The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announces a Call for Entries for Irish Cinema. From April 25 – May 2, 2019, the NBFF will celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a special Irish spotlight to take place on Sunday, April 28th. The Festival features 55,000+ attendees, red carpet premieres, nightly galas, filmmaker Q&A sessions and engaging networking opportunities.

The NBFF will celebrate its 20th edition with the largest celebration of Irish Cinema on the West Coast. Highlights include an Irish Spotlight event, screenings of Irish feature-length narrative, documentary, short and animated films, along with the participation of Irish filmmakers, actors, musical performers, culinary brands and film industry organizations.

We are tremendously excited for the 20th Anniversary of the Festival and the Irish Showcase, we encourage all Irish Filmmakers to enter their films and become part of the largest celebration of Irish Film and creativity in the Western United States,” says Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

2019 NBFF Submission Deadlines:

Thanksgiving Deadline: Friday, November 30th, 2018

Regular Deadline: Friday, December 21st, 2018

Late Deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2019

UK & Ireland Deadline: Friday, March 1st, 2019

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