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Submit your film to Newport Beach Film Fest SoCal’s largest cinema event!


Join us in celebrating our 24th Anniversary!


The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is now open for 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 – October 19, 2023 throughout Newport Beach and Orange County, the Festival will screen an international slate of over 300 films, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films.

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 the following: 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 our free Seminar Series.


Spring Deadline: March 31, 2023

Feature - $75

Short - $60

Students - $25 (Use college student submission)

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Founded in 1999, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 53,000 attendees to Orange County. Screening over 300 films in eight days, NBFF prides itself on bringing the best in new, local, international and critically acclaimed cinema to Newport Beach. NBFF offers a variety of events for filmmakers to network, which includes: Premiere Galas, International Showcases and Post-parties, Family Film series, Youth Film Showcase, UK Film and Fashion, Action Sports Film series, Disney Screening, Free Industry Seminar Series, and Collegiate Film Program. Newport Beach Film Festival is sponsored by The City of Newport Beach.


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