‘American Animals’ and Opening Night Gala Kick off 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival

The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival began Thursday night just like it should, with cameras flashing. Dozens of photographers crowded a logo-filled backdrop at Edwards Big Newport multiplex as well-groomed actors and filmmakers cascaded across a carpet undeniably red. Held to a staccato beat by the pop of bright lights, guests prepared for the debut…

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Newport Beach Film Festival: Action Sports Film Series

 In Newport Beach, surfing isn’t just a sport, it’s a way of life. So, as a cinematic ode to such an important aspect of our coastal culture, it’s only fair that surfing should get its own series at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Launched in 2005, the Newport Beach Film Festival Action Sports Film Series is, as festival…

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Calling All Creatives: Submit to the Newport Beach Film Festival

Submissions for the 19th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 26 through May 3, 2018, are now open. If you’re a filmmaker with something to say and show, now is your opportunity to highlight what you’ve done to a discerning, elite audience of cinemaphiles. Submit your film by Jan. 26, when Late Deadline registration…

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