Our Mission & Objective

The mission of the Naples International Film Festival is to celebrate independent film and filmmakers in an intimate festival setting that enhances the cultural and artistic life of our community.

About the Festival

The Naples International Film Festival (NIFF) is a place for film lovers to connect, exchange ideas and celebrate the art of film in a friendly, welcoming environment.

NIFF presents a carefully curated program of approximately 50 narrative, documentary and short films. The opening night Film & Party takes place at the glamorous Artis—Naples performing arts center, and competition films screen at the Silverspot Cinema, a luxury boutique theater with state-of-the-art digital projection & sound. Our community is passionate about film, and Silverspot's intimate theaters create a relaxed environment where filmmakers and audiences can truly connect.

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 are invited to participate in everything from our exclusive director's dinner to the opening night festivities and more.

Naples is a sophisticated resort community nestled along Florida’s beautiful Paradise Coast on the Gulf of Mexico. Beyond the beach, Naples is known for its love of the arts and a generous philanthropic spirit. People from all over the world choose to spend time in Naples for its special mix of low-key luxury, natural beauty and unique cultural experiences.

NIFF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.