Volume 8, Issue 44  |  June 2, 2023Subscribe

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Newport Beach Film Festival is now accepting entries for 2023

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), sponsored by the City of Newport Beach, is now open for film submissions in all categories. NBFF will celebrate its 24th anniversary with an action-packed line-up of independent and studio films from around the globe. Scheduled to take place October 12-19 throughout Newport Beach and Orange County, the festival will screen an international slate of more than 300 films in eight days, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films.

Newport Beach Film Festival marquee

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The 24th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival takes place October 12-19

During its eight-day run, the festival will feature an astounding array of nightly special events including red carpet premieres, gala celebrations, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q&A sessions, international spotlights, popular industry seminars, musical performances, fashion shows and retrospectives. The festival will host numerous opportunities to connect with enthusiastic new audiences, fellow filmmakers, film industry professionals, non-profit organizations and members of the media.

Special Programs planned for 2023 NBFF include: Action Sports Film Series; Environmental Film Series; Art, Architecture + Design Film Series; Music Film Series; Family Film Series; Collegiate Showcase; Music Video Showcase; Youth Film Showcase and their free Seminar Series.

Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 31. Submission costs: Feature, $75; Short, $60 and Students, $25 (use the college student submission).

Submit your film now here.

Founded in 1999, the NBFF has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting more than 53,000 attendees to Orange County.

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