ChopShop Partners With Newport Beach Film Festival for Action Sports Film Series
February 8, 2010 .... Irvine, Calif. ...ChopShop, the Irvine, CA based action sports and lifestyle production company, will join the Newport Beach Film Festival again this year as co-producers of the Action Sports Film Series. For the second consecutive year the Action Sports Film Series will be sponsored by FUEL TV and the Action Sports Group (ASG) - Surfing Magazine - and will take place during the week of the Newport Beach Film Festival (April 22-29, 2010) in Newport Beach, California.
The Action Sport Series will kick off on Friday, April 23 with a premiere screening and continue through the week featuring filmmaker receptions, Q&A sessions, panels and a juried awards presentation. Films will screen at the historic Regency Lido Theater and at Edwards Island Cinema, located in Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
The Action Sports Series takes audiences on outdoor adventures and cultural journeys around the world spotlighting independent filmmakers, athletes, visionaries, artists and designers who have shaped the Action Sports culture and captured its history with their innovation and creativity. The film competition is open to U.S. and international filmmakers who may enter feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films.
The Newport Beach Film Festival is proud to continue its tradition of presenting the ultimate in cutting edge action sports cinema from around the globe. Past NBFF films include Street Dreams, Waveriders, Echo Beach, Step into Liquid, Riding Giants, Dogtown and Z-Boys, Dust to Glory, Let It Ride, Sliding Liberia, Under the SunIslands in the Stream, Stoked, Zen & Zero, Klunkerz, Chasing the Horizon, Adrenaline Hunters, Monster Thursday and Wassup Rockers.
Seeking to raise awareness of environmental and social issues through cinema, the Festival welcomes the Surfrider Foundation as the designated community outreach partner fort the Action Sports Film Series. The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's oceans, waves and beaches for all people, through conservation, activism, research and education.
Filmmakers interested in entering can contact ChopShop at 949.838.0355 or Leslie Feibleman at the Newport Beach Film Festival, 949.253.2880 or visit www.nbffaction.com.
Editors Contact: Marie Case, 949.721.8422
Orange County-based ChopShop is a film and video production company that specializes in creating content for the action sports market. Their clients include FUEL TV, Red Bull, Sole Technology, DC Shoes, IASC, Taco Bell and Boost Mobile. The ChopShop team of professionals takes projects from concept to completion for airing on broadcast, cable, online, cell phone, iPod, events, or DVD.
ABOUT The Newport Beach Film Festival
Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. 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 diverse collection of studio and independent films from around the globe. The tenth annual Newport Beach Film Festival runs April 22-29, 2009 and will spotlight over 350 films from around the world.