New to Napa Valley Film Fest - Lifestyle Pavilion

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In it's third year, the Napa Valley Film Festival (November 13-17, 2013) is upping the ante of hip and sophistication with the addition of the swank Lifestyle Pavilion.

nvff-lifestyle-pavilion.jpgThe Pavilion will be centrally located in downtown Napa's Oxbow Market and open to passholders and the public Friday, November 15th - Sunday, November 17th, 10am - 6pm. Experience the latest innovation in cars, technology, and culinary trends; attend film industry panels and cooking demonstrations; and enjoy premier wines at the Wine Pavilion and a chalice or two of Stella Artois. See all the hip details below and if you haven't gotten passes yet, what are you waiting for?! Click Here to buy festival passes now.

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LOUNGES:

CADILLAC LUXURY LOUNGE
See Cadillac's hottest vehicles at the Cadillac Luxury Lounge featuring their all-new 2014 CTS sedan, the centerpiece of the Cadillac line up, that ascends into the heart of the midsize luxury market with expanded performance, elevated luxury, and sophisticated technology.

SONY DIGITAL LOUNGE AND STAGE
Just like Dorothy landing in OZ, your world will burst into a kaleidoscope of vivid colors in the Sony Digital Lounge. Experience the clarity, beauty, and the rich colors of film on a Sony 4K TV. Red, aqua blues, and emerald greens burst from the 4K displays in sharp, realistic fashion.

STELLA ARTOIS
Since 1366, crafting the rich flavor of Stella Artois has been a serious pursuit of excellence. Served in the specially designed Chalice, where every sip is perfection. Thanks to its love affair with the silver screen, Stella Artois supports the prestigious Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival...and now, the Napa Valley Film Festival.

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE STYLE LOUNGE
Come experience the magic of Hollywood through the latest styles and fashions. The beauty of nature juxtaposed with beautiful women...as seen in San Francisco Chronicle's annual wedding issue where such stunning photos serve as a perfect backdrop to Roche Bobois' celebration of exquisite interior design.

DACOR CULINARY STAGE
Experience the world of Dacor, the California based appliances manufacturer recognized worldwide for innovation and design. Some of the most notable culinary talents step to the forefront on the Dacor Culinary Stage. Enjoy mouth-watering conversation, sample tasty treats, and collect invaluable cooking tips.

Friday
2:00 pm | Ken Frank, La Toque at Westin Verasa
3:00 pm | Claire Thomas, Food for Thought
4:00 pm | Kara Lind, Kara's Cupcakes

Saturday
2:00 pm | Tyler Rodde, Oenotri
3:00 pm | Dewey Lucero, Lucero Olive Oil
4:00 pm | Brewmaster, Stella Artois

Sunday

2:00 pm | Ed Lee, Magnolia 601
3:00 pm | Paul Canales, Duende
4:00 pm | Panel Discussion with Moderator, Jim Poris; So You Wanna Be A Food Writer

WINE PAVILION
Join us Friday for a selection of Napa Valley's finest, and Saturday and Sunday for a special showcase of Women of the Vine - an intimate meet & greet and tasting with top women of the wine industry.

PANELS & CONVERSATIONS
Join industry insiders and top film-making talent for intimate and interactive panel discussions about the latest trends and topics in entertainment. (Passholders admitted first)

  • PITCH YOUR MOVIE IDEA
Friday 15 Nov | Noon - 1:30pm

A practical and theatrical way to learn the skill of pitching your ideas for the next award-winning independent film or box office blockbuster! Pre-selected filmmakers (both established and aspiring) deliver timed pitches of their best film ideas to be analyzed and critiqued by our expert panel of filmmakers and industry executives. To submit a pitch, visit our website: napavalleyfilmfest.org

Panelists: Peter Belsito, founding member of IFP and FilmFinders, guest blogger Sydney's Buzz (on IMDb and Indiewire) • David Glasser, COO of The Weinstein Company Scott Manville of TV Writers Vault

  • DIGITAL IS CHANGING EVERYTHING
Saturday 16 Nov | Noon - 1:30pm

The entertainment industry is undergoing a rapid paradigm shift as filmmakers and content providers adjust to the plethora of new ways to create and distribute their intellectual property. With new original material being developed for non-traditional venues (Netflix, HULU, etc.), the already fractured viewing demographic looks to become even more diluted. Our expert panel of industry veterans will examine the rapidly changing entertainment industry landscape, with all of its opportunities...and risks. Social media and marketing expert Robert Scoble moderates the discussion.

Panelists: Maria Menounos of E! • Jefferson Graham of USAToday • Chris Gore, founder, FilmThreat • KevinUndergaro,creator, AfterBuzzTVNetwork

  • ACTORS: IN CONVERSATION
Sunday 17 Nov | Noon - 1:30pm

A fast-paced, fun, and casual conversation with several of the actors scheduled to join this year's film festival. Topics covered will include choosing projects, preparing for roles, work-life balance, and remembering who "you" really are.

Panelists (invited): Miles Teller, Dianna Agron, Melanie Lynskey, Jack Carpenter, Nicky Aycox, Ralph Macchio, Aubrey Dollar and others.

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