Celebrating its 19th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) annually showcases over 350 films from 50 countries and attracts over 50,000 attendees, making it one of Southern California’s longest running and largest film events.
NBFF is also recognized as one of the leading film festivals in the world by Variety as host of their annual ‘10 Cinematographers to Watch’ event and has been named a ‘Film Festival Worth the Entry Fee’ by Movie Maker Magazine.
NBFF provides filmmakers with an eight-day experience filled with new opportunities and everlasting memories
“This is the most, pleasant, civilized and gentile Festival I’ve ever been at; I’m so impressed with everyone here.”
“Newport Beach sits at the cultural center of Orange County. For the longest time, it was believed that Orange County made little contribution to global culture, but in retrospect, it is clear that it has acted as the genesis of youth and active lifestyle trends that reverberate around the world. As Newport Beach strives to have it’s own artistic identity, the Festival provides a critical point of entry to artistic filmmaker voices from around the world.”
This is what the Newport Beach Film Festival does better than 95% of the world’s Festivals - it provides an incredible audience with a voracious appetite for the Festival’s films, sold-out screenings, large beautiful theaters that play your film the way it was intended to be seen.” Educated, well-attended Q&A sessions and panels where audience and other filmmakers can learn how to make movies. Hosted parties each night allow for opportunities to meet those audience members and fellow filmmakers. The Q&A’s were lively and enlightening and revealed both the processes behind the film and the personalities within it. The audiences were appreciative and the word of mouth outside the supportive landscape created by the Newport Beach Film Festival organizers. This sort of stuff is invaluable to a film.
NBFF is an amazing experience. Well funded, gorgeous location, amazing parties, top quality films and an incredible staff make this an annual repeat for me.
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January 26, 2018
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March 20, 2018
April 26-May 3, 2018