“Now in its thirteenth 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 typically hosts more than 60 screenings over four days, introducing new, exciting films, and often their talented creators, to our community.
And so is Artis—Naples.
NIFF presents a carefully curated program of domestic and international narrative, documentary and short films from established and emerging filmmakers. The opening night traditionally takes place on our Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus, with competition films screening at one of our state-of-the-art partner theaters throughout the weekend. Our community is passionate about film, and NIFF always strives to create a relaxed environment where filmmakers and audiences can truly connect.
Whenever possible, 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 have always been encouraged to participate in everything from our exclusive filmmaker’s welcome dinner to the opening night festivities and more.
Our hope is that filmmakers will make lasting relationships during their time in Naples. Since the beginning of NIFF, we have endeavored to foster 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.”
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