Newport Beach, California - USA
April 20th to 27th, 2017
In the Spotlight today is the 18th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), celebrated as Orange County's largest film event and is one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, attracting over 50,000 attendees annually. NBFF has grown into a prestigious multicultural event presenting an eclectic roster of over 350 feature length narrative, documentary, short and animated films from more than 50 countries.
Named as MovieMaker Magazine's "Top 50 Film Festival Worth the Entry Fee", NBFF is a circuit stop not to be missed playing host to enthusiastic audiences, Hollywood celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe, and industry professionals from the entertainment capital of the world. This year the festival is proud to present its first ever film market. Filmmakers will have the opportunity to showcase their films to industry professionals, fellow filmmakers and members of the media, independent of their selection in the official line-up.
In 2017, NBFF will host international spotlights, industry seminars, various themed showcases, nightly receptions, compelling Q&As with filmmakers and a red carpet Opening Night Gala featuring live entertainment, and world class cuisine. Special curated programs include Action Sports, Art, Architecture + Design, Music, Environmental, as well as Collegiate, Family and Youth Film Showcases.
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of films in its 8 day run.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Emerging filmmakers 18 years or under are invited to submit to the Youth Film Showcase. Groups of students enrolled in K-12 as of April 2017 are welcomed to submit as an individual or as a group.
Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Action Sports, and Youth projects are all invited for submissions - submit your film today!