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Napa Valley Film Festival - Buy Your Passes Early!


Napa Valley Film Festival 2013 Sizzle Reel from Napa Valley Film Festival on Vimeo.

It's never too early to start planning a trip to Napa Valley. But with so many fabulous festivals, wine and food events, and parties to choose from this Spring, Summer and Fall - you may be at a loss as to what month to visit. Skip the throngs of tourists and visit during the Fall season. One of the premiere events each November is the Napa Valley Film Festival (November 12-16, 2014). Last year, star-studded films and events filled the 5-day extravaganza that had the likes of Colin Farrell, Diana Agron, Director John Lee Hancock of the movie "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, and many more walking the red Napa red carpet.

nvff_starsWhoAttended2013.jpgNovember 12-16, 2014
While November may seem like it's far off, it pays to buy passes early! Right now through March 31st save ($60-$90) on the Festival Pass and Pass Plus.

Buy a Festival Pass and experience studio sneak previews and the best independent films, culinary demonstrations with world-class chefs, and wine pavilions featuring vintners from across the Valley.

Or upgrade to a Pass Plus to also add access to the swanky Festival Gala, the Celebrity Tribute evening, the  filmmaker Awards Ceremony and Closing Night Wrap Party. Save an additional $30 per pass if you buy four or more. Your friends will thank you in November. And if you are a Napa Valley or Sonoma resident, use the code LOCAL to save an extra 10% per pass.

Visit today to learn more about last year's festival and to purchase passes online.

Napa Valley Film Festival - Comedy Track

The Napa Valley Film Festival (Nov. 13-17) is featuring films that span a wide array of genres, and if you're looking for some laughs, then make sure these films are on your film viewing itinerary for the 5-day film, food, and wine extravaganza.

nvff-comedy-track-itinerary-1.jpgThe Bounceback (90 minutes)
(2012) - If - as many people say - breaking up is hard to do, then getting back together can be even harder. Lonely and verging on desperate, Stan learns that his ex-girlfriend Cathy will be home in Austin for the weekend. The Bounceback takes us cavorting through Austin's honkytonks, night- clubs, and even to a cutthroat "air-sex" competition, as the two former couples attempt bouncing back from heartache.

Dear Sidewalk (89 minutes)

(2013) - Dear Sidewalk is the story of Gardner, a young mail carrier struggling to define his identity in the midst of a full-scale quarter-life crisis. Gardner's regimented routine is thrown out the window when he meets Paige, an attractive divorcee enduring a mid-life crisis of her own.


nvff-comedy-track-films-2.jpgOne Small Hitch (105 min)
(2013) Josh and Mary, two childhood friends, pretend to be dating in an attempt to make their family's happy. Will they start to fall in love for real before their make-believe charade of a romance is exposed?

Putzel (88 min)
(2013) For some people, life is an adventure filled with opportunities to excel and worlds to explore. But for Walter Himmelstein, aka Putzel, life doesn't extend beyond his family's fish store on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Until he meets Sally, confronts his fears, and proves he is more than just a Putzel.


nvff-comedy-track-film-4.jpgOld Stock (85min)
(2013) -Stock Burton has spent two years hiding out in his grandfather's retirement residence. An old soul beloved by all the residents, Stock is hiding from the rest of the world - and his life - and is in no hurry to go back.

One Chance (104 min)
The remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for Britain's Got Talent.

Special Guest Appearance! Colin Farrell at Napa Valley Film Festival

Colin Farrell in attendance at this year's Napa Valley Film Festival?! You heard right!

colin-farrell-image1.jpgCelebrities and Festival Honorees Director John Hancock (Blind Side, Saving Mr. Banks), Dianna Agron (Glee, The Family) and Miles Teller (Rabbit Hole) are already scheduled to be part of the festivities at this year's Napa Valley Film Festival as part of the Celebrity Tribute.
However, we just got word that Colin Farrell will also be in attendance as a special guest for the film Saving Mr. Banks.

On Thursday, November 14, the Napa Valley Opera House will host a red carpet screening of Saving Mr. Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock and starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell. Both Mr. Hancock and Mr. Farrell will be in attendance with other special guests.

Following the film, members of the festival's exclusive Patron Circle and Pass Plus holders join filmmakers and sponsors at the biggest party of the week at 500 First Street in Napa for the spectacular Festival Gala from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. At the Gala, attendees will enjoy live entertainment from half a dozen different acts, and culinary offerings and exclusive wine pairings from more than 25 Napa Valley top chefs and wineries. As the night moves on into the wee hours, the party will debut a VIP lounge on the building's mezzanine level for cocktails, nibbles and late night dancing.


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Any guesses on which film will be the darling of this year's Napa Film Fest? See what we have our eye on. First up is . . .

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Napa Valley Film Festival - Must See Films!

Last year, at the Napa Valley Film Festival, Somm was the runaway hit that had all attendees abuzz with excitement and rave reviews. Lines were around the corner at every screening and #NVFF even added, last minute, additional times to the schedule to accommodate the huge demand. Any guesses on which film will be the darling of this year's Napa Film Fest? See what we have our eye on. First up is . . .

The Narrative Features Category

Looks quirky, fun, and just the right amount of sap to make this of one our favs going in!

Film Description: The Little Tin Man is the story of a quest for the role of a lifetime: the Tin Man in Martin Scorsese's (fictional) remake of The Wizard of Oz. It's also an intelligent and humorous exploration of a struggling actor's big dreams and staunch refusal to accept the status quo. Tired of accepting typecast roles based on his small size and unfulfilled working in his brother's restaurant, Herman is ready for something different. When he's asked to audition for the Mayor of Munchkinland, he takes the opportunity to aim just a little bit higher. .  .
  • WED, 13 Nov | 5:30pm | Gliderport | Calistoga
  • FRI, 15 Nov | 1:00pm | Cadillac Theater | Napa 
  • SAT, 16 Nov | 10:00am | Farmstead | St. Helena
  • SUN, 17 Nov | 8:30pm | YCC Theater | Yountville
nvff-red-obsession-film.jpgRED OBSESSION (79 min)
Obsessed with wine much? Whowouldathunk...

Film Description: For centuries, the French region of Bordeaux has commanded a mythical status inthe world of wine. It stands as a symbol of wealth, power, and influence. However, its prosperity has always been linked to the capricious nature of markets and the shifting fortunes of global economies. China's new super wealthy have pushed prices to stratospheric levels. Despite unprecedented demand for a finite product, Bordeaux's new clients want it all. Will the Chinese market be the bubble that never bursts or the biggest threat yet to Bordeaux's reputation? Beautifully filmed, narrated by Russell Crowe, and featuring numerous luminaries from the wine world, this film by co-directors David Roach and Warwick Ross is a love letter to French wine and those who cannot live without it. 

  • TUE, 12 Nov | 6:00 pm YCC THEATER | Yountville 
  • THUR, 14 Nov | 8:30 pm GLIDERPORT | Calistoga 
  • SAT, 16 Nov | 5:30 pm OPERA HOUSE | Napa