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Naples International Film Festival

Eleventh Annual


2019
Opening Night
Film & Kick-Off Party

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October 24, 2019

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2019
Closing Night
Awards & Wrap Party

October 27, 2019

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Closing Night
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Live in Concert

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October 27, 2019

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Throughout the
2019-20 Season

Film Events & Lectures

Iris (2014)

2019-20 Season

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Image of attendees of the Naples International Film Festival dancing in after-party celebration
Image of award recipients of the Naples International Film Festival holding their awards and posing for the camera in celebration

Save the Date
October 24–27, 2019

 Movie Maker magazine

The 2019 festival films will be announced in October 2019

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Now in its eleventh 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.


 

2019
Call for Entries

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NIFF Team
and Contact

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NIFF
Festival Archive

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Student
Film Institute

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The Naples International Film Festival
is generously sponsored by the
Collier County Tourist Development Council.

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Join

Enrich your experience of the arts by joining Friends of Artis—Naples and/or Leadership Circle. You’ll enjoy private previews of new exhibitions, invitations to exclusive social events, discounts and more.

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Give

Artis—Naples is Southwest Florida’s leading cultural resource thanks to the generous financial support of loyal donors. Help us continue providing art and educational opportunities to all ages.

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Community

Whether you’re enjoying our entire campus for free during Community Days, making new friends in a Lifelong Learning class or attending an off-campus music performance, we hope to see you soon.

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