The Newport Beach Film Festival embraces the diversity of its community and proudly supports local non-profit organizations. The Community Outreach Program was created with the idea that film offers new perspectives and possibilities for a changing world. Each year the Festival partners with several non-profit organizations in Orange County from various areas including the arts, health and human services, the environment, education, children’s causes and alumni clubs.
The Newport Beach Film Festival Community Outreach Program provides a forum for each organization to further its mission through the medium of film and co-host a film screening during the Festival. Each organization is paired with a film that is likely to attract an audience interested in its cause. With an opportunity to speak to film audiences prior to the screenings and display information at the theater, the groups receive wonderful exposure and a chance to connect with filmgoers, filmmakers, other non-profit groups, and more than 52,000 attendees annually. The program helps to promote cultural understanding, philanthropy and volunteerism in the community.
Below are just some of the organizations and causes that have partnered with the Festival in the past.