We are now accepting film submissions for our 2021 Film Festival. Please click the link below for instructions and submission guidelines.

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2020 Lifetime Achievement Award: Presentation to Eugene Levy

Join the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) in partnership with Variety along with Schitt’s Creek cast-mates and other surprise celebrity appearances.

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The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to present our “Endless Summer” Holiday Tree at Pavilion of Holiday Trees

The Newport Beach Film Festival recently opened the its annual event with “A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story.” During the Festival’s 21 year history, we have showcased 3 generations of filmmakers from the Brown family, highlighting the active lifestyle of Southern California that is celebrated worldwide. The Endless Summer is a classic surf film that embodies the laid back Orange County spirit and is the only officially licensed holiday tree from Bruce Brown Films in history.

The NBFF Endless Summer tree, along with 35 other arts organization trees will be on display at South Coast Plaza’s open air “Pavilion of Holiday Trees” through December 4th.  We invite you to visit the Pavilion and considering bidding online for our tree.  The tree will be delivered to the highest bidder in time for your holiday celebration.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on arts institutions this year. Join hands with us in lifting up the arts so we, in turn, can lift up others during a time of great need. Our holiday tree will be on view at South Coast Plaza and available to bid on at SCParts.givesmart.com beginning November 14.

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NBFF 2020

Newport Beach Film Festival 2019

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.

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Newport Beach Film Festival 2019Opportunities 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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