Celebrated as a leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) attracts 58,000 film and food fans to over 100 feature films, 30 short film programs, and a dozen public parties featuring more than 60 culinary partners with their finest tastings.


NBFF seeks to bring Orange County the best of contemporary and international filmmaking, and in 2019 we featured films from 56 countries all around the world. Our program includes our popular Action Sports, Culinary, Family, Environmental, and Music films from emerging directors and on-screen talents.

In addition to our films, NBFF welcomes more than 60 of the area's best restaurants, chefs, caterers, and tasty treats to serve at our public and private events, making us one of the largest culinary events in all of Southern California.

NBFF Film Programs  Culinary Schedule

Newport Beach Film Festival 2019


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NBFF 2020 Will Have Something For Everyone

For Film Fans
For Food Fans
For Industry & Filmmakers
For Sponsors & Partners
For Volunteers

A Unique Experience for All Film Fans 

As the West Coast's fastest-growing film festival, NBFF offers films from 50 countries across multiple genres. In addition to our Narrative and Documentary programs, NBFF carefully curates a collection of short film programs and our interest programs include Action Sports, Art, Architecture + Design, Culinary, Family, and Horror films.

The full festival program is announced and tickets go on sale on April 1st. Passes are on sale now.

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NBFF 2018 Opening Night restaurant

OC's Best Culinary Delights for Eight Days

In addition to our daytime and evening screenings, NBFF hosts nightly events featuring tastings from Orange County's top culinary destinations and a hosted bar courtesy of Tito's Vodka and beverage partners.

Previous culinary partners include the finest restaurants, bakeries, and fine foods in the area.

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A Place to Find Audiences & Make Connections

As a filmmaker's festival, NBFF prides itself on the individualized attention and a generous hospitality package we give to each filmmaker and industry guest. 

In addition to daily public events, our hospitality lounge, private filmmaker brunch and industry-driven cocktail receptions, NBFF hosts a free Seminar and workshop series dedicated to helping filmmakers advance their careers.

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Opportunities for Brand Exposure & Entertainment

NBFF offers custom experiential and advertising opportunities for brands looking to reach over 50,000 culturally active Southern Californians. 

We also offer private screenings and events to discounted hotel rates, leisure activities, and sponsor screening passes, the NBFF team will work with you to create the ideal setting for your next corporate retreat or client entertainment event.

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Volunteer for NBFF

As a non-profit organization, the Newport Beach Film Festival wouldn’t be able to bring such an amazing event to life without the help of our volunteers.

The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks enthusiastic film lovers to volunteer for Orange County’s annual celebration of cinema. The 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 23—30 2020. Volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in several aspects of the festival. Volunteer positions include guest relations, merchandise sales, theater ushering, and office reception.

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Visit Beautiful Newport Beach

Premiere Venue

Fashion Island - Premiere Venue

Our stylish home hotel is located in Newport Beach, CA, steps from Fashion Island.


John Wayne Airport (SNA)

John Wayne Airport, Orange County (SNA) is approximately 7 miles from our main venues and hotel at Fashion Island.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

LAX is the largest and busiest airport in  the state of California and is approximately 40 miles north of Newport Beach.

Official Hotel

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel

Our stylish home hotel is located in Newport Beach, CA, steps from Fashion Island.