Our Mission
Cinema Napa Valley is a 501c3 non-profit organization, established in the Napa Valley in 2009. Our mission is to celebrate the cinematic arts and enrich the community by presenting an annual world-class festival and year-round education and outreach programs. Every November, Cinema Napa Valley presents the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF), a cultural celebration immersed in the art of film, food, and wine.

Board of Directors

Board Chair, Patrick Davila, Meadowood Napa Valley
Treasurer, Debra Crow, Volta Industries, Inc.
Secretary, Teresa Cunningham, GVM Law, LLC

Carissa Ashman, C-StarPR, Inc.
Bob Basset, Chapman University, Dean of Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Zoe Fairbourn, Brand Partnerships
Rick Garber, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
David Glasser, 101 Studios
J. Todd Harris, Branded Pictures Entertainment
Ron Hofmann, Scenario PR
Geyer Kosinski, CEO, Media Talent Group
Daniel Schryer, Bali Venture Partners LLC
Don Shindle, The Westin Verasa Napa
Chris Wendel, Volta Industries, Inc.
Michael Woods, Baywood Capital | Mount View Hotel & Spa


Co-Founder, Brenda Lhormer
Co-Founder, Marc Lhormer