Short films, student films, animated films, and feature-length narratives and documentaries all share center stage at this robust gala that includes nightly special events and red-carpet premieres, live music, seminars, Q&As, and cinematic retrospectives. This year's special programs will include compelling series on action sports film, environmental film, a collegiate showcase, and a comprehensive look at art, architecture, and design in cinema.
Recently named one of "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" by MovieMaker Magazine, NBFF unfolds just one hour south of Hollywood in stunning Newport Beach and regularly draws some of the most respected names in the industry. Festival attendees benefit from fantastic media exposure, fresh and enthusiastic audiences, and key access to seasoned distribution professionals from home and abroad.
Newport Beach, California - USA
April 24 to May 1, 2014 UPCOMING DEADLINE
December 20, 2013 - Regular Deadline
MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
NBFF brings the best in domestic and international filmmaking to Southern California and is committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
NBFF has promoted the works of a long line of Hollywood success stories, including Academy Award-nominee Julie Delpy (2012's Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award recipient for Le Skylab), Academy Award-winning writers Nat Faxon & Jim Rash (recipients of the 2013 Audience Award for The Way, Way Back), and Academy Award-winning documentarian Louie Psihoyos (2009 winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary for creating The Cove).