Which Pass is Right for You?
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) functions primarily on a pass system, ranging from 5-day experiences (Wednesday-Sunday) to weekend 3-day experiences (Friday-Sunday). NVFF also sells Rush Tickets to screenings if seats still remain after all pass holders have entered the venue.


Please note that all pass sales are final.
  • Here for the films?

    Festival Pass

  • Want priority access?

    Pass Plus

  • Consider yourself a VIP?


Festival Pass

The Festival Pass is for the film lover interested in unlimited access to film screenings, culinary demonstrations, and wine tastings.

  • 2nd in line
  • Unlimited film screenings
  • Afternoon wine tastings
  • Culinary demonstrations

5-Day (Wed-Sun): $295  $235

3-Day (Fri-Sun): $225

Pass Plus

The Pass Plus receives priority access in line to films screenings, culinary demonstrations, and wine tastings. This pass also includes invitations to festival parties and special tribute events.

  • 1st in line
  • Unlimited film screenings
  • Afternoon wine tastings
  • Culinary demonstrations
  • Parties + special events

5-Day (Wed-Sun): $695  $635

3-Day (Fri-Sun): $575

Patron Circle

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.

Choose from three levels of exclusive membership:

  • Patron: $2,500 ($1,500 tax deductible)
  • A-Lister: $5,000 ($3,700 tax deductible)
  • Movie Mogul: $25,000 ($20,000 tax deductible)

Pass Benefits + Features

FILMS SCREENINGS: Choose from narrative and documentary films

WINE INTERMISSIONS: Discover boutique wineries pouring at our Festival Villages

CULINARY DEMONSTRATIONS: Watch chefs serve up film-inspired dishes

PRIORITY ACCESS IN LINE: Queue up first in line, and receive an extra 10 minutes to enter the theater before Festival and Flex pass holders

FESTIVAL GALA: Walk the red carpet, dance to live music, and explore restaurants and wineries from the Napa Valley

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES: Experience an evening of on-stage interviews with some of your favorite actors

OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Eat, drink, and dance at our Napa Festival Hub to celebrate NVFF day one