newport beach film fest 2016
Below you’ll find a schedule of events taking place during the week of the 2016 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 21
7:30pm: OPENING NIGHT FILM – AFTER THE REALITY – Edwards Big Newport followed by…
10:00pm: OPENING NIGHT GALA – 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: THE OPENING NIGHT FILM IS A TICKETS-ONLY EVENT. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED – PASSES DO NOT GAIN ENTRY

Friday, April 22
11:00am – 2:00pm – Filmmaker BrunchTAVERN & BOWL at The Triangle – Meet, mix, and mingle with festival programmers, staff, and fellow filmmakers in a networking brunch to kick off the week of the festival.

UK SPOTLIGHTS
8:15pm – HIGH RISE – The Triangle
8:30pm – THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY – The Triangle
8:00pm – SUNSET SONG – Islands Cinema

FRIDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
7:15pm – LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED – Regency South Coast Village
8:15pm – BABY BABY BABY – Regency South Coast Village

9:00pm: Friday Night Showcase Party – Anthropologie – Fashion Island

Saturday, April 23
SATURDAY NIGHT CENTERPIECE FILMS:
7:30pm – ORANGE SUNSHINE – Regency South Coast Village
7:45pm – LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP – The Triangle
7:45pm – SHOWING ROOTS – Island Cinema
8:30pm – AMERICAN WRESTLER: THE WIZARD – The Triangle

CANADIAN SPOTLIGHT FILM:
8:00pm –  MY INTERNSHIP IN CANADA – Triangle

HORROR SHOWCASE:
6:30pm – A NIGHTMARE ON SHORT STREET – Regency South Coast Village
9:00pm – LACE CRATER – Regency South Coast Village

10:00pm: Saturday Night Showcase PartyRoom and Board

Sunday, April 24

10:00 – 5:00pm: Filmmaker’s Expo

IRISH SPOTLIGHT
6:30pm – MY NAME IS EMILY – Edwards Big Newport

7:00pm: Irish Showcase Party – Muldoon’s Irish Pub

NEW MEDIA SHOWCASE:
5:30pm – LITE AND SOUND: NEW MEDIA SHORTS – Island Cinema
8:00pm – FINAL FANTASY: ADVENT CHILDREN – Island Cinema

Monday, April 25
PACIFIC RIM SHOWCASE:
7:30pm – Japanese Spotlight: FLYING COLORS (Birigyaru) – Edwards Big Newport
7:45pm – Chinese Spotlight: GO AWAY MR. TUMOR – Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Korean Spotlight: THE PHONE – Edwards Big Newport
8:00PM – Australian Spotlight: UNINDIAN – Regency South Coast Village

10pm: Pacific Rim Showcase Party – Design Within Reach

Tuesday, April 26
EUROPEAN SHOWCASE:
8:00pm – French Spotlight: TOO CLOSE TO OUR SON (Au Plus Pres Du Soleil) – The Triangle
7:45pm – Swedish Spotlight: A MAN CALLED OVE (En Man Som Heter Ove) – The Triangle
7:30pm – Italian Spotlight: ME, MYSELF, AND HER (Io E Lei) – The Triangle
8:15pm –
German Spotlight: ONE BREATH (Ein Atem) – The Triangle

10pm: European Showcase Party Design Within Reach

Wednesday, April 27
LATINO SHOWCASE:
7:30pm – Mexican Spotlight – EPITAPH (Epitafio) – Edwards Big Newport
8:00pm – Chilean Spotlight – THE MOTHER OF THE LAMB (La Madre Del Cordero) – Edwards Big Newport
7:45pm – Brazilian Spotlight – THE VIOLIN TEACHER – Edwards Big Newport

10:00pm – Latino Showcase Party Via Lido Plaza

Thursday, April 28
Closing Night Film:
7:30pm – THE FIXER – Lido Theatre.
NOTE: THIS IS A TICKET-ONLY EVENT. TICKETS REQUIRED – NO PASSES
10:00pm – Closing Night Party – Via Lido Plaza

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 and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

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