Newport Beach Film Festival


Frank Lemperle, Director, Call for Entries & Interns, Volunteer Coordinator, Associate Business Management, Feature Programmer

Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Fall (usually October)

Deadline: July (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $65 for features (documentary, narrative, action sports, animation). $80 for shorts (documentary, narrative, action sports, animation). $20 for music videos. $10 for 18 and under student films.


Features, Shorts, Music Videos, Documentaries

Festival Season:



The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films. The Festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions, the festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.