The Yountville Int’l Short Film Festival Returns Live & In-Person


February 3 – 6 in the Napa Valley


 The Fest Features 100 World Class Short Films, 20 screening blocks, wine pairings and more

The 5th Annual Yountville Int’l Short Film Festival (YISFF) returns to a live format February 3rd – 6th, 2022, offering 20 dedicated screening blocks, filmmaker Q&A sessions, and VIP wine tasting events. The festival will screen more than 100 films at two pop-up cinemas, the Yountville Community Center’s Heritage Room and Bardessono Hotel & Spa. New for 2022, the Heritage Room will have cabaret-style seating.

“We’re excited to be back live,” said festival co-founder Bill Hargreaves. “We’re especially looking forward to the return of our VIP wine tasting events and screenings, which include Cuvée Cinema, Cabernet Cinema, Jessup Cellars Gourmet Popcorn & Wine Pairing Screening, and Sunday’s Bubbles & Brunch Cinema. Everything kicks off at 7pm on Thursday at the Heritage Room in downtown Yountville.”

With 20 dedicated screening blocks, from animation and suspense to fantasy and science fiction, to the best in drama and foreign film selections, the 5th annual festival will deliver many special cinematic moments. Sponsored by the Town of Yountville and its world-class lodging establishments, the festival features an incredible lineup of imagination-stretching short films from around the globe, shown over four days. The filmmaker Q&A sessions will offer behind-the-scenes stories of the filmmaking process after many of the film blocks.

Passes are now on sale, beginning at $15 for individual film blocks to $99 for the All-Access Pass to the All-Access VIP Pass at $199. Visit to review all ticketing options such as Opening Night Premiere Screening, Day Passes, and Weekend Passes. Yountville International Short Film Festival will follow all local and state COVID-19 health & safety guidelines in place at the time of the festival.

“We are thrilled to welcome patrons back in person for the Yountville International Short Film Festival this year,” said Yountville Chamber President & CEO Whitney Diver McEvoy. “Yountville is proud to host the festival as it brings together the best of art, food and wine!”

For more information or to secure passes to the 5th Annual Yountville Int’l Short Film Festival, please visit