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NBFF Features Program 2017-2020

As Senior Programming Coordinator for the Newport Beach Film Festival's Features Program, I curated and oversaw the selection process of over 350 narrative and documentary films, ensuring a diverse and compelling lineup that reflected the festival's brand.


Collaborating closely with filmmakers, distributors, and industry professionals, I evaluated submissions, negotiated screening rights, and orchestrated the scheduling of screenings and Q&A sessions.


With a keen eye for storytelling and artistic innovation, I had the privilege of presenting both emerging talent and well-established voices within the industry. All of this helped create an engaging cinematic experience for both audiences and filmmakers in attendance.

The Tony Alva Story (2019)

In partnership with Vans, I had the honor of programming and moderating this 2019 documentary on legendary skateboarder and original Z-Boy Tony Alva. This packed screening at the Lido Theater was followed by an unforgettable Q&A with Tony Alva, and directors Rick Charnoski and Coan "Buddy" Nichols. 


Michael Inside (2018) 

An 18-year-old man living in a Dublin housing estate with his grandfather is caught holding drugs for his friend's older brother and is sentenced to 3 months in prison. This Irish Spotlight won the Audience Award for Best Director, Frank Berry. 


Zen Dog (2017)

One of the first films I ever programmed is still, to this day, one of my favorites. Directed by Rick Darge, Zen Dog tells the story of a man trapped by daily routine who begins experiencing complete freedom by dreaming himself across the country in a psychedelic Volkswagen with the guiding words of philosopher Alan Watts.

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