For a third year in a row, Napa Valley is preparing to roll out the red carpet for the Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF). The film festival will officially starts November 13, 2013 and will run through November 17, 2013 all throughout Napa Valley. There will be a special engagement on Monday, November 11th in Yountville’s Lincoln Center beginning at 1:00 PM to celebrate Veteran’s day, and special sneak screenings Tuesday night in Yountville and St. Helena venues. The film festival will showcase the best in new independent filmmaking and world cinema.
The event’s vision is to build community around the art of visual story-telling, with the viewing of films and discussions with filmmakers fueling lively conversation amongst friends while conversations being enriched with the world-class food and wine of legendary Napa Valley. The festival's co-creators and Cinema Napa Valley co-chairs are Brenda and Marc Lhormer, producers and distributors of the feature film Bottle Shock about the historic upset victory by Napa Valley wines over the French at the famous 1976 wine-tasting competition in Paris.
The cities of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga will, once more, serve as the NVFF villages showcasing hospitality, food and wine. There will be twelve screening venues throughout the Valley, including the former COPIA center (which will be named the Cadillac Theater during the event).
This year the NVFF will feature 125 independent film and studio sneak previous, and 300 filmmakers. Joining them there will be 150 wineries and fifty Napa renowned chefs to deliver the whole hospitality package.
This year, the Gala moves to Napa's Oxbow District, where the first ever Luxury Lifestyle Pavilion will be unveiled, showcasing interactive installations by Cadillac, Sony, Dacor, Stella Artois and more, showcasing Napa Valley’s most coveted wine and cuisine in a vast indoor and outdoor spread of stylized designer vignettes featuring fashion, art, live music performances and entertainment all night long.
If you do not want to miss anything you may want to consider staying in Napa Valley, after all it is always a great time to visit Napa Valley.