Volume 8, Issue 77  |  September 26, 2023SubscribeAdvertise

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Newport Beach Film Festival seeks volunteer reviewers, so cinema buffs…here’s your chance

The 2023 Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) takes place October 12-19. NBFF is seeking volunteer reviewers, as they rely on these volunteers to watch and score films they select, which is projected to be more than 2,000 films this year.

The reviewing cycle has begun and continues through July. The NBFF provides a reviewer’s manual and instructions for using the Eventival system, where the films are housed for review.

Newport Beach Film Festival moviegoers

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Volunteer reviewers will watch and score films from the projected 2,000+ available for viewing for the 2023 Newport Beach Film Festival

Being a reviewer allows you to watch and score movies remotely, from any device. They request reviewers watch at least five hours of films per month.

Dorothy Kraus is the NBFF reviewer coordinator, who provides support by email or phone. Once the volunteer application is approved, the reviewer creates a personal Eventival account. From here, films are selected to watch and score.

Scoring criteria includes cinematography, acting, directing, editing, production and story.

Being a volunteer reviewer is important to the overall movie selection process, and as such, the NBFF is thankful for their reviewers’ time and effort. Go to the NBFF website at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com and select “Participant” then “Reviewer.” From there you’re directed to the Eventival Visitor page. Follow the instructions for creating an account and completing your Reviewer Application.

You can also email Dorothy Kraus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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