MEMBERSHIP

The Patron Circle Experience
The Patron Circle is a year-round membership program with exclusive access to celebrated filmmakers, actors, chefs, and vintners. Whether it’s a private winemaker dinner or a red carpet premiere, members receive elevated VIP treatment at the film festival, and beyond. Joining the Patron Circle generously supports our Education + Outreach Programs.
Choose from three levels of exclusive membership:
  • 1Patron
  • 2A-Lister
  • 3Movie Mogul

Patron Benefits

  • Unlimited access to film screenings, culinary demonstrations, wine tastings, and more
  • Reserved seating at red carpet screenings and tribute events
  • Year-round invitations to private screenings and experiences
  • Acknowledgment on-screen and in print during the film festival
  • $1,500 tax deductible

Patron Events

  • First Look Reception: Exclusive preview of this year’s film program and special events
  • Meet the Artists: Intimate cocktail hour with the directors of our prestigious Artists-in-Residence program
  • Celebrity Tributes: Premier seats during on-stage conversations with acclaimed actors and directors
  • Variety’s Film to Table: Food and wine reception featuring a distinguished panel of celebrity judges
  • Vintner Circle Dinner: Dine with accomplished filmmakers and world-class vintners at a premier Napa Valley winery
  • Patron Circle Lounge: Special access to reserve wines and a curated menu during the Festival Gala

All Patron Benefits + More

  • Personal experience coordinator to assist with all aspects of your Napa Valley Film Festival experience
  • Sponsorship of a film playing at the festival, plus an introduction to the filmmakers
  • Private cast reception with filmmakers and talent
  • VIP gift bag, including festival apparel and products from premier partners
  • $3,700 tax deductible

A-Lister Events

  • A-List Dinner Party: Exquisite sit-down dinner with our Celebrity Tribute honorees
  • Film Industry Mixer: Private invitation to an industry event for filmmakers and VIP guests
  • Priority Vintner Circle Dinner selection: Choose from 20 opulent winemaker dinners

All A-Lister Benefits + More

  • Dedicated driver throughout the festival
  • Private concierge service throughout the festival
  • Sponsorship of Awards Season film playing at the festival
  • Green room access and exclusive introductions to Celebrity Tribute honorees
  • $20,000 tax deductible

Movie Mogul Event

  • Movie Mogul Dinner: 5-star dining experience at Meadowood Napa Valley with visiting celebrities and festival VIPs

Membership Levels + Benefits

FIRST LOOK RECEPTION: Exclusive preview of this year’s film program and special events

MEET THE ARTISTS: Intimate cocktail hour with the directors of our prestigious Artists-in-Residence program

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES: Premier seats during on-stage conversations with acclaimed actors and directors

VARIETY’S FILM TO TABLE: Food and wine reception featuring a distinguished panel of celebrity judges

VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER: Dine with accomplished filmmakers and world-class vintners at a premier Napa Valley winery

PATRON CIRCLE LOUNGE: Special access to reserve wines and a curated menu during the Festival Gala

FILM INDUSTRY MIXER: Private invitation to an industry event for filmmakers and VIP guests

PRIORITY VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER SELECTION: Choose from 20 opulent winemaker dinners

A-LIST DINNER PARTY: Exquisite sit-down dinner with our Celebrity Tribute honorees

GREEN ROOM ACCESS: Exclusive introductions to Celebrity Tribute honorees

PRIVATE CONCIERGE SERVICE: Dedicated driver and private concierge services throughout the festival

MOVIE MOGUL DINNER: 5-star dining experience at Meadowood Napa Valley with visiting celebrities and festival VIPs