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Discover Something New

NOVEMBER 9 – 13, 2011



Please join us for the inaugural

NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL ... NOVEMBER 9-13, 2011 The new Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) is being developed and produced by Cinema Napa Valley, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Napa, California. Cinema Napa Valley and the new Napa Valley Film Festival are the creations of Brenda Festival Founders Marc and Brenda Lhormer & Marc Lhormer. Brenda and with Chef/Owner Michael Chiarello of Marc had careers in management, Bottega & Napastyle marketing, public relations and event production, before settling in Sonoma in 1999, where they ran the Sonoma Valley Film Festival for 7 years, and then produced their first feature film BOTTLE SHOCK (about the historic upset victory by Napa wines over the French at the infamous 1976 blind-tasting in Paris). We have had many requests about the ways people can get involved in the festival. So please, spend a moment and see what might work for you. From Founding Patron or Sponsor, filmmaker, media rep, winery, hotel or other hospitality partner— or just plain old film-lover—there are options for everyone. Please let us know if you need more specific information ... and we look forward to working with you! Marc and Brenda Lhormer

Marc Lhormer and Producer Alex Orlovsky after the screening of BLUE VALENTINE in Napa


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THE ROAD TO THE FESTIVAL #11 The Warm-Up ... a trio of special screenings in Napa Valley

May 26, 2010 ... THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA: DANIEL ELLSBERG AND THE PENTAGON PAPERS ... Daniel & Patricia Ellsberg NVFF Directors Marc & Brenda Lhormer, Daniel Ellsberg, Patricia attending along with Director Ellsberg, Director Judith Ehrlich Judith Ehrlich • August 4, 2010 ... THE TILLMAN STORY ... Director Amir Bar-Lev attending • September 2, 2010 ... WAITING FOR SUPERMAN ... Co-Writer Billy Kimball attending •

#22 The Local Launch ... November 12-14, 2010 •

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Director Tom Screenings of six new indie Shadyac at his films, including THE KING’S I AM Screening at the Napa Valley SPEECH, RABBIT HOLE Opera House and BLUE VALENTINE Wine-tasting before all of the screenings VIP Receptions with the visiting filmmakers Opening and Closing VIP Dinners for Founding Patrons Late-night Saturday party for 400 guests

#33 2011 Sundance Film Festival

We become an official sponsor of Sundance and partner with the St. Regis Deer Valley to formally announce the new Napa Valley Film Festival to the world. Joining Filmmakers at the NVFF Launch Party in Park City, Utah us in Park City were several of our Founding Patrons, Chef Michael Chiarello, and the vintners and winemakers from 16 boutique Napa Valley wineries. • • •

VIP RECEPTION with 120 guests WINEMAKER DINNER with 60 guests OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY with 350 guests





Luxurious extended weekend – Wednesday night through Sunday

Venues located in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena, and Calistoga

50+ new independent films with his wife Kelly including Narrative & Documentary Features and Shorts, and a sampling of World Cinema

Special program highlighting local Student Films

200+ visiting filmmakers, industry execs, celebrities, actors, producers, writers and industry guests

Post-screening Q&As and panel discussions with the filmmakers

Scott Wolf of Party of Five

Filmmakers at the NVFF Launch Party

Pre-screening wine-tasting at theaters and wine-tasting pavilions

VIP Green Room Hospitality Lounges

Opening Night and Closing Night Premieres

Opening Night Gala Celebration

Tributes to Legendary Filmmakers

Celebrity Chef / Winemaker / Filmmaker Dinners

Closing Night Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party




HOW TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL No need to pre-select films or purchase individual film and event tickets. Choose from one of three PASSES ... affording levels of access and immersive indulgence to fit different budgets.


