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Napa Valley Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The Napa Valley Film Festival showcases the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema and works to build community around the art of visual storytelling. Film screenings and discussions with filmmakers are accompanied by the world-class food and wine of legendary Napa Valley, fueling lively conversations with old and new friends.

Each year’s festival includes the following core components:

  • 100 or so new films,
  • 250+ visiting filmmakers and industry executives,
  • A handful of sneak preview premieres of Oscar-worthy end-of-year studio releases, 
  • One or more Tribute(s) to notable film industry figures,
  • Juried and Audience Awards in a variety of categories, including the $10,000 Meadowood Best Narrative Feature award,
  • Screening venues clustered in walkable Festival Villages in the towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga,
  • Food & Wine-Tasting Pavilions in each Festival Village.

Categories:

  • U.S. Narrative Features,
  • U.S. Documentary Features,
  • Narrative Short Films,
  • Documentary Short Films,
  • Animated Short Films.
  • Short Features,
  • The Lounge Program is named for its unique screening venue and quirky atmosphere,
  • Special Presentations - a small set of narrative and documentary features from around the world to be presented outside of the other feature film categories.

Awards

Juried Awards: 

  • Meadowood Best U.S. Narrative Feature, with a cash prize of $10,000 
  • Meadowood Best U.S. Documentary Feature, with a cash prize of $10,000 
  • Best Ensemble Cast 
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Documentary Short Film 
  • Best Narrative Short Film
  • Best Lounge Feature Film
  • Best Lounge Short Film

Audience Awards: 

  • Favorite Narrative Feature 
  • Favorite Documentary Feature 
  • Favorite Documentary Short Film 
  • Favorite Narrative Short Film 
  • Favorite Short Feature
  • Favorite Actor
  • Favorite Actress

Rules

  • NVFF does not require premiere status. Entries may not be televised or widely available online before November 12, 2018. 
  • Projects completed after January 1, 2017.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Brenda Lhormer (Co-Director);
  • Marc Lhormer (Executive & Artistic Director).

Documents

Place

United States
Napa CA

Official website

napavalleyfilmfest.org

Contacts

Address:

P. O. Box 10994
Napa, CA 94581
United States

Phone: (707) 226-7500
Email: 
entries@napavalleyfilmfest.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    January 10, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 23, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    April 06, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    May 11, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    June 08, 2018
  • Notifications
    August 31, 2018
  • Event dates
    7 — 11 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Run time 50+ minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $90

Documentary, run time 50+ minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $90

Documentary Short films must be under 49 minutes in length, and may be submitted from anywhere in the world. J

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $75

Narrative short films must be under 49 minutes in length, set in live action or animation, and may be submitted from anywhere in the world.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $75
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