Celebrating its 21st year, the Newport Beach Film Festival is one of Southern California’s longest-running and most popular film events, annually showcasing over 100 feature and 200 short films, and attracting over 58,000 attendees.
Recognized by Variety as one of the leading film festivals in the world, NBFF hosts their annual 10 Cinematographers to Watch, 10 Brits to Watch, and 10 Actors to Watch events.
Premiere your film in front of the press, industry leaders, and an enthusiastic audience of film lovers!
A Global Audience
Our audience travels from around the world to watch our international spotlights, featuring films from over fifty different countries. International films are partnered with regional organizations to promote and support their success.
Location, Location, Location
Showcase your film in one of the most incredible coastal destinations in the world! There is plenty to do, see, and explore in the beautiful city of Newport Beach. We want our filmmakers to get to know us and the city that makes our Festival such a unique and special experience.
Fair Reviewing Process
Rest assured that your film is getting the proper respect it deserves! Each film submission is thoroughly reviewed at least five times in its entirety prior to Festival selection.
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A Network of Industry Professionals
As a leading Southern California film festival, we are a key destination for industry professionals including sales agents, distributors, financiers, and leading production personnel. Build meaningful connections with industry insiders at our nightly gala events, private receptions, and industry seminars!
A World-Class Screening Experience
Enjoy a generous filmmaker ticket package and expect an engaged audience in a wide array of state-of-the-art location theaters. Get your audience even more involved with an in-person Q&A after each film screening.
Dedicated Programming Support
NBFF programmers help with everything from the marketing of your film to the enhancement of your Newport Beach experience. Our team deeply cares about Filmmakers, their process, and the creative integrity of filmmaking; we want you to have the best Festival experience possible!