Launched in 2003, the Newport Beach Film Festival’s Family Film Series brings to Orange County a diverse slate of studio and independent family films from around the world. The Newport Beach Film Festival received the prestigious honor of “Best Children’s Festival” for its Family Film Series at the 9th Annual 2008 KIDS FIRST!® Best Day and Awards Celebration. With its diverse programs geared towards toddlers, school age children, tweens, teens, parents and grandparents, the Family Film Series gives filmgoers of all ages an opportunity to view a unique collection of refreshing cinematic works from around the globe, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films. With the goal of making the Festival experience interactive and educational for young filmgoers, each year the Festival brings out filmmakers for post-screening Q&A sessions, school visits, workshops, live entertainment and autograph sessions. The Festival continues its reach to young audiences year round through its collaborations with Orange County arts organizations. The Festival curates family films for the Orange County Museum of Art’s Target Free Second Sundays and for Free Movie Mondays at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts.