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THE PATRON CIRCLE EXPERIENCE


THE 2019 PATRON CIRCLE EXPERIENCE The Patron Circle is a year-round membership program with exclusive access to celebrated filmmakers, actors, chefs, and vintners. Whether it’s a private winemaker dinner or a red carpet premiere, members receive VIP treatment at the film festival, and beyond. Discover what’s new with your membership, and start planning your NVFF19 itinerary today.


SUNDAY | OCTOBER 27

TUESDAY | NOVEMBER 12

FIRST LOOK PREVIEW PARTY

SNEAK PREVIEW SCREENING

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM | SIGNATURE KITCHEN SUITE

5:30PM – 7:30PM | CAMEO CINEMA, ST. HELENA

Join us as Patron Circle and Vintner Circle members come together to drink great wine, learn NVFF19 program highlights, and get the inside scoop on “how best to fest.” Napa Valley Film Festival’s new CEO, Tom Tardio, shares a behind the scenes look at what not to miss, how to navigate the festival, breaking news, and more.

Catch a sneak preview screening of a Studio Spotlight film at the historic Cameo Cinema. This screening is exclusive to members.

MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION 7:30PM – 10:30PM | CALDWELL SNYDER ART GALLERY

After the screening, members of our Patron Circle enjoy personal introductions to the 16 filmmakers competing in our Narrative and Documentary film programs. This evening promises inspiring conversations, great wine, and delicious cuisine courtesy of Estate Events by Meadowood.


WEDNESDAY | NOVEMBER 13 FILM SCREENINGS

RED CARPET SCREENING OF THE OPENING NIGHT FILM

VENUES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

5:30 PM | UPTOWN THEATRE, NAPA

TWIN DOLPHIN LOS CABOS RECEPTION & FILM 12:00 PM | LINCOLN THEATER

Walk the red carpet before entering this historic theatre where you’ll find your reserved seats. Past opening night films include Lion, The Imitation Game, Greenbook, and more. Enjoy an audience Q&A with the talent and filmmakers after the film.

OPENING NIGHT PATRON PRE-RECEPTION 3:00PM | ARCHER HOTEL, NAPA

OPENING NIGHT PARTY

Enjoy a glass of wine and small bites on the rooftop of the Archer Hotel before walking the red carpet at the Opening Night Film.

8:00 PM | THE OXBOW COMMONS, NAPA

Celebrate the opening night of NVFF with the filmmakers from the Opening Night film. Expect great food, over-the-top varietals, and live music + entertainment.


THURSDAY | NOVEMBER 14 FILM SCREENINGS + CULINARY DEMOS

CELEBRITY TRIBUTES RECEPTION + PROGRAM

THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE

VARIETY’S FILM TO TABLE 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM | CHARLES KRUG WINERY, ST. HELENA

Rising Star chefs prepare small plates inspired by iconic food scenes in movies. After sampling, guests hear from celebrity panelists about the tasting, current culinary trends, and the role of food in film. Past panelists have included Bobby Flay and Tyler Florence.

Join us as we salute the highest levels of cinematic achievement through lively on-stage interviews and video highlights of each honoree’s work. Enjoy an exclusive green room reception before the evening’s festivities. Past tributes include Matthew McConaughey, Kurt Russell, and more.

PATRON INTERMEZZO & FILM SCREENING 7:45 PM - 8:45 PM | LINCOLN THEATER, YOUNTVILLE

Return to the exclusive green room to enjoy cocktails and appetizers before your next film.


FRIDAY | NOVEMBER 15 FILM SCREENINGS + CULINARY DEMOS

VINTNER CIRCLE DINNER SERIES

THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

7:30 PM | WINERIES THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

FILM INDUSTRY MIXER 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM | RAYMOND VINEYARDS, ST. HELENA

Get to know filmmakers and industry executives at this private winery event. Join established and emerging talent as they make connections and discuss their newest projects over food and wine.

Connect with filmmakers at one of the two dozen decadent dinners hosted by a world-class winemaker. Located at boutique wineries and premier Napa Valley locations, the Vintner Circle Dinner Series is a beloved NVFF event.

FRIDAY NIGHT BASH AT THE MARTIN 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM | MARTIN, ST. HELENA

Let the good times roll at Erin Martin’s prolific gallery! Enjoy wine, beer, craft cocktails, late-night bites, and live entertainment surprises bound to generate festival buzz.


SATURDAY | NOVEMBER 16 FILM SCREENINGS + CULINARY DEMOS

AWARDS EXPERIENCE

THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM | CIA AT COPIA

RISING STAR SHOWCASE 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | MATERRA | CUNAT FAMILY VINEYARDS

Napa Valley’s iconic scenery sets the stage for an unforgettable conversation with each year’s Rising Stars. Sip on wine, take in the Valley’s beauty and meet young actors launching extraordinary careers. Past Rising Stars have included Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Miles Teller, and more.

Now in a private and undisclosed location, the presentation of NVFF's various film awards has been transformed into an intimate gathering of VIP guests, Vintner Circle members, media, and recognized filmmakers.

FESTIVAL GALA 8:00 PM – 1:00 AM | CIA AT COPIA, NAPA

Don’t miss Napa Valley’s most glamorous party of the year! Walk the red carpet, rub shoulders with celebrities, and explore Napa Valley's world-renowned food and wine.


SUNDAY | NOVEMBER 17 FILM SCREENINGS + CULINARY DEMOS

CLOSING NIGHT STUDIO SPOTLIGHT FILM

THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY

5:30 PM | UPTOWN THEATRE

FAREWELL TOAST 12:00 PM | LINCOLN THEATER

Raise a glass on Sunday to the end of an incredible NVFF19. Celebrate with Patron Circle members, filmmakers, and VIP guests, as you make to make final festival memories.

Reminisce about your favorite festival moments among friends old and new, and close out the festival in style at our final studio spotlight screening of the year. Past closing night films include Molly’s Game, Chappaquiddick, The King’s Speech, Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom, Miss Sloane, and Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind.


NOV 14 | A- LIST DINNER PARTY | NEW LOCATION AT CLIFF LEDE


NOV 15 | MOVIE MOGUL DINNER AT MEADOWOOD NAPA VALLEY


THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PATRON CIRCLE MEMBERS! Members of the Patron Circle generously support our Education + Outreach Programs. These year-round programs collaborate with Napa Valley organizations and serve over 5,000 students every year. They expose students to ďŹ lms that spark conversations about critical social issues and share the power of cinematic storytelling with local youth.


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