Thursday, April 22, 2010

SDAFF at the Newport Beach Film Festival!

From Eric Lallana- SDAFF Programming Associate:

I am very excited and looking forward to the 11th Annual 2010 Newport Beach Film Festival. The wide variety of programs that from all around especially focusing on the topics like the Environment. What I find most impressive is the high quantity of Short Film programs especially with a good percentage from students. The additional backdrop of Fashion Island near the coastline makes for a perfect location for this festival. I am very anxious to get started and drive up the Interstate to meet and greet all of the hard working people behind the scenes plus look out for me walking around the Edwards Island Theaters with a huge smile on my face.

Celebrated as one of the leading film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival has evolved into a prestigious multicultural event, attracting over 51,000 attendees to Southern California. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a fresh and diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe.

Located along the pristine Orange County coastline, the Newport Beach Film Festival offers attendees an optimal setting to experience filmmaking at its best. With its action packed slate of film screenings, red carpet galas, international spotlights, nightly receptions, compelling conversations with filmmakers, fashion shows, music performances and industry seminars, the Newport Beach Film Festival has quickly gained recognition among filmmakers and audiences worldwide. The eleventh annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 22-29, 2010 and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.

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