2017 Newport Beach Film Festival Seeks Irish Film Submissions
The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) has announced its call for Entries for Irish films. The Festival will take place April 20 – 27, 2017 in the City of Newport Beach, located just south of Hollywood near Los Angeles.
Celebrated as one of the leading film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Southern California the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to a first-class international film selection, the Festival screens a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe.
In addition to Culture Ireland, the Festival partners with Irish film organisations including the Galway Film Fleadh, the Irish Film Institute, the Irish Film and TV Academy, the Richard Harris International Film Festival and the Irish Film Board.
The selected Irish films will be eligible for audience and Festival awards and the Festival will assist participating Irish filmmakers with outreach and promotion to various film industry executives and media.
The Festival has a strong history of presenting Irish films and engaged audiences interested in Irish cinema and culture. Past notable Irish films that screened at the Festival included Song’s for Amy, My Name is Emily, Life’s A Breeze, Gold, You’re Ugly Too and The O’Brien’s.
In order to qualify, films must have a completion date of 1 January 2016 or later and must not be available on the internet or broadcast nationally on cable or satellite television in the United States prior to the Festival screening in order to be eligible.
Details for 2017 NBFF Submissions:
Deadline for submissions is Friday, February 17, 2017
NBFF waiver code for Irish film submissions: IE2017
For more submission information, please visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com
PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED DIRECTLY TO THE NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL AND NOT CULTURE IRELAND
Closing Fate: 17 February 2017
Picture: My Name is Emily (Ireland, 2015) Dir: Simon Fitzmaurice. Screened as part of the 2016 Newport Beach Film Festival