NBFF Calls for UK Cinema


The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces ‘Call for Entries’ for UK films of all genres. From April 20th – 27th, 2017 the NBFF will celebrate its 18th Anniversary with a special spotlight on UK cinema. The Festival features film screenings, red carpet galas, international spotlights, nightly receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers at industry seminars, music performances, and exclusive industry seminars.

The Newport Beach Film Festival has established a strong relationship with the UK film industry and is proud to build on the success of this partnership with an expanded UK film program and UK festivities for 2017. Celebrated as an annual signature event in the US for BritWeek, the Newport Beach Film Festival has premiered several notable UK films since its inception, including Sexy Beast, Layer Cake, Son of Rambow, Belle, and God Help the Girl.

On Friday, April 21, 2017, the NBFF will host the UK Showcase followed by a post-screening event featuring a hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka and Stella Artois, signature tastings by top southern California restaurants, music by local DJs. During its eight-day run, the Festival will present a sidebar of UK narrative and documentary feature films, as well as a curated UK shorts program. Screenings and events will take place in Newport Beach and throughout Orange County, CA. The UK Showcase event partners include British American Business Council, US Commercial Service, Visit Newport Beach, and Variety.



2017 NBFF Submission Deadlines:

Important deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17, 2017.

For more submission information, please visit NewportBeachFilmFest.com/UK-Call-For-Entries

To enhance UK cinema NBFF has provided UK filmmakers to use the following waiver code for submissions: UK2017

Please note that the waiver will only be accepted from UK-based films.

The 2018 NBFF is proudly sponsored by: