Orange County's largest entertainment event will bring 350 films and nightly gala events to over 50,000 film fans.
Over 100 narrative and documentary features and almost 40 shorts programs. 50 countries. Take a bite out of our new Culinary film series, examine the world around you with our extensive collection of Documentary films, and get excited for our annual collection of Spotlight films from around the world. Explore all of the films you want to see at NBFF 2018 right now. Tickets and passes to the festival are now on sale.
OPENING NIGHT FILM - AMERICAN ANIMALS
The extraordinary and thrilling true story of four friends living an ordinary existence who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in US history. But not everything is as it seems, and as the daring theft unfolds through each of their perspectives, each of them start to question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives is simply a misguided attempt at achieving the American Dream.
OPENING NIGHT GALA:
Please join us for our Opening Night Gala under the stars in Fashion Island. Presented by Pacific Sales and hosted by Fashion Island. The Opening Night Gala will feature a hosted bar by Tito's Vodka, Tequila Herradura, and Lagunitas, with culinary tastings from Orange County's premiere restaurants, and an exclusive performance by Side Deal with the Pacific Symphony as well as dance act, Academy of Villains.
POST PARTY DETAILS:
START TIME: 10:00pm
LOCATION: Bloomingdales Courtyard
555 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Between Neiman Marcus and R&D Kitchen
COST: $225 for Film & Gala / $175 for Gala only
AGE:21+ For ALL Post Parties. ID Required, NO EXCEPTIONS
DRESS: Cocktail Attire Required. Outdoor event - coat or jacket recommended