Events Schedule

Below you’ll find a schedule of events taking place during the week of the 2014 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.

Thursday, April 24th

7:30pm: OPENING NIGHT FILM – LOVESICK – Big Newport Theater, followed by…
10:00pm: OPENING NIGHT GALA hosted by Esquire and Yelp Bloomingdale’s Courtyard Fashion Island, hosted bar by Stella Artois, food provided by over 35 of Newport Beach’s finest restaurants and live entertainment.
NOTE: THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT. TICKETS REQUIRED – NO PASSES

Friday, April 25th

11:00am – 1:00pm – Filmmaker Brunch, Sponsored by MovieMaker Magazine – TAVERN & BOWL – Meet, mix, and mingle with festival programmers, staff, and fellow filmmakers in a networking brunch to kick off the week of the festival.

Friday Night Spotlight Screenings:
8:00pm – WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS - Lido Theater
8:00pm – BREAK POINT - South Coast Village
8:00pm – JADOO - The Triangle
8:15pm – GOD HELP THE GIRL - The Triangle
7:30pm – BELLE - The Triangle

10:00pm: Friday Night Showcase Party sponsored by Orange Coast Magazine and Screen InternationalLand Rover Newport

Saturday, April 26th

Saturday Night Centerpiece Films:
8:00pm – GROWING UP AND OTHER LIES - Lido Theater
8:00pm – OBVIOUS CHILD - South Coast Village
7:45pm – DAYS AND NIGHTS - The Triangle
7:30pm – CAS & DYLAN - The Triangle
8:30pm – LOVE BY DESIGN - The Triangle

10:00pm: Saturday Night Showcase Party sponsored by Riviera Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter-Room and Board

Sunday, April 27th

Irish Spotlight:
5:30pm – LIFE’S A BREEZE - Edwards Big Newport

7:30pm: Irish Spotlight Party sponsored by Newport Independent and Variety - Muldoon’s Irish Pub

Monday, April 28th

Pacific Rim Showcase:
7:15pm – Japanese Spotlight: UNFORGIVEN - Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Chinese Spotlight: BENDS - Edwards Big Newport
7:30pm – Korean Spotlight: COLD EYES - Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Australian Spotlight: GODDESS - Regency Lido Theater

10pm: Pacific Rim Showcase Party Newport Beach Magazine- Land Rover Newport

Tuesday, April 29th

European Showcase:
7:30pm – French Spotlight: ATTILA MARCEL - Edwards Big Newport
7:45pm – Swedish Spotlight: WALTZ FOR MONICA - Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Italian Spotlight: A FIVE STAR LIFE - Edwards Big Newport

10pm: European Showcase Party sponsored LA Confidential- Via Lido Plaza

Wednesday, April 30th

Latino Showcase:
7:30pm – Mexican Spotlight – THE AMAZING CATFISH - Edwards Big Newport
7:45pm – Brazilian Spotlight – THE INVISIBLE COLLECTION - Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Chilean Spotlight – THE SUMMER OF FLYING FISH - Edwards Big Newport

10:00pm – Latino Showcase Party sponsored HOY and OC Weekly - Via Lido Plaza

Thursday, May 1st

Closing Night Film:
7:30pm – CHEF - Lido Theatre, followed by…
10:00pm – Closing Night Party sponsored by The Los Angeles Times -Via Lido Plaza
NOTE: THIS IS A TICKET ONLY EVENT. TICKETS REQUIRED – NO PASSES

Due to strict alcohol regulations, post parties are open to guests 21 years and over (absolutely no exceptions). Most post-parties are sponsored by Stella Artois beer.

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