Submit Your Film

Submissions for the 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival running April 21st-28th 2016 will open August 1st.


We invite filmmakers from all of over the world of all ages to submit to the 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. The Newport Beach Film Festival welcomes submissions of feature-length and short films, in both the narrative and documentary categories. We invite you to be a part of the cinematic adventure that attracted more than 55,000 attendees in 2015.

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The Submission Process:

Submit Your Film

NBFF entries may be submitted via Withoutabox.com (WAB) or FilmFreeway.com (FF), which provide cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world.
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NBFF Reviews Your Film

Each Film submission will be reviewed by a minimum of three reviewers and two festival programmers, ensuring a comprehensive review process for each entry.
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Acceptance Notification

After your film is accepted into the 2016 program, you are connected with your Festival programmer. Your programmer will assist you with pre-festival marketing and coordinate your Festival participation.
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Download our Submission Presentation:

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Submission Deadlines:

Autumn Deadline

Feature Submission Fee: $40

Short Submission Fee: $35

Friday
September 25, 2015

Early Bird Deadline

Feature Submission Fee: $45
Short Submission Fee: $40

Friday
October 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Special

Fee: $60
Short Submission Fee: $50

Friday
November 27, 2015

Regular Deadline

Feature Submission Fee: $65

Short Submission Fee: $55

Friday
December 18, 2015

Final Deadline

Feature Submission Fee: $75

Short Submission Fee: $65

Monday
January 25, 2016

Extended WAB Deadline

Feature Submission Fee: $100

Short Submission Fee: $80

Friday
February 5, 2016

UK Only Extension

Feature Submission Fee: $100

Short Submission Fee: $80

Friday
February 19, 2016
Special Pricing:
Youth Film Showcase (18 & under): $10
Music Video: $20
Student (with valid college ID): $20