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Opening Night Gala

Fashion Island welcomes you to the Newport Beach Film Festival's Opening Night Gala presented by Pacific Sales.

Don your evening best and begin your Gala experience with a "Toast to 20 Years" sponsored by Korbel Champagne. Then, enjoy our hosted bar by Tito’s Vodka and Peroni while keeping yourself hydrated throughout the event with LIFE WTR.

Explore a range of tastings from 25 of Orange County’s premier restaurants, including Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Red O, Fig & Olive, and Great Maple. Top your night with treats from Le Pain Quotidien, Nespresso, BToffee and Atomic Creamery and don’t miss our exclusive performance on the #NBFF main stage by the band Side Deal with surprise guests.


Tickets to the Gala can be bought on their own or with an Opening Night Film ticket.

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Opening Night Film – Luce

A married couple is forced to reckon with their idealized image of their son, adopted from war-torn Eritrea, after an alarming discovery by a devoted high school teacher threatens his status as an all-star student.



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April 25 @ 10:00 pm


April 26 @ 1:00 am



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Fashion Island
401 Newport Center Dr,
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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21+ For ALL Post Parties. ID Required, NO EXCEPTIONS
Cocktail attire required.
Outdoor event – coat or jacket recommended.