NBFF announces their Automotive Short Film Competition

The Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) has announced their Automotive Short Film Competition. With the growing strength of the creator community online, there is a remarkable level of quality being achieved by passionate filmmakers all over the world who love cars, and the festival will be the first to celebrate this burgeoning shift in the sector.

NBFF has partnered with renowned creator Ant Anstead, who shares the same passion for great films. Anstead has hosted more than 25 TV shows with more than a decade in the industry. As an expert within the automotive space, he has written, produced and directed content that inspires fellow enthusiasts.

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NBFF Automotive Short Film Competition judges – (L-R): Sung Kang, Emilia Hartford, Ant Anstead and Dan Mace

“We are thrilled to partner with Ant (Anstead),” said Gregg Schwenk, CEO and executive director of NBFF. “His vast array of knowledge and expertise of the automotive landscape is a great addition to this segment of the festival.”

“Cars remain a mainstay in great films, and it’s no coincidence that a consistent number of car movies are made,” said Anstead. “Films with iconic car scenes are ones you just never forget.”

NBFF, together with Anstead, challenges filmmakers to create and submit their short films using the inspiration “For The Love Of Driving.” The rules are designed for creativity; your film can take any direction you wish. It can be documentary style or scripted, shot on film or phone. Each film must be at least one minute long, but no longer than six minutes. Exclusively for the automotive competition, content that has been previously shared can also be submitted. All content must be royalty-free for usage, including music.

The deadline for submissions is July 14, 2024, and a reduced submission fee has been applied to this category for $25.*

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“Films with iconic car scenes are ones you never forget,” said Ant Anstead, who is partnering with NBFF on this film competition

All content submitted is done so in the knowledge it may be used in a television show and online to help share and promote the artists. The 10 finalists must be able to attend the Film Festival in person on October 18, 2024, where the festival will showcase those 10 films along with a Q&A session with each creator and a panel of notable judges.

Automotive short films “For the Love of Driving” can be submitted here *A limited number of fee waivers are available based on economic hardship.

Recognized as one of the largest luxury lifestyle film festivals in the U.S., the Newport Beach Film Festival brings an internationally curated collection of films and vibrant cultural gatherings to the beautiful Southern California coast. Committed to championing the work of original storytellers from around the globe, the festival celebrates contemporary screen culture and cinematic excellence, engaging the community in compelling conversations with filmmakers and artists. The Newport Beach Film Festival is sponsored in part by UCI Health, Los Angeles Times, Visit Newport Beach, Fashion Island, KIA and the City of Newport Beach. For festival passes and tickets, visit www.newportbeachfilmfest.com.


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