Family Films

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.

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April 2018

Teens & Short Tweens

Saturday, April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:38 pm
The Lot- SCREEN 3, 999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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$15.00

"Sometimes we are affected by unexpected experiences. How we handle them defines who we are."

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Zoo

Saturday, April 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:07 pm
The Lot- SCREEN 3, 999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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$15.00

The fire bombings during World War II devastated UK cities, causing most to flee to the countryside with what little valuables they could carry. For a group of misfit kids, one of those valuables is a baby elephant from their local zoo. As bombs rapidly approach Belfast, they must find a way to take this 200-pound child away from the blast zone. It seems like an impossible task, but this odd bunch may have what it takes to save him…

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Youth Film Showcase

Sunday, April 29 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 7, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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Free
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A Boy Called Sailboat

Sunday, April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:32 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 7, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00 - $15.00

In a slanted home beyond the reaches of a drought-ridden town, an isolated family welcome a miracle into their life in the form of their only son Sailboat. One day Sailboat comes home with a “little guitar” and he and his new ukulele become inseparable. After his grandmother falls ill and requests he write a song for her, Sailboat embarks on a quest through adversity to deliver the unimaginable – the greatest song ever written.

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Daphne & Velma

Sunday, April 29 @ 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 5, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00
Daphne & Velma

Two high school best friends attend Ridge Valley High, an incredible tech-savvy institute with all the latest gadgets provided by the school's benefactor who is a tech billionaire. While competition is fierce among the students for a coveted internship at Bloom Innovative, the friends dig beyond all the gadgets and tech to investigate what is causing some of the brightest students in school to disappear - only to emerge again in a zombie-fied state.

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May 2018

Zoo (2nd Screening)

Wednesday, May 2 @ 2:30 pm - 4:07 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 6, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00
Zoo

The fire bombings during World War II devastated UK cities, causing most to flee to the countryside with what little valuables they could carry. For a group of misfit kids, one of those valuables is a baby elephant from their local zoo. As bombs rapidly approach Belfast, they must find a way to take this 200-pound child away from the blast zone. It seems like an impossible task, but this odd bunch may have what it takes to save him…

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