(retail price $250 ... discounts available for early purchase and for Napa County Residents) • • • • •

Your official photo-ID credential Access to all regular film screenings Access to all interactive panel discussions Access to all wine-tasting pavillions Access to all sponsored exhibitions

Wine tasting at the NVFF Launch Party in Napa


(retail price $500 ... discounts available for early purchase and for Napa County Residents) • Everything included in the Festival Pass, plus ... • Access to premiere screenings on Opening and Closing Nights • Opening Night Gala Celebration (the festival’s major party) • Tributes to Legendary Filmmakers • Closing Night Awards Ceremony and Wrap Party

Actors Uriah Shelton, Nicki Aycox, Dash Mihok after their screening of LIFTED in Napa






(four levels of ultimate fun and indulgence beginning at $2500 per person) •

Everything included in the Pass Plus, plus ...

Membership in our exclusive inner circle as a FOUNDING PATRON

VIP / First-Class treatment throughout the festival and year-round

NVFF Launch Party at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival

NO WAITING in lines ... Patrons always admitted first at every screening and event

VIP HOSPITALITY LOUNGES for relaxing with the filmmakers in between screenings

Special access and VIP ROOMS at the Opening Night Gala and Closing Night Awards Ceremony & Wrap Party

VIP PRE-RECEPTIONS prior to Premieres and Tributes (depending on level of Patronage ... see Founding Patron Levels & Benefits for details)

NVFF Co Director Marc Lhormer, Chef Michael Chiarello and Susan Sarandon

CELEBRITY FILMMAKER / CHEF / WINEMAKER DINNERS ... following the Saturday night Tribute program

CONCIERGE SERVICE ... assisting with seat selection, dinner and lunch reservations, private winery tours, etc.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT as a Founding Patron ... depending on level of Patronage

CHARITABLE TAX DEDUCTION ... most of your Founding Patron contribution is Tax-Deductible

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CORPORATE AND IN-KIND SPONSORSHIPS The festival partners with a variety of partners with complementary lifestyle brands and values, both to enrich the festival experience and to assist with the underwriting of the festival’s production. Corporate sponsorship packages are highly customized to meet the promotional and entertainment/hospitality needs of each sponsor ... with cash sponsorship levels ranging from $15k to $250k. In addition, the festival relies on a wide array of in-kind partners ... everything from donated lodging for filmmakers and celebrity guests, wine, catering, marketing & promotion, discounted or free venue rentals, etc. Wineries in particular have a range of options for participating: • Owners/executives can enjoy the festival as Founding Patrons • Offer samples in the winetasting pavilions, and/or prior to screenings at select venues • Brand/sponsor a specific screening or event venue (for an appropriate cash contribution) • Provide wine for VIP Gift Bags for top patrons, sponsors, filmmakers The St. Regis Deer Valley sponsors the and celebrity guests NVFF Launch Parties at Sundance and • Provide large format special presents Festival Directors Marc and Brenda Lhormer with a $25K donation bottles for our Tribute honorees and Award-winners • Host celebrity winemaker / chef / filmmaker dinners • Host private wine-tasting experiences for VIP guests Our winery partners will have the opportunity to add festival attendees to wine club mailing lists, as well as the ability to actually sell wine during the festival itself (details on ordering and fulfillment TBD). All hospitality partners are considered key to the success of the film festival experience and the NVFF staff will work closely with our partners to coordinate co-promotional special offers. Full details available on our website at

Laura Long from David Arthur Vineyards & Elle Fishering from John Anthony Wines


FILMMAKERS Filmmakers interested in submitting their films for consideration should visit our website at Submit via the link to our account on Specific link to our NVFF page: We are actively looking at potential films from January through June.

MEDIA Requests for Media Credentials go through our website site to our PR firm: Glodow Nead Communications.

VOLUNTEERS Anyone interested in volunteering - either year-round or just for the festival itself - can contact us via the contact link on our website. Thank you for your interest in the new Napa Valley Film Festival. We look forward to enjoying all things film/food/wine ... for many years to come! Brenda & Marc Lhormer, Co-Founders/Directors Napa Valley Film Festival

PO Box 10994, Napa, CA 94581 tel 707.226.7500 email web

Napa Valley Film Festival - 2011 Guide  

A guide to the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival

Napa Valley Film Festival - 2011 Guide  

A guide to the 2011 Napa Valley Film Festival