This year's Oscars are over, but California's film festival season is just getting started. Spring means silver screen magic in Orange County, where the 14th annual Newport Beach Film Festival happens from April 25 to May 2. The eight-day event takes place in 15 venues around town and spotlights 300 films from 40 countries. The San Francisco International Film Festival kicks off on April 25, as well, showing nearly 300 movies in 41 languages. Some 200 filmmakers participate in the 15-day affair.
Several upcoming events in Sacramento also toast French, Jewish and Japanese films, as well as other feature productions.