20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Call for Entries for Irish Cinema


The Largest Celebration of Irish Cinema on the West Coast Announces Last Call for Film Submissions

Calling Irish filmmakers!

The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is accepting film submissions for the Irish Spotlight. Your film could be featured in front of 55,000+ attendees and industry professionals! The final deadline is just around the corner, click here to submit your film using the access code: NBFF19UKIRE.

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 Newport Beach Film Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the largest celebration of Irish Cinema on the West Coast. Highlights include an Irish Spotlight event, IFTA accreditation, 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.  

The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Irish Cinema program is supported by Aer Lingus – LAX to DUB Direct, Culture Ireland, Tourism Ireland, The Irish Herald, Irish Arts & Entertainment, Irish Film and Television Academy, Irish Film Institute, Teeling Whiskey, Galway Film Fleadh, Irish America Magazine, The Irish Film Board, The Ireland Funds, Irish Pride Clothing, Irish Screen America, Richard Harris International Film Festival, Audi Dublin International Film Festival, Irish Fair Foundation and Muldoon’s Irish Pub.

2019 NBFF Submission Deadlines

Extended WAB Deadline: Friday, February 8th, 2019
UK & Ireland Deadline: Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Access Code: NBFF19UKIRE

For information or to submit a film, please visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com

Contact: Briana Koenke

About the Newport Film Festival

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.