The 2009 Newport Film Festival Schedule of Events
Please Note: All Festival after-parties and post-events are 21 and over. Must have valid picture ID, no exceptions!
Thursday, April 23rd
7:00pm: Opening Night Film Lymelife – Edwards Big Newport
10:00pm: Opening Night GALA – Bloomingdale's Courtyard Fashion Island, hosted bar by Absolut Vodka, Karl Straus beer, food provided by over 20 of Newport Beach’s finest restaurants, a Bloomingdales Fashion Show and a very special performance by Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity.
Friday, April 24th
Friday Showcase Screenings (7:30pm One Week, 7:45pm Stone of Destiny, 8:15pm Wake, 8:30 My Suicide)
10:00pm: PARTY hosted by LA/OC Weekly - at Land Rover, Newport Beach entertainment provided by DJ MomJeans
Saturday, April 25th
Centerpiece Films (7:30 pm Made for Each Other, 7:45pm Lightbulb, 8:00pm Dim Sum Funeral, 8:00pm A Quiet Little Marriage)
10:00pm: PARTY hosted by 944 Magazine – at Sports Club/LA in Irvine, guest DJ TBA
Sunday, April 26th
6:00 pm: No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos screening.
7:00pm: Latino Showcase (6:15pm Brazil – My Name Ain’t Johnny, 7:30pm Mexico – Rudo y Cursi, 8:30pm Chile - Lokas), followed by PARTY hosted by ALMA Magazine at Land Rover, Newport Beach
Monday, April 27th
7:30pm Australian Spotlight (Beautiful), followed by PARTY at CODE Restaurant and Lounge.
Asian Showcase (7:00pm Japan – Suspect X, 7:30pm Korea – Modern Boy, 7:45pm China – Dream Weavers), PARTY at Kimera Restaurant Lounge
Tuesday, April 28th
Swedish Spotlight (7:30pm Arn – The Knight Templar), followed by PARTY at Design Within Reach – Fashion Island
French Spotlight (7:30pm Seraphine), followed by PARTY at French 75 & Lignet Rose – Fashion Island
Wednesday, April 29th
1:00pm No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo & Vilmos screening.
Irish Spotlight (A Film With Me In It), followed by PARTY at Muldoon's Irish Pub
Italian Spotlight (Il Divo), followed by PARTY at Canaletto Ristorante – Fashion Island
Thursday, April 30th
Closing Night Film (500 Days of Summer)- Regency Lido Theater, followed by PARTY at Via Lido Plaza, entertainment by DJ EFO
Pass holder seating is limited. All pass holders will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
INDUSTRY SEMINARS (FREE)
“Vision & Craft: The Art of Filmmaking”
The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to present a series of FREE interactive panels that focus on the art of filmmaking. This free educational event will feature talented and distinguished film industry professionals. We invite you to attend but seating is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
9:00am – 11:00am: Film Music Composition Seminar
11:00am – 1:00pm: Screenwriting Seminar
1:00pm – 3:00pm: Directing Seminar
3:00pm – 5:00pm: Animation Seminar
The seminar series is FREE and open to the public. Check the Festival web site for updated panelist information.