Leonard Maltin to Serve as Napa Valley Film Festival Jury President

Leonard Maltin Headshot - P 2012
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Leonard Maltin Headshot - P 2012

The two-year-old festival will run from Nov. 7-11 in Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga, Calif.

Leonard Maltin will serve as president of the jury at the Napa Valley Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 7-11 in the California towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga.

The critics will oversee the judging process in three categories -- narrative features, narrative shorts and documentary features and shorts -- and will preside over the festival's Closing Night Awards Ceremony on Nov. 11 at which both the juried and audience awards will be presented.

"The NVFF is honored to have such an active member of the American film community accept the integral role of president of the jury at the festival," said Marc Llormer, co-founder and artistic director of the two-year-old festival. "Mr. Maltin's commitment to the festival reflects NVFF's own commitment to make a name for itself -- on a national and global scale -- as a film festival on par with the likes of Sundance and Tribeca when it comes to the caliber of the films shown and the professionals involved in this momentous meeting of art, food and wine this November in Napa."