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13th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival to Showcase an Exclusive Screening of Australian Cinema

Festival Will Spotlight the West Coast Premiere of the Film Swerve

Newport Beach, CA, April 19, 2012 --( On Monday, April 30th, 2012 the 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will present its Australian Spotlight, an evening celebration of Australian cinema and culture. The event will feature the West Coast Premiere of the award-winning film, Swerve, followed by a festive post screening gala.

Swerve is an action-packed thriller following Colin (David Lyons), as he tries to do the right thing with a suitcase full of cash that he finds after a car crash. “The Festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in Australian Cinema. Swerve is a Hitchcockian style thriller that keeps you guessing from the opening scene – smart directing and great acting make this a must see of 2012,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

The Spotlight film will screen on Monday April 30, 2012 – 8:00pm at the Regency Lido Theater (3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach, CA 92663). The post-screening celebration will take place at the Pacific Rim gala in the center of Fashion Island. The evening will include 12 top restaurants serving signature tastings, multiple DJs and live entertainment. Fashion Island retail partners, Lucky Brand and Z Gallerie will offer special in-store promotions and entertainment.

About The Newport Beach Film Festival

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 52,000 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 13th annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 26th - May 3rd, 2012 and will spotlight over 450 films from around the world.

Festival Contact:

Cory Ceizler
Quartararo & Associates (Q&A)
(818) 497-7750

Australian Spotlight Event Contact:

Emma Osterkamp
(714) 745-9465
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Newport Beach Film Festival
Emma Osterkamp
(714) 745-9465

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