Narratives

The Newport Beach Film Festival presents a multi-genre, international slate of studio and independent films from emerging and seasoned filmmakers, featuring World, North American, U.S. and West Coast premieres as well as an International Spotlight Series celebrating foreign language films. NBFF traditionally screens approximately 100 feature-length narrative films. Filmmakers may submit a live action film 40 minutes or over.

 

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April 2018

New Money

Friday, April 27 @ 5:30 pm - 6:55 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 6, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00
New Money

New Money Struggling to get by, a pet store worker is relieved when she discovers she may soon receive her inheritance. However, her ailing father has other plans, and abruptly cuts her out of his will. With the help of her boyfriend, she abducts her father and breaks into an empty and elegant lake house to the north. Now she is determined to masquerade as one of the elite to win back her inheritance, but her meddling stepmother may cause…

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A Swinger’s Weekend

Friday, April 27 @ 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 7, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
$15.00
A Swinger's Weekend

A Swinger's Weekend To celebrate their upcoming birthdays, the world's most perfect couple decides to plan a swinger's weekend. They invite a subordinate from work and his girlfriend to partake in the festivities and have everything completely planned, including rules that must be abided by and a fridge stocked with great food and wine. However, their carefully formulated ideas are thrown to the wind with the introduction of two very uninvited guests who hope the weekend may save their marriage.…

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When Jeff Tried to Save the World

Friday, April 27 @ 8:00 pm - 9:35 pm
The Lot – SCREEN 3, 999 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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$15.00

When Jeff Tried to Save the World Drifting through life, the manager of an old-school bowling alley finds his days filled with scuffed lanes, glitchy arcade games, and a failing business. When he discovers that the owner has plans to sell the joint, the manager learns that he cannot let it go and must do all he can to save the establishment. Pulling himself out of his slump may be more than he can handle, but he has no choice…

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Dear Father Christmas

Saturday, April 28 @ 11:45 am - 1:37 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 5, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
$15.00

Dear Father Christmas Families can easily become fragmented when tragedy strikes. Hearts shatter and trust is broken as each family member hopes to cope in their own way. Yet, when disaster hits an already dysfunctional family, it can be an opportunity to come together and repair the heartache. Despite all the differences and hurt, one family must learn to accept themselves, and each other, in hopes of getting through the hard times.

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Adventures in Public School

Saturday, April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:26 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 5, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00 - $15.00
Adventures in Public School

Adventures in Public School When a sheltered boy falls in love for the first time, he goes from his quiet home-schooled life to the wilds of public school in an attempt to win over the girl of his dreams. But fitting in isn't as easy as it seems. With little to no knowledge of the real world, he struggles to understand the basics of teenage rebellion, and turns to his mother for advice. With her help, the two navigate the…

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Better Start Running

Saturday, April 28 @ 5:15 pm - 6:47 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 7, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00

Better Start Running An unexpected series of events turns an everyday store clerk into a wanted man. With a deranged FBI agent on his heels, he goes on the run bringing along the girl of his dreams. On the road, he kidnaps his Vietnam vet grandfather and picks up a try-hard beatnik hitchhiker. Together this eclectic band of misfits, using an old roadside attraction map as their guide, try to stay one step ahead of the authorities.   Q&A with…

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The Mad Whale

Saturday, April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:20 pm
The Lot – SCREEN 4, 999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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$15.00

The Mad Whale During the late 1800s, it was hard to tell who was more insane, the patients or their doctors. With experimental treatments constantly on the horizon, often what was best for the patient was left to the doctor’s imagination. Upon arriving at a women’s asylum, Dr. Benjamin Calhoun aches to perform a study. He wants to cast his patients in a production of Moby Dick. He already sees star potential in one of his patients, but when he…

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Locating Silver Lake

Saturday, April 28 @ 5:45 pm - 7:35 pm
Triangle Cinemas- SCREEN 4, 1870 Harbor Boulevard
Costa Mesa, CA 92627 United States
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$15.00
Locating Silver Lake

Locating Silver Lake Stepping into the unknown, a lovelorn college graduate moves to Los Angeles and discovers he lives next to the popular neighborhood of Silver Lake, which is bursting with beautiful and charismatic people. Their thrilling lives call to him, but he soon realizes that everyone he meets has a dark secret to be uncovered. He must decide if friendship and fame are worth the possible danger that comes with it, or if he can possibly be content with…

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The Last Verse

Saturday, April 28 @ 8:15 pm - 10:20 pm
The Lot – SCREEN 4, 999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660 United States
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$15.00
The Last Verse

The Last Verse A young couple finds themselves falling in love as political turmoil erupts around them. At the peak of their relationship, the two are separated as the young man joins the air force. Once he returns, things are not quite the same. With the economy struggling, he is forced to find work overseas and further alienate his love. Finally settled back in his home country, the two attempt to pick up the pieces of their now broken relationship…

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