Napa Valley, CA
NileGuide Expert tip:
Make sure your tickets include any before- and after-screening events to sample the best of local food and wine.
This brand new festival, a labor of love by Napa Valley film buffs, will open its doors in November 2011 with a world-class selection of more than 75 international and independent films. In-person appearances by filmmakers and festive before- and after-party events sponsored by some of Napa's top restaurants and winemakers ensure this will be no ordinary film festival, but will have a classy Napa Valley spin. In 2010 the festival will consist of a two-day "launch party" that's sort of a mini-festival, featuring a handful of prestigious foreign and indie films making their first appearance in the Bay Area. A series of wine tastings and dinners will showcase the organizers' plans and highlight the commitments of sponsoring hotels, restaurants, and wineries. The launch party promises to be as festive as the festival itself.