Join Newport Beach Film Festival in October 2023 (in person) for the Newport Beach Film Festival’s (NBFF) 24th Year. Internationally recognized as one of Southern California’s leading film events, we host eight days of 350+ film screenings, 58,000+ attendees, engaging networking opportunities, industry seminars, incredible nightly galas, private receptions, entertainment, and more!
Film, food, industry, and culture in the heart of Newport Beach. Join us for a fantastic and celebratory year!
~ 10 Reasons Why Filmmakers Choose NBFF ~
Scale: Promote your latest project at one of Southern California’s largest film events! Showcasing over 350 films to an audience of 58,000 people each year, NBFF provides a great platform to spread the word about your film!
Destination: Showcase your film in one of the most incredible coastal destinations in the world! There is plenty to do, see, and explore in the beautiful city of Newport Beach. We want our filmmakers to get to know us and the city that makes our Festival such a unique and special experience.
Programming Team: Our programming team is here to support you throughout the entire Festival process. A filmmaker’s greatest resource, NBFF programmers help with everything from the marketing of your film to the enhancement of your Newport Beach experience. Our team deeply cares about Filmmakers, their process, and the creative integrity of filmmaking; we want you to have the best Festival experience possible!
Comprehensive Reviewing Process: Rest assured that your film is getting the proper respect it deserves! Each film submission is thoroughly reviewed at least four times in its entirety prior to Festival selection.
Screening Experience: Showcase your film the way it was intended to be seen! Expect an engaged and excited audience in a wide array of world-class location theaters. Get your audience even more involved with an in-person Q&A after each film screening.
Industry Network: Build meaningful connections with industry insiders eager to meet and interact at our nightly gala events, private receptions, and industry seminars! Our proximity to LA allows filmmakers to interact with industry professionals including sales agents, distributors, financiers, and leading production personnel.
Global Presence: Our attendees travel from around the world to watch our international spotlights. International films are partnered with regional organizations to help promote and support their success.
Hosted Seminars: Engage in a thoughtful, up-close, and personal discussion of a variety of film topics with acclaimed industry professionals. Learn the latest tricks of the trade in screenwriting, directing, editing, acting, cinematography, film financing, casting, and virtual reality from leaders within the filmmaking community!
Accreditation: Irish Film & Television Academy accreditation!
And We’re Fun!
Incredible Nightly Galas: NBFF is renowned for its unforgettable nightly galas that feature food, drink, music, and live entertainment! We want to support the success of our filmmaking community while providing our guests with an incredible Festival experience. At NBFF, we bridge the gap between industry and lifestyle.