Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF)
SINCE: 2011
WHERE: Napa, CA, USA
WEBSITE: www.napavalleyfilmfest.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The annual Napa Valley Film Festival, present special film programs throughout the year, and bring the power of cinematic storytelling to local students through Education & Outreach. Cinema Napa Valley, dba Napa Valley Film Festival, is a 501c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California.

“The King of New Orleans” “Romeo is Bleeding” “Friends and Romans” “Landfillharmonic” Among Winners of Napa Valley Film Festival

“The King of New Orleans” “Romeo is Bleeding” “Friends and Romans” “Landfillharmonic” Among Winners of Napa Valley Film Festival

The 5th Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) held from November 11 to 15, 2015, announced this year’s juried and audience award winners. The Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature went to The King of New Orleans directed by Allen Frederic, and the Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature went to Romeo is Bleeding directed by Jason Zeldes. The Audience Award for Favorite Narrative Feature went to Friends and Romans directed by Christopher Kublan, and the […]

4 FIlmmakers Win 2015 Lexus Short Films Series at Napa Valley Film Festival

4 FIlmmakers Win 2015 Lexus Short Films Series at Napa Valley Film Festival

Four filmmakers, Alexis Michalik, Byoung-Gon Moon, Damian Walshe-Howling and Pippa Bianco, are winners of the 2015 Lexus Short Films series, sponsored by Lexus and The Weinstein Company, at the Napa Valley Film Festival. The four finalists will also receive promotional theatrical distribution for their short films, participate in a tour of top film festivals around the world and receive an at-home filmmaking and editing suite. The Weinstein Company co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said, “The Lexus Short Films […]

4th Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Lineup; Opens with “The Imitation Game”

4th Napa Valley Film Festival Announces Film Lineup; Opens with “The Imitation Game”

The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game

The fourth annual Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF)  returns with a five-day festival showcasing the year’s best new independent films in the four postcard-perfect towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga, November 12 to 16, 2014.  The Festival kicks off Opening Night, Wednesday, November 12, with a Red Carpet screening of The Imitation Game. Fresh off winning the audience award at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, The Imitation Game, stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley. Director Morten Tyldum is expected to attend. 

HANK AND ASHA and ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH Win Top Awards at 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival

HANK AND ASHA and ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH Win Top Awards at 2013 Napa Valley Film Festival

HANK AND ASHA directed by James E. Duff won the Best Narrative Feature Film AwardHANK AND ASHA directed by James E. Duff won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award

HANK AND ASHA directed by James E. Duff won the Best Narrative Feature Film Award, and ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH  directed by Pratibha Parmar won the Best Feature Documentary Film Award at the third annual Napa Valley Film Festival. In the romantic comedy Hank And Asha, winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival, an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters – two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face. Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth is a feature documentary film which tells the compelling story of an extraordinary woman’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in cotton fields of Putnam County, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century.

Napa Valley Film Festival Unveils 10 Documentary Films and 10 Narrative Films Selected for 2013 Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival Unveils 10 Documentary Films and 10 Narrative Films Selected for 2013 Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival in Napa, California

The Napa Valley Film Festival in Napa, California, to be held this year from November 13 – 17, 2013, announced the 10 films selected to take part in the NVFF 2013 Narrative Feature Competition and the 10 films selected for the NVFF 2013 Documentary Feature Competition Films. Beyond partaking in the Narrative Feature Competition, the directors of each films will be participating in the NVFF 2013 Artists-In-Residence Program.

Film Critic Leonard Maltin to Preside Over Jury for 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival

Film Critic Leonard Maltin to Preside Over Jury for 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival

Film critic Leonard Maltin will serve as President of the Jury for the second annual  Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF)  to be held November 7 – 11, 2012. As President of the Jury at NVFF, Maltin will oversee the Judging process, providing leadership to the other Jurors grouped into three categories: Narrative Features, Narrative Shorts, and Documentary Features and Shorts. Mr. Maltin will participate most closely in the evaluation of films in the Narrative Features Competition. […]

Mamitas wins Best Film at Inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival

Mamitas wins Best Film at Inaugural Napa Valley Film Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) announced its Jury and Audience Awards for the inaugural film festival which ran November 9 – 13, 2011.

The coming-of-age film Mamitas, based on director Nicholas Ozeki’s award-winning short film of the same name took the top prize Best Narrative and the cash award of $10,000. In the film, cocky teenager and self-proclaimed Casanova Jordan Juarez thinks he knows everything about girls. But one day, while teaching his best friend how to pick up “hot mami chulas,” he learns just what it means to be a man who can truly connect with a woman.

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