Reel Talk

As the ninth annual festival quickly approaches, you may be wondering what you can expect from your 2019 Patron Circle membership. Well, our team has been hard at work to improve and enhance your festival experience. Here are just a few not-to-miss Patron Circle events taking place during the festival this November.

On Tuesday, we invite all Patrons to join us at the Lincoln Theater for Inspire, a multi-school field trip and core component of our Education + Outreach Programs. This is a great opportunity for Patron Circle members to observe as filmmakers and subjects interact with our young audience, and take part in the direct impact of our non-profit organization, Cinema Napa Valley.

Next, celebrate Wine Wednesday as we kick off NVFF Day 1 with a new Patron Circle Reception. Prior to our opening night film, we celebrate the launch of an exciting new lifestyle magazine, along with a variety of celebrity guests.

After the first red carpet screening of the festival, spend the evening making memories with the film’s special guests at our Opening Night Party. This year, the celebration takes place at the Oxbow Commons, our new Festival Hub. In addition to the party, Patron Circle members enjoy the luxury of an exclusive lounge hosted by Feast it Forward.

Additionally, make sure to check out this year’s Twin Dolphin Los Cabos Lounge at the Lincoln Theater. This lounge offers Green Room access and an elevated food and wine experience before the Celebrity Tributes on Thursday night, as well as throughout the week of the festival.

Back by popular demand on Friday night is Martin’s Friday Night Bash. This aesthetically rich and visually provocative space combines the ingenuity of design with the rustic essence of the Napa Valley. Indulge in the decadence and outrageous atmosphere of one of the festival’s liveliest events.

Finally, raise a glass on Sunday to the end of an incredible NVFF19. Reminisce about your fondest festival memories among friends old and new, and close out the festival in style at our final red carpet screening of the year.

Not a member of the Patron Circle? Don’t worry, there’s still time to join. Learn more about our year-round membership here or email Patron Circle Director, Michael Fox, at

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