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Naples Film Fest

Although we've already bought tickets for the 18 attendees registered to attend, you can still get individual tickets by contacting The Phil (now Artis Naples). Our group tickets are in Rows O,P,Q, seats 2,4,6,8,10,12.

Join us for the opening night gala of the 5th Annual Naples International Film Festival. While the festival movie selections and schedule are yet to be announced, the opening gala is set.

Historically, the gala film is the hit of the festival and goes on to win numerous awards. The film shown at the gala does not show again during the festival, so this will be your only chance to see what is sure to be a moving film.

This is a popular event and will sell out. If you'd like to join us, sign up here before the deadline of September 17th, and we'll get a group of tickets together. We'll be getting General Admission tickets for $29. VIP tickets are also available for $159 and include a Welcome Reception with the film makers in attendance. If you'd like to do the VIP experience, leave a message here and if there is substantial interest we can do a sub-set of attendees for those tickets. For more information about tickets visit the Artis Naples website http://artisnaples.org/events/naples-international-film-festival

The red carpet arrival begins at 5:30 and the movie starts at 7. I thought we'd arrive at 6 to give us time to find each other, grab a drink from the bar, and use the restroom before heading into the theater. As the event draws closer, we'll finalize details of where to meet so we can walk the red carpet together. Cocktail Attire Suggested.

For more information about NIFF, the Film Festival, and other NIFF events, visit their website http://www.naplesfilmfest.com/

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  • Christine R

    Thanks to everyone who attended and made this event a success. I'm already excited about next year's Film Festival.

    2 · November 11, 2013

  • Marsha

    I really enjoyed this event (esp. my glass of champagne, LOL), and thank you so much Christine for doing a great job organizing as always. :-)

    1 · November 10, 2013

  • Akita

    Great!

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great, thank you Christine!!!!

    November 8, 2013

  • Michelle R

    Had a fabulous time with you all last time. Loved the film and the Q & A afterwards. I especially enjoyed the discussion my date and I had about it afterwards. :-)

    November 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another great experience in Naples.

    2 · November 8, 2013

  • Ginni

    That was really fun!

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Lori-Ann (.

    Thanks for organizing, Christine. It was a film I would have likely not seen otherwise, and was really wonderful! It was also good to see "old" friends and make new ones.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Lori-Ann (.

    I, for one, am taking this opportunity to wear some jewelry made by a friend for my birthday right before this was posted. It's making it's debut the same night as NIFF, along with the long halter dress, Pashmina and shoes to match.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an extra ticket for free if someone wants it call me at[masked]

    November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone interested in carpooling , Im in NOrth Naples- Immolokee and livingston.

    November 7, 2013

    • Nancy D.

      That would be good---I am on Vanderbilt Bch Rd between Livingston & Airport---Nancy[masked]

      November 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    akita did you sell your ticket?

    November 7, 2013

  • Akita

    I have an extra ticket for tomorrow's film festival, if anyone is interested.

    November 6, 2013

  • Christine R

    Thursday night we'll meet at The Phil at 6, movie starts at 7. If you’re facing the main entrance we'll be all the way over to your right, past the Baker Museum entrance, by the funky sculpture. I will have a MEETUP sign.

    Once assembled, we'll take a picture, hand out tickets, and head over to the Red Carpet for a Grand Entrance. That will give us plenty of time to grab a drink, or hit the rest room before we take our seats. Our tickets are in Rows O,P,Q, seats 2,4,6,8,10,12.

    Cocktail attire is suggested. Late arrivals will be seated at the discretion of staff. Visit The Phil's website for additional information at http://artisnaples.org/visit/arrival. For more information about the Naples Film Festival you can visit their website at http://naplesfilmfest.com/

    If you need to contact me Thursday afternoon, do NOT email me or post on this site, I do NOT have a smart phone and will NOT see your message. Contact me via text or phone at 239.248.8489.

    See you there.

    November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I may be arriving a bit late, will tickets be in will call?
    Thanks John

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Jeanette

      Me too please, Christine. Thanks, Jeanette

      November 4, 2013

    • Christine R

      John, I hope by late you mean later than 6 pm and not later than 7 pm. The movie begins at 7 and late arrivals "will be seated at the discretion of staff"

      November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Christine, can I have you cell number to locate you when I get at the festival? Thank you.

    November 4, 2013

  • Christine R

    The extra ticket has been purchased by another member.

    October 22, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I bought a ticket, but as it turns out I am going to be out of town, so can't attend. My ticket is available for sale.

    October 20, 2013

  • Christine R

    One of the YES RSVPs has had to cancel. Please message me if you would like to buy that ticket for $30.71.

    October 18, 2013

    • Michelle R

      Hey, Christine. I would like to purchase that ticket if it's still available.

      October 19, 2013

    • Michelle R

      Hey, Christine. I would like to purchase that ticket if it's still available.

      October 19, 2013

  • Lori-Ann (.

    NIFF's Opening Night Film will be the Florida premiere of the narrative feature film Hank and Asha, a modern love story about an Indian woman studying in Prague and a lonely New Yorker, who begin an unconventional correspondence through video letters — two strangers searching for human connection in a hyper-connected world. When their relationship deepens, they must decide whether or not to meet face to face.

    Winner of numerous awards on the film festival circuit, Hank and Asha is a film about identity, longing, and the irresistible appeal of entertaining life's what-ifs.

    Filmmakers will be in attendance for a discussion immediately following the film.

    October 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What is the dress code like for this event? Has anyone gone before? Could let me know...black tie or ?

    October 18, 2013

    • Michelle R

      "Cocktail Attire Suggested."

      October 18, 2013

  • Marsha

    So, do we pay via PayPal now to have seats together? What change in time?

    August 20, 2013

    • Christine R

      The change to paying via PayPal when you RSVP and buying our tickets together. When you RSVP Yes, you will be prompted to pay via PayPal.

      August 20, 2013

    • Nancy D.

      I also signed up and paid for my ticket thru paypal

      September 16, 2013

  • Mark S.

    I'm in, Christine - will our seats be together, or no?

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can hardly wait!

    September 16, 2013

  • Ginni

    Sounds like a great fun event!

    September 16, 2013

  • Michelle R

    Hey Christine! So sorry for the delay, but I did just pay for my Gala ticket via pay pal. Can't wait to see everyone there!

    September 16, 2013

    • Christine R

      Sounds great, looking forward to seeing you too.

      September 16, 2013

  • Yvonne

    I'm coming, but I did not know about the meetup so bought my ticket online some time ago

    August 28, 2013

  • Michelle R

    Hey Christine, I need to change my RSVP. It'll be just me, no guest...

    August 26, 2013

    • Christine R

      I updated your RSVP. I will find out from the Treasurer how to refund your money.

      August 26, 2013

    • Michelle R

      I haven't paid yet, so we're all good :-)

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so we do or don't pay for tickets now? sorry I'm so slow.....

    August 20, 2013

    • Christine R

      Pay now. It will prompt you to pay when you RSVP

      August 20, 2013

  • Lori-Ann (.

    Groups of 10 or more get special attention:
    http://artisnaples.org/visit/group-tickets

    August 20, 2013

  • Christine R

    We'll buy our tickets together so our seats will be together.

    Sorry for the mix up. I caught the mistake immediately after posting this event but within the next 2 minutes that it took me to update the event, 3 people had already signed up. I hope I notified everyone of the change in time, and you haven't purchased your ticket yet.

    1 · August 20, 2013

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