On February 9, 2017, the Newport Beach Film Festival journeyed to the UK to honour individuals who, through their contributions, transformed photography, theater, literature, television, and film.

This third annual pre-BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) was expanded to include a presentation of Variety Magazine’s 10 Brits to Watch, highlighting up and coming British talent.

NBFF Honours included:

Artists of distinction
Presented by Equity
These individuals are known for their contribution to the arts, philanthropic endeavors, and an over riding commitment to their craft to tell unique and bold stories.

Arts Champions
Outstanding organizations, corporations, institutions or individuals, that promote, defend, produce, educate, and encourage creativity and the arts.

Icons/Legends
Presented by Visit Newport Beach
Individuals who have built revolutionary careers with a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to their craft.

Outstanding Achievement in Global Cinema
Presented by Orange County Film Society

Previous NBFF honorees include Keira Knightly and Benedict Cumberbatch for their work in “Imitation Game” and the cast of “Brooklyn.”

 

Images from the Event

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