Newport Beach Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Newport Beach Film Festival
SINCE: 1999
WHERE: Newport Beach, California, USA
WEBSITE: www.facebook.com/newportbeachfilmfest
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.

Newport Beach Film Festival Announces 2011 Award Winners; ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings’ Wins Top Jury Prize

Newport Beach Film Festival Announces 2011 Award Winners; ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings’ Wins Top Jury Prize

Jonathan Sobol’s feature-length writing-directing debut ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Endings’ was the big winner at the 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival winning multiple awards including the top prize Jury Award for Best Feature Film. The film follows the three eldest sons (Scott Caan, Paul Costanzo and Jason Jones) of a career gambler (Harvey Keitel) and how they each respond to his death. Oren Kaplan’s “Hamill’ a true story based on the life of deaf UFC […]

Newport Beach Film Festival announced its 2011 Action Sports Film Series

Newport Beach Film Festival announced its 2011 Action Sports Film Series

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announced its 2011 Action Sports Film Series (ASFS), that will take place during the week of the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 28 – May 5, 2011) in Orange County, CA.

The NBFF Action Sports Film Series will spotlight 23 films from around the world. The Action Sports Film Series will celebrate athletes pushing the limits in some of the world’s most challenging and spectacular outdoor playgrounds and give filmgoers an opportunity to experience breathtaking cinematography, cultural journeys, in-depth portrayals and compelling stories that explore the physical, emotional, historical and spiritual realms of surfing, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, stand up paddle boarding, cycling and motocross.

2011 Newport Beach Film Festival to Close with A Beginner’s Guide to Endings starring Harvey Keitel

2011 Newport Beach Film Festival to Close with A Beginner’s Guide to Endings starring Harvey Keitel

The 2011 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will end its eight-day run with A Beginner’s Guide to Endings on Thursday, May 5, 2011. Written and directed by Jonathan Sobol, A Beginner’s Guide to Endings follows three brothers as they set off to rectify a lifetime of mistakes after learning they only have a few days left to live.  Duke White (Harvey Keitel) has not been an ideal father to his five boys. An inveterate gambler […]

World Premiere of “EAST FIFTH BLISS” to Kick Off 12th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

World Premiere of “EAST FIFTH BLISS” to Kick Off 12th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

The 12th annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) scheduled to run from April 28th – May 5th, 2011 will open with the World Premiere of EAST FIFTH BLISS.  EAST FIFTH BLISS stars Golden Globe® winner Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Lucy Liu (Charlie’s Angels), Academy Award® nominee Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), Chris Messina (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), Brad William Henke (Choke) and Sarah Shahi (Fairly Legal). EAST FIFTH BLISS (2011, […]