Napa Valley Film Festival


If you’re looking for things to do in Napa Valley this time of year, The Napa Valley Film Festival is a great choice. The event combines great wine, food and film with the unique backdrop and atmosphere of the Napa Valley.


The Festival’s vision is to  “build a community around the art of visual story-telling, with the viewing of films and discussions with filmmakers fueling lively conversation amongst old and new friends…” 2013 marks the third installment of the event and it looks like it will live up to that goal once again.



At the core of any film-festival are the films of course. This year’s Napa Valley Film Festival will feature 125 films created by 300 filmmakers. The films will be spread out over several venues so you’ll need to check the program guide for the complete listing of film times and locations.

Because of the vast number of films and filmmakers it’s difficult to generalize the films into an overall theme  but according to the Festival’s site there is a thematic “focus on the empowerment of women and girls and on the fight for all people’s to reach their full potential”


Location and Venues

St. Helena, Calistoga, Yountville as well as Napa will be hosting the festival’s screening venues.

  • St. Helena – St. Helena Welcome Center 657 Main Street
  • Yountville– Yountville community center 6515 Washington Street
  • Napa- Oxbow Public Market ,610 First Street
  • Calistoga – Indian Springs art Gallery 1506 Lincoln Avenue


Food and Drink

There are various establishments in the area including restaurants bars and wineries, that will be prepared to accommodate film festival guests.



Tickets for the festival range from a wide variety of prices. They range from as inexpensive as $10 for rush ticket for a single show, all the way up to $25,000 for an exclusive patron club pass.


Special Events

Beside film screenings there are a variety of other events taking place.


  • Thursday : Festival Gala
  • Friday: Celebrity Tribute
  • Saturday: Power Lunch and VIP dinner events
  • Sunday: Awards Ceremony and wrap party


Pitch Panel event

Think you’ve got a great idea for a film? this year you can submit your idea and have a chance to pitch it before film professionals.



Napa Valley Film Festival

Date: November 13-17

Location: Various locations through Napa Valley

Ticket Prices: $10 to $2500 (range from last minute ticket to VIP packages)



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