Art & Culture

Published on October 14th, 2023 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


24th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival: Let’s Go!

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, we’ve got a fantastic opportunity for you. The 24th annual Newport Beach Film Festival is running now, from October 12th to 19th, 2023. And we’re proud to partner with this amazing film festival to make your experience even more incredible.

All you have to do is use the discount code “French2023” when you purchase your ticket, and you’ll enjoy a $5 discount – just our way of making sure you have a truly exceptional time at the festival.

Photo Credit: NBFF French Spotlight

Here’s How to Grab Your Tickets:

Getting your tickets for the Newport Beach Film Festival and checking out the full schedule is a breeze. Just click HERE, and you’ll be on your way to a world of cinematic brilliance.

Film Highlight: “Mr. Blake at Your Service/Complètement Cramé!”

The Film Festival is particularly thrilled to showcase the screening of “Mr. Blake at Your Service/Complètement Cramé!” This gem is directed by Gilles Legardinier, one of the most widely read French authors and a gifted screenwriter. You’ll be delighted to know that his work has been published in over twenty-five countries, with over 6 million copies of his books sold worldwide. And now, he’s bringing his books to life on the big screen.

Photo Credit: NBFF French Spotlight

Event Details:

6:45 PM: Red carpet at Starlight Triangle Films
7:45 PM: Screening of “Mr. Blake at Your Service/Complètement Cramé!”
9:30 PM: European After Party at Time Night Club with an open bar, free food, live entertainment, and music.

Header Photo Credit: QVEVRI TBILISI

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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