17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

Newport Beach Film Festival 2016

17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to showcase an exclusive screening of Swedish cinema

On Tuesday April 26th, 2016 the 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival in Orange County, California, will present its Swedish Spotlight, an evening celebration of Swedish cinema and culture. The event will feature a screening of a highly acclaimed Swedish film followed by a festive post-screening gala at Design Within Reach at SOCO. 


“The Festival continues a strong tradition of presenting the very best in Swedish cinema. We are tremendously excited to host our 5th annual Swedish Spotlight. The robust support and enthusiasm from the Swedish community have made this event one of the key highlights at the Festival,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival. 

The Spotlight film will screen on Tuesday evening, April 26th at Starlight Triangle Cinemas (1870 Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa, CA 92627). Tuesday’s post-screening celebration will take place at 10:00 p.m. at Design Within Reach - SOCO (3303 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626). 


The event will include select tastings from top Orange County restaurants, traditional entertainment as well as multiple DJs. Hosted bar by Stella Artois Beer, Rémy Cointreau and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The evening will also include a special performance by The Ruby Karen Project and Orange County Aerial Arts

The Swedish Spotlight is supported by PBS SoCal, Design Within Reach - SOCO, The Consulate of Sweden – San Diego, The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – Los Angeles, The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce – San Diego, Swedish Press, VASA – Southern California and SWEA Orange County and SWEA Los Angeles

Admission to the Swedish Spotlight film and the post-screening party is $45.00. 

Post-screening party only is $25.00. 

For ticket and film information and updates visit www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com 


About The Newport Beach Film Festival 

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program, a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the NBFF focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The 17th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 21st – April 28th and will spotlight over 300 films from around the world. 

Festival Contact

Cory Ransom

Quartararo & Associates (Q&A)


(818) 497-7750 

Swedish Spotlight Event Contact 

Name: Vy Ho 

Email: vyho.91@gmail.com / vho210@csu.fullerton.edu 

Phone: (714) 854-4781 

Photo credits: The Newport Beach Film Festival