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By submitting to the Narrative Feature Category, your film may be eligible for selection in the following NVFF film program sections: U.S. NARRATIV... More
By submitting to the Narrative Feature Category, your film may be eligible for selection in the following NVFF film program sections: U.S. NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION and Artists in Residence Workshop (Sponsored by Meadowood Luxury Resort and Spa) - domestic, U.S. films only - must be a Northern California Premiere - run time 50+ minutes - filmmakers with films qualifying for this category must be able to commit to attending the entire festival to take part in various workshops and networking events provided through the highly exclusive Artists in Residence Program. - Juried and Audience Awards THE LOUNGE - domestic and international films - run time 50+ minutes - edgy, uncommon or unique filmmaking and storytelling. - Juried and Audience Awards - Shorts (not exceeding 20 min) may also be included in this program section SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - domestic and international films - run time 50+ minutes - This program selection features a wide variety of niche interest film pairings that revolve around topics such as art, music, culture, or food. The program topics change yearly. - Audience Awards ONLY - Shorts (not exceeding 20 min) may also be included in this program section Less

By submitting to the Documentary Feature Category, your film may be eligible for selection in the following NVFF film program sections: U.S. DOCUME... More
By submitting to the Documentary Feature Category, your film may be eligible for selection in the following NVFF film program sections: U.S. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION and Artists in Residence Workshop (Sponsored by Meadowood Luxury Resort and Spa) - domestic, U.S. films only - must be a Northern California Premiere - run time 50+ minutes - filmmakers with films qualifying for this category must be able to commit to attending the entire festival to take part in various workshops and networking events provided through the highly exclusive Artists in Residence Program. - Juried and Audience Awards THE LOUNGE - domestic and international films - run time 50+ minutes - edgy, uncommon or unique filmmaking and storytelling. - Juried and Audience Awards - Shorts (not exceeding 20 min) may also be included in this program section SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS - domestic and international films - run time 50+ minutes - This program selection features a wide variety of niche interest film pairings that revolve around topics such as art, music, culture, or food. The program topics change yearly. - Audience Awards ONLY - Shorts (not exceeding 20 min) may also be included in this program section Less

Narrative short films must be under 20 minutes in length, set in live action or animation, and may be submitted from anywhere in the world. Juried and... More
Narrative short films must be under 20 minutes in length, set in live action or animation, and may be submitted from anywhere in the world. Juried and Audience Awards. Less

Documentary Short films must be under 20 minutes in length, and may be submitted from anywhere in the world. Juried and Audience Awards.
Documentary Short films must be under 20 minutes in length, and may be submitted from anywhere in the world. Juried and Audience Awards. Less

Short Features are made up of a selection of narrative or documentary films between 20 and 49 minutes in length. These films may be submitted from any... More
Short Features are made up of a selection of narrative or documentary films between 20 and 49 minutes in length. These films may be submitted from anywhere around the world and can be either live action or animated. Audience Awards ONLY. For those films that are just more than a short but not quite a feature. Less


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