2016 Naples International Film Festival

When is the 2016 Naples International Film Festival? 

The eighth annual Naples International Film Festival takes place October 27-30, 2016. 

What is the general schedule of events for NIFF 2016? 

Opening Night Film & VIP Party - Alive and Kicking

Thursday, October 27th

Opening Night Film & Party at Artis–Naples. Red carpet arrival for VIP begins at 5:30 pm.  General admission begins at 6:00 pm. Film presentation starts at 7:00 pm.

$169 VIP Film & Party Tickets

  • Pre-film drinks & heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Premium Seating for the film
  • Sensational Opening Night Party with music and desserts

$29 General Admission Ticket

  • Walk the red carpet
  • Enjoy a fantastic movie
  • Stay to hear the filmmaker discuss the movie

The 8th Annual Naples International Film Festival (NIFF) will open at Artis–Naples on Thursday, October 27th with Red Carpet arrival and pre-party starting at 5:30PM. At 7:00PM there will be a screening of Alive and Kicking, sponsored by the Ronto Group. a documentary that explores the culture of Swing dancing. Immediately following the film, the party will commence on the Hayes Hall stage, complete with a playlist of Swing favorites from yesterday and today. Guests are encouraged to dress up and “strut their stuff” while enjoying the festive party atmosphere. Alive and Kicking is directed, produced and written by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Susan Glatzer, who, along with talent from the film, will be attendance that evening.  

Taking an inside look into the culture of Swing dancing and the characters who make it special, Alive and Kicking tells the story of Swing, from the emergence of the Lindy Hop to its revival as a modern day international phenomenon. Viewers will learn about the lives of Swing dancers themselves to find their personal stories and the reasons that this dance fills them with joy.  

Friday, October 28th - Sunday, October 30th

Film screenings & Q&A's at Silverspot Cinema at Mercato. 

Saturday, October 29th

Halloween EVENT

Celebrate the season in style as we present a Halloween Tribute: The NIFF Halloween Movie Marathon. From family fun with THE ADDAMS FAMILY and the comedy of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, to Hitchcock’s PSYCHO and Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, capped by late night screening of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, we have chills for everyone.
In between screenings join us for some Halloween Hospitality at The Chills Lounge.

Sponsored by seminole CASINO HOTEL 

Sunday, October 30th  


Closing Night Film & Wrap Party
Festivities Begin:
 5:30 (pre-party)
Awards Ceremony: 6:30 pm
Closing Night Film: 7:00 pm
Q&A - Colin & Nate: 8:30 pm
Wrap Party: 9:00 pm
Concert at Blue Martini: 10:00 pm

Closing Night Film & Wrap Party sponsored by Seminole Casino Hotel red carpet arrival begins at 5:30 pm.  Awards Presentation begins at 6:30. Film presentation starts at 7:00 pm.

Directors: Nate Gowtham, Aaron Faulls

COLIN HAY - WAITING FOR MY REAL LIFE tells the inspiring story of Colin Hay’s personal and artistic journey from the heights of rock superstardom as the frontman for Men At Work, to the depths of obscurity and addiction, to finding salvation through song as an acclaimed solo artist.

After the movie, enjoy the post-film wrap party before we move to Blue Martini where we will have the pleasure of hearing Colin perform. 

This intimate NIFF performance promises to be a great time and exciting ending to the 8th annual Naples International Film Festival. 

For VIP Bottle Service Reservations, please call Ryan at 941.779.8093.

How much do tickets cost and how can I purchase them? 

Opening Night Film & Party

October 27, 2016
Tickets: $29 Film / $169 Film & VIP Party

Opening Night Film & Party tickets will be available exclusively at the Artis—Naples website at www.artisnaples.org, or by calling the box office at (239) 597-1900.

Silverspot Cinema Showings

October 28th – 30th, 2016
Individual Film Ticket: $14.00

NIFF All-Star Party Pack at Silverspot Cinema   

Visit the Silverspot Cinema box office to buy the NIFF All-Star Party Pack, which includes 12 film vouchers for the price of 10! Once you’ve decided which films to see, simply exchange the vouchers for actual NIFF movie tickets at the Silverspot box office.

While supplies last. NIFF All-Star Party Packs must be purchased in person and are not available online.

Each NIFF Voucher is redeemable only for one Naples International Film Festival (NIFF) 2016 Festival Film ticket at Silverspot Cinema, Mercato. Unauthorized reproductions not allowed. Cannot be redeemed for cash. This voucher is not a movie ticket, and does not guarantee the holder to entrance or seats at any NIFF 2016 screening. Can only be redeemed in person at Silverspot box office for a NIFF Film Ticket for NIFF 2016 screenings only, October 28th –30th, 2016. Voucher may not be used for the Opening or Closing Night Films. Voucher not valid at any other location, or for any other Silverspot or NIFF film or event. Voucher cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Cannot redeem for tickets online. Voucher must be surrendered upon redemption. 

Saturday Night HALLOWEEN event  

October 29th, 2016
Tickets: TBD

Closing Night Film & Wrap Party  

Silverspot Cinema
October 30, 2016
Closing Night Film & Party Tickets: $100
Concert Only: $25

Maps and Directions



Artis— Naples


I'm coming from out of town, where can I stay? 

Our NIFF 2016 hotel partners are Bellasera Hotel, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, The Inn at Pelican Bay & The Staybridge Suites. 

For more information about our hotel & lodging partners, and for special rates from these fantastic hotels, please visit their web site.


DoubleTree by Hilton