20th anniversary of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch, and the kick off of Newport Beach Film Festival’s year-long celebration of its 20th anniversary. The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Orange County, showcasing a diverse collection of international studio and independent films from all film categories; embracing the passion, vision, and independent spirit of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers. The 20th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will take place from April 25th – May 2nd, 2019, presenting hundreds of films to over 50,000 attendees.
NBFF and Variety round out their First Annual Fall Honors Event, recognizing Robert Forster (What They Had) with the ICON Award, and Colman Domingo (If Beale Street Could Talk), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (upcoming All About Nina), and Topher Grace (BlacKkKlansman) with Artist of Distinction Awards. Photo by Joe Scarnici