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Newport Beach Film Festival

International Film Festival.

About

The Festival will screen an international slate of over 350 films, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films that will compete for a series of Jury, Festival Honors and Audience Awards.

During its eight day run, the Festival will feature a fabulous array of nightly special events, including red carpet premieres, gala celebrations, filmmaker receptions, compelling filmmaker Q & A sessions, international spotlights, industry seminars, musical performances, fashion shows, technology panels and retrospectives.

The Festival will host numerous opportunities to connect with enthusiastic new audiences, fellow filmmakers, film industry professionals, non-profit organizations and the media in a beautiful seaside locale in Orange County, California. The NBFF is committed to providing an outstanding experience for both our filmmakers and our audiences.

Awards

  • Audience Award in certain categories
  • Jury - Best Feature 
  • Jury - Best Director 
  • Jury - Best Screenplay 
  • Jury - Cinematography 
  • Jury - Best Actor 
  • Jury - Best Actress 
  • Festival Honors
  • Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking 

Rules

  • The film must not be available on the internet or have been broadcast nationally on cable or satellite television prior to the Festival screening with the exception of the Music Video category.
  • Films must have a completion date of Jan 1, 2017 or later.
  • Submit via Filmfreeway or Withoutabox providing one screener (digitial file, downloadable link or DVD), one still image from the film along with full cast/crew list and synopsis (120 words for feature film/20 words for short).

Screening Media Type: DCP with a frame rate of 24

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

United States
Newport

Official website

newportbeachfilmfest.com

Contacts

Address:

2000 Quail Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660-1815
United States

Phone: 949-253-2880
Fax: 949-253-2881

Email: 
submissions@newportbeachfilmfest.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    August 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 28, 2018
  • Autumn Discount
    October 26, 2018
  • Thanksgiving Special
    November 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    December 21, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    January 25, 2019
  • Notifications
    March 20, 2019
  • Event dates
    25 April — 2 May 2019
Categories & Fees

A documentary film under 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Autumn Discount — $45
  • Thanksgiving Special — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Late Deadline — $75

Music Videos showcasing any genre of music that is less than 10 minutes can be submitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Autumn Discount — $20
  • Thanksgiving Special — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $20

The Youth Film Showcase offers young filmmakers 18 years and under an opportunity to showcase their films on the big screen. Films of all genres are accepted. Submissions must have a running time of 10 minutes or under.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Autumn Discount — $10
  • Thanksgiving Special — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $10

Filmmakers may submit an animated film 40 minutes or over.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Autumn Discount — $50
  • Thanksgiving Special — $65
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $85

Filmmakers may submit an animated short film, including Animation and Family short (Please see separate listing for Documentary short, Action Sports short). Must be under 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Autumn Discount — $45
  • Thanksgiving Special — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Late Deadline — $75

Filmmakers may submit a live action narrative short film, including Animation and Family short (Please see separate listing for Documentary short, Action Sports short). Must be under 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Autumn Discount — $45
  • Thanksgiving Special — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Late Deadline — $75

Filmmakers may submit a live action film 40 minutes or over. Please include one screenshot (4x5") of high quality (min 300dpi) with your submission. No posters, text on image or collages please.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Autumn Discount — $50
  • Thanksgiving Special — $65
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $85

documentary film 40 minutes or over.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Autumn Discount — $50
  • Thanksgiving Special — $65
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $85

Filmmakers may submit narrative and documentary action sports themed films that explore surfing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, motocross and other extreme sports (with a running time 40 minutes or more).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Autumn Discount — $50
  • Thanksgiving Special — $65
  • Regular Deadline — $75
  • Late Deadline — $85

Filmmakers may submit narrative and documentary action sports themed films that explore surfing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, motocross and other extreme sports (with a running time 40 minutes or less).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Autumn Discount — $45
  • Thanksgiving Special — $55
  • Regular Deadline — $65
  • Late Deadline — $75
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