* Thursday, March 29 - April 5, 2001. Newport Beach, California, U.S.A.
The Newport Beach Film Festival will spotlight films from around the world including features, shorts, documentaries and animation that will compete for a series of awards including the Jury Award, Audience Award and Director's Award. In addition to film screenings, the festival will host several premiere galas, an industry seminar series, yacht parties and question and answer sessions with filmmakers. This year the festival will screen Shoji Kawamoris ESCAFLOWNE THE MOVIE: A GIRL IN GAIA, which follows the adventures of a young high-school student who travels to a strange world in a struggle over a legendary suit of dragon armor. The film will be presented in Japanese with English subtitles, courtesy of Bandai Entertainment. For more information contact the Newport Beach Film Festival at: 4540 Campus Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660, U.S.A.; Tel.: (949) 253-2880; Fax: (949) 253-2881; E-mail: email@example.com; or Web: www.NewportBeachFilmFest.com.