2012 Newport Beach Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival
April 26th - May 5th, 2012
Newport Beach, CA

Held annually in beautiful Newport Beach, California, the Newport Beach Film Festival is a spectacular event dedicated to bringing Orange County the best in cinema from around the world. This festival showcases emerging talent as well as new works from popular filmmakers. Beyond watching the movies, there is also a variety of other activities available to participate in from meeting the filmmakers, attending industry parties and volunteering, all of which helps make this festival a successful event year after year.

2012 Newport Beach Film Festival

This year, the Newport Beach Film Festival is scheduled to take place from April 26 to May 3 and will feature 350 films from 40 different countries. Film genres will vary from documentaries to action films and range anywhere from 20 minutes long to over an hour. Though content varies wildly from film to film, there will be movies available for fans of all ages. The festival will also feature other special events, such as red carpet premieres, question and answer sessions for the filmmakers, gala celebrations, musical performances, fashion shows and more.

Film Genres at the Festival

The festival showcases films in several different categories. Plan your movie schedule ahead of time so you can be sure to catch all your must-see movies.  Use these category guides to help decide what showings you want to attend. Each has a feature film and a short film subcategory:

  • Documentary - These pictures are shown on a variety of subjects from the arts to human rights and political issues.
  • Action Sports - This category showcases documentaries as well as narratives about extreme sports.
  • Animation - In this track, any genre is accepted as long as the film is animated.
  • Family - This category shows narratives, documentaries, and animation pictures suitable for the whole family.

There is also a youth competition featuring short videos created by students 18 and under.

Festival Lodging

California man on beach at sunsetThe Newport Beach Film Festival is a great opportunity for those who enjoy the art of cinema or simply love watching movies to get more than their fill of movie watching. Not only will you be entertained throughout the duration of this event, but you will also be in close proximity to plenty of comfortable lodging options, exquisite dining and great beaches in the Newport Beach area.

If you’re planning to attend the event several different days, we recommend staying at a nearby Newport Beach vacation rental where you will find comfortable and affordable spaces featuring many standard amenities and more space than most hotels offer.

Visit Bayside Restaurant for a delicious seafood meal and live musical performances. Dine at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for exceptional food and a friendly atmosphere and complete your film vacation with a trip to the beach just blocks away from the festival.

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