And though Schwenk downplays it a bit, NBFF has made a few smart decisions that capitalize on films with local appeal.
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We are extremely proud to announce the films for the 7th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival," said Gregg Schwenk, Executive Director, NBFF.
Immediately following the screening, the NBFF will host its Opening Night Gala at the Fashion Island Courtyard (401 Newport Center Drive) sponsored by Jaguar & Land Rover and Level Vodka, and featuring cuisine from more than a dozen of Newport Beach's finest restaurants.
Other NBFF highlights include: live music performances; in-depth Seminar and Symposium series exploring the world of filmmaking through the eyes of recognized film industry professionals; a Youth Series presented by Volcom; an Action Sports Film Series presented by Oakley; and Japanese, Spanish, French, Korean, Mexican and Irish spotlight events.