2016 NBFF Announces Closing Night

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) proudly announces its Closing Night film and celebration. The Festival will end its eight-day run with the Southern California premier of “The Fixer” on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:30pm at Regency Lido Live (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA). Following the screening, the Newport Beach Film Festival, in partnership with Modern Luxury and Via Lido Plaza, will host the Closing Night Celebration at Via Lido Plaza (3425 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA). The outdoor event will feature culinary creations from top Orange County’s restaurants, hosted bar by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Stella Artois, live entertainment and a special fashion presentation from Ted Baker London.

“The Fixer” tells the story of a former Afghan journalist (Dominic Rains) who settles in a small town in Northern California and takes a job with a local newspaper. However, when he attempts to cover local crime, he stumbles into local corruption that puts himself and others in danger.

“The 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will enlighten the public with a first-class international film program and exciting seminars. We are honored to close an excellent festival with a world premiere of such an impressive film,” stated Gregg Schwenk, Executive Director/CEO of NBFF.

“We are thrilled to bring The Fixer to the Newport Beach Film Festival! I can’t wait to share the film with their audience,” said Ian Olds, director, “The Fixer.”

“We couldn’t be more honored to close the Newport Beach Film Festival and are excited to have some of our cast there to celebrate this Northern California-made film with the festival,” added Caroline von Kuhn, producer, “The Fixer.”

The Festival will showcase over 350 films from 50 countries, along with nightly special events, red carpet galas, post screening receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlights, industry seminars and retrospectives. The Festival offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe and film industry professionals in a beautiful seaside locale. The NBFF is sponsored in part by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Fashion Island and the Los Angeles Times.

Tickets to the Closing Night Film and Celebration are $95 and can be purchased in advance at the Festival’s website. The minimum age for guests is 21 years old.

The 2018 NBFF is proudly sponsored by: