards. Awards are presented at a festive Awards Ceremony on Saturday night before the Festival Gala.

Competitive categories include:
• Narrative Features
• Documentary Features
• Narrative Shorts
• Documentary Shorts
• Lounge Features (edgier fare)
• Lounge Shorts (edgier fare)

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

2017 FILM PROGRAM

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 nine screening venues located around the Valley.

STUDIO SNEAK PREVIEWS

78/52

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

CHAPPAQUIDDICK

CROWN HEIGHTS

FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

I, TONYA

LA 92

THE LEISURE SEEKER

MOLLY’S GAME

THE SHAPE OF WATER

THE UPSIDE

NARRATIVE FEATURES

AMERICAN FOLK

THE BOY DOWNSTAIRS

THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW

I CAN I WILL I DID

PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW

THE SOUNDING

STUCK

TATER TOT & PATTON

THE YEAR OF SPECTACULAR MEN

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES

ACORN AND THE FIRESTORM

CATCHING SIGHT OF THELMA & LOUISE

COYOTE

THE GATEWAY BUG

PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW

LADDIE: THE MAN BEHIND THE MOVIES

MIGHTY GROUND

SKID ROW MARATHON

THE UNTOLD TALES OF ARMISTEAD MAUPIN

LOUNGE FEATURES

AMANDA & JACK GO GLAMPING

CLASS RANK

COUP D’ETAT

ENTANGLEMENT

A HAPPENING OF MONUMENTAL PROPORTIONS

IZZY GETS THE FUCK ACROSS TOWN

LIFE HACK

QUEST

THE RELATIONTRIP

LOUNGE SHORTS

LEMON

FRANKIE KEEPS TALKING

THE FINAL SHOW

REKINDLED

BROSE

THE ARRIVAL

MARGOLAND

WORKING ON MY SHORT: A SHORT FILM ABOUT FIGURING OUT WHAT MY SHORT FILM SHOULD BE ABOUT

NARRATIVE SHORTS 1

SMALL TALK

THE POET

 BRIEF.

AWAREWOLF

BARRIO

BUTTERCUP

DA CAPO

TERMINAL

NARRATIVE SHORTS 2

REAL ARTISTS

TIME IS A PLACE

 NEGRON (A TENNIS SHORT)

BROTHERS

ANNA

THE DAM

NARRATIVE SHORTS 3

AFTER ALL

GEMA

 VISITORS

LABORATORY CONDITIONS

AGAIN

LIFE BOAT

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 1

THE OTHER SIDE

THREE BOYS MANZANAR

 ALL AMERICAN

AT MIDNIGHT

YOURS SINCERELY, LOIS WEBER

A FEW THINGS ABOUT ROBERT IRWIN

THE COLLECTION

BEFORE THE BRIDGE

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 2

WASHED AWAY

TIPHANY

 BLIND SUSHI

CAB ELVIS

HOP DREAMS

TOP ROW

ONE HUNDRED ASCENTS

DOCUMENTARY SHORTS 3

GENERATIONALS

WE CLIMB MOUNTAINS

 MAKE IT WORK: THE IDEA

COLGIN: AN UNCOMMON JOURNEY

CAVIAR DREAMS

THE TABLES

SHORT FEATURES 1

AND THOUGH THE MUSIC ENDED, WE DANCED ON THROUGH THE NIGHT

CHOCOLATE

 YOUR DAY

SHORT FEATURES 2

STANDING/STILL STANDING

LITTLE WARRIORS

 LOVE 99

SHORT FEATURES 3

THE ACT OF BEING

KNIFE SKILLS

 DINNER IN ABRUZZO: A JOURNEY HOME WITH MY CULINARY GODFATHER

SHORT FEATURES 4

PIECES OF STRING: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ARTIST ROBERT WINOKUR

WISHMAKERS

 THE SPIRIT & SPIRITS OF PORT COSTA

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

BACK TO BURGUNDY

BERNARD AND HUEY

 BREAKABLE YOU

DOG YEARS

40 YEARS IN THE MAKING – THE MAGIC MUSIC MOVIE

BLOOD ROAD

THE ATAXIAN

CALIFORNIA TYPEWRITER

CONSTRUCTING ALBERT

ELLA BRENNAN: COMMANDING THE TABLE

FERMENTED

FOOD EVOLUTION

HAPPENING: A CLEAN ENERGY REVOLUTION

LIYANA

MAN IN RED BANDANA

MICHELIN STARS: TALES FROM THE KITCHEN

NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK

POISONING PARADISE

Rebels on Pointe

SERVED LIKE A GIRL

TO THE EDGE OF THE SKY

WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE

DON’T SHOOT THE ZEBRA PONY

TAMING WILD: A GIRL AND A MUSTANG

NVFF18 • NOV 7 - 11

NVFF18 • NOV 7 – 11