April 19, 2017
 Posted by Thien A. Pham

First-Ever Vietnamese Film in Newport Beach Film Festival’s Pacific Rim Showcase



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For the first time ever, the 18th annual Newport Beach Film Festival will include a Vietnamese film as part of its Pacific Rim Showcase. Co-presented by Sunrise Seagull Productions, the Vietnamese Spotlight film, The Diary of Fireflies (Cho Em Gần Anh Thêm Chút Nữa), makes its North America premiere during the festival, marking a milestone accomplishment in bringing Vietnamese cinema to a wider audience.

Huntington Beach, California (April 17, 2017) – Marking a first-ever for the Newport Beach Film Festival, this year’s Pacific Rim Showcase will include a Vietnamese Spotflight film that is co- presented with Sunrise Seagull Productions. The Diary of Fireflies (Cho Em Gần Anh Thêm Chút Nữa) stars Vietnam’s 2016 Golden Kite Best Actress award winner Jun Vũ and up-and- coming actor Võ Đình Hiếu in the lead roles, as well as top comedians Quang Minh, Hồng Đào and Chí Tài.

“Vietnamese filmmaking is enjoying exponential growth and we want to be able to share with the wider audience the quality and depth of Vietnamese cinema. This opportunity to partner with the Newport Beach Film Festival to bring the first-ever Vietnamese Spotlight film to the festival has been a rewarding experience for our team, knowing this is an accomplishment for our community,” said Thien A. Pham, President of Sunrise Seagull Productions.

“We are extremely proud to highlight the strong talent and creativity at the 2017 Pacific Rim Showcase. The Festival is excited to partner with Sunrise Seagull Productions on our first Vietnamese Spotlight,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival.

As one of Orange County’s largest and leading entertainment event, this year’s festival will bring over 350 films and nightly gala events to over 50,000 film fans from April 20 through April 27, 2017.

The Vietnamese Spotlight film will screen on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:30pm at Island Cinema in Newport Beach, California. Lead actors Jun Vũ and Võ Đình Hiếu are scheduled to appear at the red carpet prior to the screening, as well as take part in the Q&A session after the screening.

For more information about the film and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/diary-fireflies-cho-em-gan-anh-chut-nua-vietnamese-spotlight/
About Sunrise Seagull Productions:

Sunrise Seagull® Productions is an international sales, distribution and media production company advocating diversity in film and media. The company specializes in bringing film and media content with strong diversity, family, and cultural themes to the worldwide audience. Sunrise Seagull Productions represents underserved content producers and champions the diverse, independent spirit.

About Newport Beach Film Festival:

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 as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.


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