Fall is here and you know what that means – the Napa Valley Film Festival is right around the corner. This year’s festival, slated for November 11th through 15th, promises to be 5 days full of incredible films. And wine. And food. You won’t want to miss it!
The Ultimate Film, Food, and Wine Experience
That’s what they call it. The entire festival takes place throughout four villages – Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga. Throughout the duration, you can expect to see more than 125 new films, spot more than 300 different filmmakers and industry guests, find deals for more than 150 wineries, and find decadent food offerings from 30 different chefs. Food, wine tastings, and special events will fill your days from start to finish.
How to Enjoy the Festival
Here’s what you really need to know about the Napa Valley Film Festival 2015.
First, you’re going to want to take a look at the full festival lineup (it’s been announced!) to decide what events are most important to you (and accessible). You have a lot to choose from, ranging from the Opening Night Event and the Festival Gala to the celebrity tributes and the closing night awards ceremony and wrap party. Then you will, of course have dozens and dozens of incredible films and sub-events to choose from. You can see the entire NVFF2015 lineup here.
After you have an idea of where you’d like to go, you’re going to want to snag your tickets and passes. Some of the events are more limited than others, so take care of your reservations sooner rather than later. Your choices include the Festival Pass, Pass Plus, or Patron Circle VIP experience passes.
You will also be able to purchase individual passes to the Festival Gala, Celebrity Tributes, and Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party. At checkout, you’ll be able to choose which festival village you’ll use for pass and ticket pick-up.
Can’t make it to most of the festival but want to see at least one film? You can gamble on a rush-pass at the door on the day of an event. Get there early, look for the rush ticket line, and take your chances. You may get in!
Oh – and the food and wine part we mentioned? You’ll be able to enjoy wine at all of the screening venues and some will have glasses and bottles for sale. You’ll also find special food and wine pavilions throughout each festival village.
If you haven’t already mapped out your next trip to Napa, start by planning around the festival weekend. This is one event you’ll be glad you didn’t miss.