NVFF’s Education + Outreach Programs are dedicated to sharing the power of cinematic storytelling with the next generation of creative minds. Every year, we reach over 3,500 students through integrated film programs that inspire curiosity, spark conversation, and foster critical thinking.



Structured as a two-part program, NVFF Film Camps include a comprehensive screenwriting workshop, followed by a full week of extensive hands-on production. Students utilize state-of-the-art equipment to complete their projects, and premiere their finished short films at the Cameo Cinema in St. Helena.


Featured Programs

Filmmakers in the Schools

Educators are offered a special selection of festival films to screen in the classroom. Filmmakers and film subjects then visit students to engage in intimate conversations that bring the curriculum to life.

Community Screenings

NVFF hosts and sponsors year-round film screenings for students, parents, and educators throughout the Napa Valley. These films seek to generate thought-provoking discussions across our diverse audiences.

Teen Press

Teen Press develops students’ research, listening, and interviewing skills. During NVFF, two teams of teen journalists interview celebrities, filmmakers, and notable guests on and off the red carpet.

Inspire Field Trip

During the film festival, 1,200 middle and high school students from around the Napa Valley gather at the Lincoln Theater to watch documentary films and participate in extended Q+As with the filmmakers and subjects of each story.

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