In 2015, the Newport Beach Film Festival journeyed to London to host apre-BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts ) event to honor the cast of The Imitation Game for best ensemble performance and Best Picture.
Screen International collaborated with NBFF for the private reception, whose attendees included Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, central members of the cast and crew, and key London news outlets.
The event received 600 million international impressions and was covered by the Daily Mail, Screen International, and Deadline Hollywood.
This year the Festival will be honoring the film Brooklyn for outstanding achievement in Global Cinema, along with Saoirse Ronan for Best Actress at a pre-BAFTA reception at the Bulgari hotel on February 11, 2016.
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