Naples International Film Festival at Artis-Naples

October 27, 2022 - October 30, 2022


5833 Pelican Bay Blvd.
Naples, FL 34108

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The 14th iteration of the popular regional film festival, named one of the "Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by Movie-Maker Magazine in 2019, will feature the signature NIFF "fun-under-the-sun" style that has made it a favorite destination for filmmakers, industry vets, influencers and film fans for more than a decade. The deadline for early-bird submissions is May 13, regular deadline is June 16, and the final deadline is July 6. For the 2022 festival, NIFF will once again combine the spark and spirit of independent filmmaking with the artistic lineage and resources of the acclaimed multidisciplinary arts organization ArtisNaples. In addition to a weekend full of films screened at the luxurious Silverspot Cinema Naples, the festival will also include select films screened on a 24-foot outdoor screen in the beautiful Norris Garden on the ArtisNaples Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. The closing night of the festival will feature a screening of Jurassic Park with the powerful John Williams score performed live by the Naples Philharmonic conducted by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly. "We are very fortunate to be part of ArtisNaples, whose multidisciplinary mission includes embracing the art of independent film," said Festival Producer Shannon Franklin. "NIFF is unique in that we not only champion independent film and filmmakers, but we also emphasize their placement next to and as part of the visual and performing arts that ArtisNaples presents throughout the year and that keeps audiences coming back for more." In 2022, filmmakers will be vying for more than $10,000 in cash prizes, including $2,500 each for the two juried competitions for Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature, and $1,500 for the Focus on the Arts Award, given to a narrative or documentary film with an emphasis on one or more of the visual or performing arts. "The Naples International Film Festival is known for putting a priority on supporting our filmmakers in every way we can, and we're proud of that reputation," says David Filner, Artis Naples executive vice president, artistic operations. "We feel that NIFF can help provide important encouragement for the art of independent film. The prize money we award to our winning filmmakers is a key part of that, but it extends to other factors as well. We also place a premium on connecting filmmakers with each other, and on exploring different ways to share their films with more people." To learn more please visit: Film Festival