See First 10 Years of Newport Beach Film Festival on TV

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The First Ten, which chronicles the first decade of the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF), airs at noon Sunday on KOCE/Channel 50.
 
The video was created free of charge by the nonprofit Media Alliance of Orange County, whose member (and The First Ten producer) Jack Gallagher put out a call in February for festival footage and volunteers to help with shooting, editing and post production.

The alliance held an invitation-only screening of The First Ten in Orange Coast College's Forum Theatre on Wednesday. Among those taking part in a brief panel discussion afterward were Gallagher and Gregg Schwenk, the NBFF's executive director.

The First Ten is scheduled to repeat on KOCE at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday but not during the festival, which runs April 23-30.

In other festival-promoting hoopla, the NBFF, NEXT@theBarclay and the Costa Mesa restaurant Mesa host "An Evening With the Directors" Tuesday, April 21.

Indie film directors participating in the festival are honored at the invitation-only dinner. Among those scheduled to attend are Irvine's Sam Bozzo (Blue Gold: World Water Wars), Drake Doremus (Spooner), Brent Huff  (Cat City), Stephen Latty (The Drums Inside Your Chest) and Doug Pray (Art & Copy).
 
Proceeds benefit Next@Barclay and NBFF.
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