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Newport Beach Film Festival Student Submissions

Dear Student Filmmakers,

The 2018 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) is now open for film submissions! They are looking to help students promote their vision and creativity within the industry. The Festival (April 26th – May 3rd, 2018) is providing students with a special discounted $20.00 submission fee and encourages students to submit their latest works to the internationally recognized event.

Each year over 55,000 attendees come to discover and celebrate new cinema at the week-long festival. The Newport Beach Film Festival showcases over 350 films from more than 50 different countries and attracts a diverse audience of filmmakers and creatives from around the globe. As one of the largest film events in Southern California, the festival provides ample opportunity for filmmakers of all scale to network with top industry executives, sales agents, major film distributors, and fellow filmmakers.

Please submit your short or feature film directly to NBFF here (must include a valid student ID with submission)


Submissions Open  08/1/17  

Early Bird Deadline 9/29/17  

Autumn Deadline 10/27/17 

Thanksgiving Deadline 11/30/17 

Regular Deadline 12/29/17 

Late Deadline 1/26/18 

If you have any questions, feel free to email



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