Yountville Int’l Short Film Festival Debuts February 8th – 11th

Festival Sneak Preview Screens Saturday, January 20th at Bardessono Resort & Spa featuring Jessup Cellars and Artisan Popcorn Pairings by Chef MikeC.

Inspired by Jessup Cellars Annual Art House Short Film Series and supported by the Hotels & Inns of Yountville, the Yountville Int’l Short Film Festival (YISFF) debuts this February 8th – 11th in Napa Valley’s culinary capitol. With nearly 100 films from more than 24 countries around the globe presented in 20 Themed Blocks over four-days, the festival will explore life stories through world-class short films at three pop-up cinemas.

“As film buffs, we’re honored to work with the businesses, and the hotels and inns of Yountville, to help bring this new cinematic feast to our locals and visitors,” said Tracy McArdle, General Manager of Yountville’s Jessup Cellars and Handwritten Wines. “The format is so dynamic and immediate. Within a short series of frames, these award-winning stories unfold and close…and then it’s on to the next film block and culinary experience!”

The featured films exemplify excellence in every genre from thought-provoking documentaries and dramatic shorts, to comedy shorts, entertaining science fiction selections, beautifully crafted animation, to family-friendly shorts and more. In true Yountville-style, the food and wine experiences will be as unforgettable as the films. In partnership with on CellarPass.com, the festival’s schedule and ticketing are now live at YISFF.com.

VIP Festival Pass – PRE SALE: $199.00 until January 31st, $249 after With 20 different blocks of films, and multiple special events and wine tastings, including an Opening Night and After-Party, our All Access VIP Pass is by far the best way to enjoy the festival this year!

Festival Pass – PRE SALE: $60.00 Festival Pass is a great cost-saving option that offers access to all screenings Thursday – Sunday.

Weekend Pass – PRE SALE: $45.00 Weekend Pass an excellent value option that offers access to all screenings on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday Only Special – PRE SALE: $25 – Our Friday Only Pass is an excellent value option for locals and offers access to all screenings on Friday. The Hotels & Inns of Yountville, The Town of Yountville, Yountville Chamber of Commerce and founding sponsor Jessup Cellars present the four-day event, along with Pop-Up Cinema partners The Barrel Room at The Estate Yountville, Bardessono Resort & Spa and Heritage Room at the Community Hall.

YISFF’s production and programming are being directed by the team from the San Jose Int’l Short Film Festival, which is ranked as one of the Top 50 Film Festivals “worth their submission fee” by MovieMaker Magazine. YISFF will co-host a VIP and media sneak preview screening on Saturday, January 20th at Bardessono Resort & Spa from 7:00pm to 9:30pm. The event will be combined with the opening night of Jessup Cellars Fifth Annual Art House Short Film Series, which runs monthly through April. The series has become a hot ticket and known for pairing four award-winning films with wine and flavor-infused popcorns created by Chef MikeC.

Visit www.yisff.com for schedule and to purchase passes.