See First 10 Years of Newport Beach Film Festival on TV

See First 10 Years of Newport Beach Film Festival on TV

The First Ten, which chronicles the first decade of the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), airs at noon Sunday on KOCE/Channel 50.

The video was created free of charge by the nonprofit Media Alliance of Orange County, whose member (and The First Ten producer) Jack Gallagher put out a call in February for festival footage and volunteers to help with shooting, editing and post production.

The alliance held an invitation-only screening of The First Ten in Orange Coast College's Forum Theatre on Wednesday. Among those taking part in a brief panel discussion afterward were Gallagher and Gregg Schwenk, the NBFF's executive director.

The First Ten is scheduled to repeat on KOCE at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday but not during the festival, which runs April 23-30.

In other festival-promoting hoopla, the NBFF, NEXT@theBarclay and the Costa Mesa restaurant Mesa host "An Evening With the Directors" Tuesday, April 21.

Indie film directors participating in the festival are honored at the invitation-only dinner. Among those scheduled to attend are Irvine's Sam Bozzo (Blue Gold: World Water Wars), Drake Doremus (Spooner), Brent Huff  (Cat City), Stephen Latty (The Drums Inside Your Chest) and Doug Pray (Art & Copy).

Proceeds benefit Next@Barclay and NBFF.


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