Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) takes place every November at several unique screening venues and sites throughout Wine Country. The festival partners with the best Napa Valley restaurants and wineries to organize its social events and parties. The festival's program features about 100 new independent films of various genres as well as sneak peeks of studio releases and red carpet screenings.
Napa Valley Film Festival's events are accompanied by wine tastings, world-class food, Q&As as well as parties. Over 300 filmmakers and actors visit Napa Valley Film Festival every year. Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, Geena Davis, Katie Holmes, Laurence Fishburne, Elijah Wood, and Kurt Russell have attended the festival in the past.
NVFF focuses on films that not just entertain but also inspire, enlighten, and raise one's spirit. In Verge category is dedicated to more edgy cinema. Culinary and food-focused films are also welcomed. Celebrity and aspiring filmmakers can meet during Industry Mixer and the annual Festival Gala, featuring food and wine from the best restaurants and wineries in the Napa Valley as well as live music and dancing. The best sommeliers and vintners of the valley take part in private tastings and wineries tours. Food and wine are among the main aspects of the festival.