Engage with NBFF Films& Filmmakers Online

For 20 years, NBFF has been an opportunity for local and international filmmakers to entertain and interact with each other and the Newport Beach audience.

In 2020, we’re taking that event online.

What our organization, community, and planet are currently facing is unprecedented. The continuing loss of daily connection, income, jobs, safety, security, health, and the devastating loss of life are traumatic impacts that we are trouble water we are wading together. As those impacts reverberate through us all, know that your NBFF team all extend our love, sympathy, and strength to you all.

We are immensely lucky and grateful to live in Orange County, California, where our state and local agencies and leaders acted quickly and decisively to slow the spread of COVID-19. It is with the deepest love, gratitude, and respect for those essential workers who are on the front lines to keep us safe, healthy, and fed that we implore the rest of us who are able to stay home and stay physically distant from each other to do so.

While early indications show us that we here in our state and county may have flattened the curve, it is incumbent upon all of us to continue taking seriously our personal responsibility with regards to public health and abide by the directives given to us if we are to mitigate the spread, keep our losses as low as possible, and expedite being on the other side of this global crisis.

While the future is unforeseeable, know that we continue to communicate and work closely with government and public health officials about any possible in-person event that may take place once it is healthy and safe to do so.

In the meantime, NBFF is making plans to host a new kind of festival for 2020. This year, we will be implementing NBFF Digital, an online home for our Alumni films, filmmakers, and passholders to enjoy

  • 60+ Alumni shorts (as of April 17)
  • Bi-weekly screenings of NBFF feature Alumni films
  • Select NBFF 2020 Feature & Short Content (50+ features, 100+ shorts)
  • Filmmaker-submitted film introductions and previews
  • Filmmaker Q&As
  • Hospitality suite interview sessions
  • NBFF Seminar recordings
  • NBFF TV recordings

Launching April 23

Launching April 23

NBFF Digital Will Have Something For Everyone

Newport Beach Film Festival 2019


  • Access to screen 50+ NBFF Alumni shorts
  • Access to screening bi-weekly NBFF Alumni features
Find out more about NBFF Tickets & Passes

Serving skewers at the Newport Beach Film Festival

Experience OC’s Top Culinary Delights for Eight Days

NBFF hosts nightly events featuring tastings from Orange County’s top culinary destinations. Previous culinary partners include the finest restaurants, bakeries, and fine foods in the area.

All public events feature hosted bar courtesy of Tito’s Vodka, Oban Whiskey, and our other beverage partners.

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NBFF PressA Place to Find Audiences & Make Connections

As a filmmaker’s festival, NBFF prides itself on the individualized attention and a generous hospitality package we give to each filmmaker and industry guest.

In addition to daily public events, our hospitality lounge, private filmmaker brunch and industry-driven cocktail receptions, NBFF hosts a free Seminar and workshop series dedicated to helping filmmakers advance their careers.

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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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