NEWPORT BEACH, CA (February 12, 2019) – The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces its last call for UK film submissions of all genres.

The Newport Beach Film Festival (April 25th – May 2nd, 2019) will celebrate 20 years of partnering with the UK film industry with a special UK Spotlight to take place opening weekend.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 07: (L-R) Gregg Schwenk, Jenelle Riley, Fionn Whitehead, Joivan Wade, Jessica Swale, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Rhianne Barreto, Paapa Essiedu, Raffey Cassidy, Gary Sherwin and Todd Quartararo attend the Fifth annual Newport Beach Film Festival UK Honours at The Langham Hotel on February 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Newport Beach & Company)

The 20th Anniversary celebration promises to be bigger and better than ever. Highlights include red carpet premieres, engaging networking opportunities, UK film screenings, industry seminars, incredible nightly gala events, and filmmaking receptions.

This past week NBFF hosted its Fifth Annual UK Honors event partnered with Variety to recognize UK talent at the Langham in London on February 7th, 2019. Honorees included Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, Lesley Manville, Rob Brydon, Lily Cole, as well as the film Stan & Ollie, new talent, and more.
Film submissions can be sent directly through the NBFF Website and FilmFreeway.

Upcoming Submission Deadlines

UK & Ireland Deadline: Friday, February 22nd, 2019


Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring the best of the world’s classic and contemporary filmmaking to Southern California. Committed to enlightening the public with a world-class international film program, the Newport Beach Film Festival ranks within the top two percent best-reviewed events out of more than 5,000 festivals listed on FilmFreeway. The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival takes place April 25th – May 2nd, 2019, and will showcase over 300 films to an audience of more than 55,000 attendees.

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