OCTOBER 21 - 28, 2021


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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NBFF presents Forest Whitaker with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Forest Whitaker, one of Hollywood’s most accomplished actors, directors, humanitarians and producers, has showcased his talents in a multitude of demanding and diverse roles. His intensive character work in films such as Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Crying Game, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, and Bird, for which he was named Best Actor at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, have made him one of the most versatile performers of all time.

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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