Napa Valley Film Festival 2013

5 Days. 4 Villages. 12 Screening Venues.
125 Films. 300 Filmmakers. 50 Chefs. 150 Wines.

The ultimate celebration of film, food and wine, The Napa Valley Film Festival (November 13-17, 2013) is a five day extravaganza that showcases the best in new independent film-making and world cinema. In addition to awards-season preview screenings of Oscar hopefuls, there will be lavish events, and special guests Director John Lee Hancock, Colin Ferrell and Diana Agron in attendance!

After a Sneak Preview Night (Tuesday, November 12) presentation of Alexander Payne's new film Nebraska, starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte, NVFF will open officially with the highly anticipated film, August: Osage County, directed by John Wells and starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts. Two screenings will take place the evening of Wednesday, November 13 at the Napa Valley Opera House, followed by an Opening Night VIP Dinner Party, hosted by Benchmark Wine Group along the Napa Riverfront.

On Thursday, November 14, the Napa Valley Opera House will host a red carpet screening of Saving Mr. Banks, directed by John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side) and starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson and Colin Farrell. 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.

On Friday, November 15, Access Hollywood's Billy Bush will host the Celebrity Tribute Program at The Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theatre in Yountville. Billy will show video highlight reels and conduct onstage interviews with Festival honorees, Director John Lee Hancock, and Rising Stars Dianna Agron and Miles Teller. Additional honorees are expected to be announced.  Following the ceremony, there will be a VIP after-party sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter at Groezinger's Lounge.

On Saturday, November 16, NVFF hosts the New Power Lunch: Celebrating Women Making a Difference in Film at 500 First Street. The luncheon will honor the women behind the inspirational and influential films Anita and Sewing Hope, as well as raise funds for the NVFF's year-round Education & Outreach Programs. On Saturday evening, NVFF Patrons, filmmakers and VIPS will attend a screening of Philomena, starring Dame Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, at the Yountville Community Centre Theatre, followed by a series of 18 delectable Winemaker / Filmmaker Dinners, featuring the Valley's most acclaimed wines and fare.

On Sunday, November 17, NVFF will close the festival with the powerful film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, directed by Justin Chadwick and starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. The screening at the Napa Valley Opera House will be followed by NVFF's Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party hosted by NBC Bay Area weeknight anchor, Raj Mathai.
NVFF will also debut a new LifeStyle Pavilion this year, see more details here!

Festival Pass: $250
Enjoy the festival for all five days, November 13-17, 2013
•    Access to all film screenings (after Patrons and other VIP guests)
•    Access to new Lifestyle Pavilion in Napa, including the Stella Artois Lounge
•    Access to all Film Industry Panels
•    Access to all wine tasting pavilions, culinary demonstrations, and Festival Front Porches
•    Access to late night Napa festivities, including the Passholder Party at Eiko's in Napa on Saturday, November 16

Pass Plus: $500
Provides five-day access same as the Festival Pass, plus very special events below
  • Festival Gala at 500 First
  • Access to the Stags Leap District House of Cab at Napa Valley Opera House for pre-screening wine tasting at all screenings with the exception of the 5:30 p.m. studio sneak screenings on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Prioritized entry (following Patrons but before other Passholders) at the Opera House for the 5:30 p.m. screenings on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
  • Friday Late Night Party at Martin Gallery, St. Helena
  • Tributes to Top Filmmakers and Celebrities
  • Closing Night Awards Ceremony
  • Closing Night Wrap Party

Patrons Pass: $2,500 & Up
Includes everything in Pass Plus as well as the perks below...
•    No waiting in lines, always admitted first at both regular and special premiere screenings
•    Exclusive VIP hospitality lounges, with free-flowing epicurean delights and the finest Napa Valley wines throughout each day
•    VIP access to the filmmakers at special premier screenings on each big night
•    Preferred seating for the Celebrity Tribute Program and the Awards Ceremony
•    Unique celebrity filmmaker /chef /Winemaker Dinner at one of Napa Valley's most exclusive wineries, estates and/or resorts on Saturday, November 16
•    Acknowledgement in all Festival Publications
•    Charitable tax deduction
Wednesday & Thursday Combo Pass: $75
•    Acts as a Festival Pass for both Wednesday and Thursday for those only able to attend the festival mid-week

Day Pass: $75
Same benefits as a Festival Pass for just one day! Fri, Nov 15, Sat, Nov 16 or Sun Nov 17

Uptown Pass: $125
Valid for Sunday ONLY
•    Access to all-day and evening festivities at the Uptown Theatre in Napa including a day's worth of rock & roll documentaries and a Q&A after a special screening of Sound City with Director Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
•    Access to the Award Ceremony and the Closing Night Wrap Party
Rush Tickets: $10 / $20
•    Access to screenings after passholders are admitted ($10)
•    Access (for non-passholders) to the Wine Pavilions and the Stella Artois Lounge ($20)
•    Sold at screening or wine pavilions based on seating availability, cash only

Special event tickets to the Festival Gala, Celebrity Tribute Program, The New Power Lunch, Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party are also available for purchase online at