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.


NVFF welcomes films of various genres and lengths. Our competitive categories include: Narrative Features, Documentary Features, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Verge Features, and Special Presentations. During the festival, visiting filmmakers present their films multiple times and in different locations in order to experience the unique character of the Napa Valley.

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 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 this unique program. During the festival, filmmakers attend intimate networking events, as well as a workshop and panel series.