your Insiders Guide
to the 2013
Newport Beach Film
Festival, with Special Ticket
deals, inside information, schedules, suggested attire,
and a commentary or two. Special Deals on Tickets - see information
Between April 25
- May 2, the 2013 Newport
Beach Film Festival will showcase more than 350 films from
around the world, offering an ambitious and international selection of
features, shorts, documentaries and animation that will compete for
and Audience awards. This Festival has grown steadily in
has reached international acclaim and recognition. This year
film series, collegiate showcase, & a youth film showcase.
Now in its 14th year, the
Festival is proud to treat its
audience to World and U.S.
premieres, Academy Award entries, Sundance Selections, a Spotlight
Children's Festival, from both the independent and studio worlds. With
submissions from Asia, Europe, South/Central America and Africa,
classic and contemporary filmmaking
will provide a unique mix of genre and culture. As a result,
Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition both from filmmakers
audiences, and is expected to attract more than 55,000 cinephiles in
This year the films will be shown in the newly renovated Island Theaters in
Fashion Island and several other locations, including the Starlight Cinemas at Triangle
Square in Costa Mesa, Big
Newport Theaters and the Lido Regency Theater
on Via Lido. Check the listings carefully for the exact
location of films and events. Here's a MAP
parties and social mixers surrounding a variety of these events and
- get to rub elbows with the artists and fellow movie buffs.
volunteers and sponsors, too, and lots of them... it takes over 300
make this work. The schedule of all that goes on is available
on their website www.newportbeachfilmfest.com For more
please call their office at (949) 253-2880.
OPENING NIGHT: BROADWAY IDIOT
Thursday, April 25th
Red Carpet 6:30pm Film Showing 7:30pm
over four years with rare access behind the curtain, this film gives
you a front row seat as Billie Joe Armstrong, the lead singer of the
world famous band Green Day, ventures from rock and roll into the
strange world of Broadway. It is not just Green Day's mega hit album -
American Idiot- that is transformed in the process - Billie Joe is too.
American Idiot debuted to great success, winning two Tony Awards and has
now been taken on the road around the world. This is a journey from a
Green Day concert at Madison Square Garden to the Great White Way - only
ten blocks away, but worlds apart. Will Broadway, or Billie Joe, ever
be the same?
Please join us after the West Coast Premiere screening for a gala
reception under the stars in Fashion Island, hosted by Fashion Island
and Esquire Magazine. The Opening Night Gala will feature hosted bar by
Absolut and Stella Artois, culinary tastings from 40 of Orange County's
premiere Restaurants, and select entertainment featuring a special
performance by American Idol star Taylor Hicks. Hicks will bring his
unique sound of southern soul, R & B, and country and blues to the
stage to help kick off the Festival.
PRICE: $175 Film and Gala Only/ $100 Gala Only. AGE: 21+ See Ticket deals below
DRESS: Cocktail attire strongly encouraged / Outdoor event - coat or jacket recommended
Here's a few of the Stars who
are confirmed to attend on Opening Night. Many more will
confirm before the Opening:
Billy Joe Armstrong - Lead Singer band Green Day
Performing - American Idol singer Taylor Hicks
Simon Helberg- Big Bang Theory
Jean Claude Van Damme
Jim O'Heir - Parks and Recreation
for the Newport Beach Film Festival website, and for Tickets.
Here for the Program
of all the Films and activities Click
Here for Festival Genius
Here for our printable schedule of the Showcase
Parties held each
Click Here for the Opening Night
Release with background information
Click Here for the background
story on World Premieres, Seminars and Nightly Events
and Blog postings about the NBFF abound -- Click Here and Click Here and Click
Here and Click Here and Click Here and Click Here and Click Here ...
and Watch here
for News Articles
the Newport Beach Film Festival Facebook Page
Special Hot Deal: We are part of
the Publicity Team for the NBFF, and extend a special deal to
readers: The Opening Night screening of Broadway Idiot
with the Red
Carpet entry and all the Stars who attend -- and afterwards
huge Opening Night Party with all the Filmmakers
and Talent, hosted
by Fashion Island, Esquire Magazine, Absolut and Stella Artois.
$175 for the Film and Party, but our special rate is only $125 !!! 40+ local
Restaurants provide complimentary food, and an open bar all night....
Opening Party is one of the premiere events in Newport Beach
each year, take advantage of
this deal and don't miss it!!! Click Here
for the Opening Night Ticketing Page,
use Special Code
"BestOC" at checkout. Expired
All Access Pass or All-Day Pass
- Amazon Local running a deal until Thursday 4/25 Night. Get
day all everything Access, normally
$72 for only $36 - all films and
nightly party for that one day. Or pop for the All Access
for the whole week, normally $500 but on this deal 50% off - only $250.
