The Newport Beach Film Festival’s Music Film Series puts music center stage by showcasing music videos, documentaries, and narrative films propelled by music. Highlighting performances, historical headlines, struggling musicians and their unique stories, this growing series explores the binding relationship that links music and film.

Just as Orange County is a necessary stop for a touring band, our Music Series has found a devoted audience here in Newport Beach. Past highlights include Paul Simon’s journey to make the Graceland album in “Under African Skies,” 2012’s Sundance breakout “I Am Not a Hipster,” and “I Want My Name Back,” a documentary chronicling the rise and fall of the original members of the Sugar Hill Gang.

In addition to our Music Film Series, the Festival is also proud to host our Music Video Program, a collection of music videos filmed for modern, original music.

Past Music Films: