The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is Now Accepting Submissions!

Submit your film now to meet the Early Bird Deadline.

Premiere your film in front of the press, industry leaders, and an enthusiastic audience of film lovers!

Celebrating its 20th year, the Newport Beach Film Festival is one of Southern California’s longest running and largest film events, annually showcasing over 350 films and attracting over 55,000 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. NBFF is also ranked in Film Freeways Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals and has been named in MovieMaker magazine’s 50 Film Festival Worth the Entry Fee.

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Submit your film now to meet the Early Bird Deadline

  • Submissions Open

    August 1, 2018

  • Early Bird Deadline

  • Autumn Deadline

  • Thanksgiving Deadline

  • Regular Deadline

  • Late Deadline

  • Extended WAB Deadline

  • Extended UK & Irish Deadline

  • Notification Date

  • Festival Dates

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