The 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will present its UK Celebration takes place on April 25 followed by an Australian Spotlight on April 28.

The UK event will feature the regional premieres of Amma Asante’s period drama Belle, Stuart Murdoch’s musical God Help The Girl and Amit Gupta’s comedy Jadoo, followed by a UK Gala.

The Gala is a signature event of BritWeek – OC and is hosted by Jaguar Land Rover Newport Beach and Ted Baker London.

The Australian Spotlight on April 28 will feature the West Coast Premiere of Mark Lamprell’s feelgood film Goddess, followed by a festive Pacific Rim Gala.

“The Newport Beach Film Festival is extremely proud to showcase the very best in contemporary UK cinema,” said Newport Beach Film Festival CEO Gregg Schwenk. We are thrilled to partner with Ted Baker London and BritWeek and celebrate UK films and filmmakers,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.”

“The festival continues a proud tradition of presenting the very best in Australian Cinema,” said Schwenk. “Goddess is a wonderful, crowd-pleasing film. The directing, acting and musical score make it a must see for 2014.”

The 15th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival is set to run from April 24-May 1 and will screen more than 300 films.

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