Click Here for all the info. Expired
If you want want to roll high and see
everything; all the Movies, Events and Parties for the entire Festival
are yours with an All-Access Pass, usually $500 but
a $100 discount by using
~ An even
better deal for Opening Night:
Goldstar has a deal for the Film & Party for only
$95.50 with all fees. Click
Here for the info. Expired
+ Tickets for Two: Living Social has a promo for
a room at the Fairmont and two Day Passes to the Festival for $190.
Click Here for the info.
Also, several Hotel Packages are offered by Visit Newport
Beach, Click Here for the info.
~ Mon/Tues/Wed Films and Showcase Party: Goldstar has a 50% off deal, normally $40 per ticket only $20 for each Show+Party. Click Here for the info.
Sunday Night Irish Showcase: Use
at checkout for a $5 discount.
~ Monday Night Pacific Rim Showcase: Use code AOFNBFF
or NBFFASN at checkout for a $5
Tuesday Night European Showcase: Use code NBFFIT13
at checkout for a $5 discount.
Wednesday Night Latino Showcase: Use code NBFFLT13 at checkout
for a $5 discount.
Here for More
Ticket Deals - Deals come and go quickly, jump on
some Additional NBFF information and Commentary:
The Opening Night Film and Party is offered as Cocktail
Attire. Some will dress in Formal Attire, but the
wear dressy casual/cocktail attire. The Party afterwards is
outside, in the
Fashion Island Bloomie's Courtyard - watch the weather and dress warm.
- The Opening Gala and all the
after-parties start after the Films finish, and go until late.
Many of the Film people are here for the week, so they carry
on until the food and liquor expire.
- You must buy tickets for each of the
Parties ahead of time - as far as we know, no tix will be sold at the
door, although that changes nightly. All of the Tickets are
at Will Call, bring your receipts.
- Food and liquor are included at each of
the parties. Liquor is always plentiful, sometimes food not
- All the Parties this year
are outside - watch the weather and dress warmly.
- Get your Tickets ahead of time.
The NBFF folks are mostly volunteers and they will do their
best to keep everything in order. Tickets for the Films are generally available at the Theaters, if they are not sold out.
- You never know who you might see and
talk to here -- people from every facet and level of the Film business
attend. From the struggling filmmaker who sold his car to
make his dream, to the Hollywood mogul, and finance and production and
costumery and of course the fans, rabid and casual... all are here.
on the Night Time Showcase Parties
for our printable schedule of the nightly Showcase Parties. Movies
usually start 7:30, Parties start at 9:30-10:00pm each night.
Tickets for most are $40 for Movie and Party, or $30 for
alone. See Special Hot Deals
Opening Thursday Night
- Rocks !!
Red Carpet runway
before the movie, and lots of A and B list Hollywood show up.
Party afterwards is a scene, outside with 30-some restaurants
and lots of mingling. This year features a show by American
Idol winner Taylor Hicks
Red Carpet arrivals start
about 6:30pm, Movie starts at about 7:45, Party starts about 9:30pm.
for the Opening Night Ticketing Page.
- Outside around the Lido Theater on Via Lido, lots
of Restaurants and DJ music and drinks. Open Bar. Click
for info and tix on the three Films for
Night Showcase and Party. Also, the after-after
Party is at Sutra
Nightclub in The
Triangle, show your stub or wristband and get in anytime,
no cover charge. Dancing and world-class DJ's at Sutra only
Website Click Here
- BIG event, inside and outside at Equinox
Might get 2,000 people to this one. More dressy
attire, indoors/mostly outdoors. Equinox
get in free, and can bring one guest... but you must reserve by Friday
Call or stop by the desk at Equinox. Click
Saturday Night Centerpiece lineup and Tickets. Also, the after-after
Party is at X-Ten
Nightclub, show your stub or wristband and get in anytime,
no cover charge. Dancing and hot crowd at X-Ten.
Website Click Here
Irish Showcase, with the after party at
Fashion Island by the Big Newport Theater. Click Here for the Irish Showcase.
Pacific Rim Showcase, films from Asia and Australia. Outside by the Koi Pond in Fashion Island.
Lots of mingling, food, liquor.
Dress warm. Click
for lineup and Tickets.
Night- European Films Showcase, with the after
party by the "Spouting Fountain" in
Fashion Island. Click
Here for European lineup and Tickets.
- Latino Film
Showcase. Party is outside around the corner from the "Spouting Fountain" in Fashion Island.
Lots of mingling, food, liquor.
Dress warm. Click
Here for lineup and Tickets.
5/3 Closing Party
Showing "The Way, Way Back" at the Lido, then the Party around the Via
Lido Theater on the
Newport Peninsula. 600-800 people. Live DJ's and
music/dancing, Fashion Show, VIP Lounge. Outside. Multiple
restaurants and open bars, all included. Goes until late. Click
for Tickets. This sells out way in advance every year, get your tickets
Comments, questions, additions: email NBFF@bestOCevents.com