2013 Events Schedule
Below you’ll find a schedule of events taking place during the week of the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.
Please note these events may be subject to change. Check this page and our main website at newportbeachfilmfest.com often for updates and changes.
7:30pm: OPENING NIGHT FILM – BROADWAY IDIOT– Big Newport Theater, followed by…
10:00pm: OPENING NIGHT GALA – Bloomingdale’s Courtyard Fashion Island, hosted bar by Absolut Vodka, Stella Artois, food provided by over 30 of Newport Beach’s finest restaurants and a live performance from American Idol star Taylor Hicks.
NOTE: THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT. TICKETS REQUIRED – NO PASSES
1:00pm- 3:00pm: “Welcome to the Fest” – Filmmaker Networking Event - Hospitality Lounge
Join us for a casual filmmaker meet and greet, hosted by the Festival programmers. This informal gathering will take place in the Hospitality Lounge and will give everyone a chance to get acquainted and rev up for a week of great films and events. There will be light snacks and drinks available. Come early so you don’t miss out!
10:00pm: Friday Night Showcase Party – Via Lido Plaza
10:00pm: Saturday Night Showcase Party - hosted by Locale Magazine at Equinox in Irvine
5:30pm – The O’Briens – Edwards Big Newport
7:30pm: Irish Spotlight Party - Muldoon’s Irish Pub
Pacific Rim Showcase:
7:15pm – Japanese Spotlight: Key of Life – Edwards Big Newport
7:30pm – Chinese Spotlight: One Mile Above – Edwards Big Newport
7:30pm – Australian Spotlight: Drift – Regency Lido Theater
7:45pm – South Korean Spotlight: A Werewolf Boy – Edwards Big Newport
10pm: Pacific Rim Showcase Party - Fashion Island Courtyards
7:15pm – French Spotlight: Fly Me To The Moon (Un Plan Parfait) – Edwards Big Newport
7:30pm – Swedish Spotlight: Hypnotist – Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Italian Spotlight: Immature – The Trip (Immaturi – il Viaggio) – Edwards Big Newport
10pm: European Showcase Party - Fashion Island Courtyards
7:30pm – Mexican Spotlight – Cinco de Mayo: The Battle – Lido Theater
7:45pm – Brazilian Spotlight – Tropicalia – Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Chilean Spotlight – Here I Am, Here I’m Not (Aquí Estoy, Aquí No) – Edwards Big Newport
10:00pm – Latino Showcase Party - Fashion Island Courtyards
Due to strict alcohol regulations, post parties are open to guests 21 years and over (absolutely no exceptions). Most post-parties are sponsored by Absolut Vodka and Stella Artois beer.