Program Overview
Napa Valley Film Festival showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling. Film screenings and events are accompanied by the world-class food and wine of the stunning Napa Valley, fueling lively conversations among artists and audiences.

NVFF20 Submissions Now Open

All projects must be submitted online through FilmFreeway. Submit your project before our Earlybird Deadline on February 14 to take advantage of the lowest entry fees of the year.

Industry Event Highlights

Industry Mixer

Meet fellow filmmakers at this private winery event. Discuss upcoming projects and network over incredible food and wine.

Vintner Circle Dinners

Celebrate your film at an intimate film, food, and wine experience hosted by a premier Napa Valley winery.

Panels + Conversations

Listen and learn from a talented and seasoned set of industry professionals who share their insights and expertise.

Festival Gala

Explore food and wine from over 50 wineries and restaurants in the Napa Valley. Enjoy live music, dancing, and more.

Artists-in-Residence Program

The directors of the Narrative and Documentary Features within NVFF’s core competition partake in a unique program presented in partnership with Meadowood Napa Valley. Filmmakers attend intimate networking events, as well as a workshop and panel series. Meadowood also sponsors twin $10,000 cash prizes awarded by the Jury for Best Narrative and Best Documentary Feature.