Newport Beach Film Festival Features Fabulous Films, Full Slate of Parties and More, Now thru 5/1
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (http://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com) brings the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Newport Beach for eight spectacular days, today, April 24 - May 1, 2014.
In 2014, the Newport Beach Film Festival will showcase more than 300 films from 40 countries, and will host more than 50,000 attendees during the eight-day event. In addition, the Festival will host celebrity-studded red carpet galas, nightly special events, compelling conversations with filmmakers, international spotlights, and seminars. The Festival also offers filmgoers unique opportunities to mingle with celebrities, filmmakers from around the globe, and film industry professionals - all in the spectacular seaside setting of Newport Beach.
The Newport Beach Film Festival will kick off on Thursday, April 24, with an Opening Night film starting at 7:30pm at the Edwards Big Newport. VIP's and guests will have a chance to walk the red carpet prior to the film. The Opening Night Gala at Fashion Island, starting at 10pm, is sponsored by Esquire magazine this year and will feature a live performance and a taste of Newport Beach with light bites from some of the most regarded restaurants.
"The 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will be one of the strongest film festivals yet," says Gregg Schwenk, CEO, Executive Director, and Founder of the Newport Beach Film Festival. "We are thrilled to be the largest Festival in Southern California and to be able to spotlight international films in the world-class setting of Newport Beach, California."
This year's events will include a special presentation of British themed films to coincide with BritWeek Orange County on April 25th that will culminate in a fabulous after-party, starting at 10pm, at the Jaguar/Land Rover Dealership in Newport Beach that will include a Ted Baker London Fashion Show.
In addition, other compelling film genres will "star" at the Newport Beach Film Festival this year, including action sports, environmental, family, youth, collegiate, and more.
"Newport Beach is proud to be the home of the Newport Beach Film Festival," says Vicki Higgins, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Newport Beach & Company, the destination marketing organization for the City of Newport Beach. "We are thrilled that locals and visitors alike will have the opportunity to celebrate the art of film for eight days in our beautiful corner of the world, where they also can indulge in some of the globe's best shopping, dining, sightseeing, and recreation."
Several of Newport Beach's renowned hotels and resorts also are rolling out the "red carpet" for Newport Beach Film Festival-goers, with exciting accommodations packages tailor-made for fans of film and fun.