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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...

April 26, 2016July 18, 2018

A Furry Flick: The Beauty & Complexity of the Furry Fandom

What do you get when you mix a culture that promotes individuality and self-expression with an autocratic, dictatorial, self-declared leader? Fursonas, a documentary that began as Dominic Rodriguez and Olivia Vaughn’s senior thesis, dives deep into this question while simultaneously dismantling everything we thought we knew about the Furry Fandom.   So what exactly is...

April 25, 2016July 18, 2018

After The Reality – Opening Night NBFF

  In Newport Beach during the evening of April 21, stars and festival attendees alike came trickling into town with excitement about the opening night of the Newport Beach Film Festival. Meeting at the Island Hotel in Newport, a small gathering was held for those in attendance where they would later make their way down...

April 23, 2016July 18, 2018

Guide to the 2016 NBFF Gala Events

The Newport Beach Film Festival hosts nightly galas throughout the week of the festival bringing thousands of filmmakers and festival goers together to celebrate the films. The galas have become a huge hit and a top highlight of the festival. Each gala has the area’s finest restaurants providing unique and mouthwatering tastings to guests. Opening...

April 22, 2016July 18, 2018

A Tale of Food Hits the Big Screen

Food is a universal language, a way of connecting to people through one of the most pleasing senses. It presents the opportunity to get a literal and metaphorical taste of a culture one may never be able to experience first-hand. Within the past 10-15 years, food has developed into a modern art form and gained...

March 17, 2016July 18, 2018

Lady, My Van is Your Van: “The Lady in the Van”

Another night with the Orange County Film Society; the lights dim, the theater darkens, the sudden bright light of the screen beckons you into its projection, things get a little passionate…Indeed, they do ladies and gentlemen, for film is a loving and numbing mistress. Thursday night’s love affair was The Lady in the Van starring...

December 21, 2015July 18, 2018

‘Joy’ Lifts Spirits at the Last General OCFS Screening of the Year

Our dedicated OCFS Members fought Boat Parade traffic for the chance to enjoy David O’ Russell and Jennifer Lawrence’s latest collaboration, ‘Joy.’  Last night marked more than one milestone as it was Orange County Film Society’s last General Screening of the year, and also, it’s last General screening at the Lido Theater, at least under...

December 19, 2015July 18, 2018

11th Annual HollyShorts Expands, Honors NBFF Alumni Films and More!

From its star-powered opening night to its raucous Award Celebration at OHM Nightclub to its additional two days on the calendar this year, HollyShorts cut its widest swath yet. The eleventh annual HollyShorts Film Festival ran August 13th-22nd and continued to establish itself as a hub for short film in Los Angeles and beyond. This...

September 6, 2015July 18, 2018

The Nouns of Film: ‘People, Places, Things’

Yet another installment of OCFS screenings for all you attentive cinephiles! James Strouse’s People, Places, Things (2015) continued this year’s line-up at the Lido Live theater on Tuesday night. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015 and our programming team has since been awaiting the opportunity to get this one in front...

August 16, 2015July 18, 2018

The Camaraderie of EditFest LA

The 2015 Editfest LA presented by American Cinema Editors launched with an array of fun and informative editing panels on Sunday, August 1st at the celebrated Walt Disney Studios Campus. As official partners of ACE, NBFF staff were treated to an all-day event getting an insider’s look into the world of editing. After a pause...

August 14, 2015July 18, 2018