Call for Entries
October 22–25, 2020
The 2020 festival films will be announced in October 2020.
Film and Gathering
October 22 at 7pm
Gather with friends and watch the 12th annual Naples International Film Festival Opening Night Film on an outdoor screen in Norris Garden.
Film and Wrap Gathering
October 25 at 7pm
Celebrate the end of the 12th annual Naples International Film Festival with a film on an outdoor screen in Norris Garden.
Scenes from the
2019 Naples International Film Festival
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Now in its twelfth year, the Naples International Film Festival is a place for film lovers to connect, exchange ideas and celebrate the art of film in a friendly, welcoming environment. Now a part of Artis—Naples, the festival hosts more than 60 screenings over four days, introducing new, exciting films, and often their talented creators, to our community.
Naples is passionate about film...
And so is Artis—Naples. With the addition of the Naples International Film Festival, we continue to grow the number of film offerings we host each year.
NIFF presents a carefully curated program of domestic and international narrative, documentary and short films from established and emerging filmmakers. The opening night film and party takes place on the Cultural Campus. Competition films screen at the Silverspot Cinema, a luxury boutique theater with state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. Our community is passionate about film, and Silverspot's intimate theaters create a relaxed environment where filmmakers and audiences can truly connect.
A place for filmmakers
We strongly encourage filmmakers to attend the festival, where they will find a warm welcome from our friendly staff, dedicated volunteers, and enthusiastic community. We intentionally keep our program small, which allows us to pay detailed attention to each and every film in the festival. Filmmakers are invited to participate in everything from our exclusive filmmaker’s welcome dinner to the opening night festivities and more.
We hope that filmmakers will make lasting relationships during their time in Naples. NIFF fosters a spirit of camaraderie among visiting filmmakers, whether relaxing in the filmmaker lounge, attending each other’s screenings or sitting on a panel together. We strive to build long-lasting relationships with our NIFF alumni and make a point to stay in touch long after the festival weekend has ended. It’s gratifying to watch careers and projects develop and we always welcome the chance to consider new work from our alumni.
The Naples International Film Festival
is generously sponsored by the
Collier County Tourist Development Council.