New Media Film Festival

NewMediaFF // New Media Film Festival

9th edition

Jun 16 - Jun 17, 2018
Los Angeles , United States

Open Call Jun 09, 2017 - Apr 25, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, New Media , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description New Media Film Festival proudly announced their 9th Annual festival merging story & technology for the globe. June 16 & 17 2018 at James Bridges Theater – Los Angeles CA corner of Sunset Blvd & Hilgard Ave, 235 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095 at UCLA.
As New Media Film Festival ® approaches its 9th year, it continues to look at new technologies and how it merges with the story so people can go on the journey the story set out to create.
The categories include acronyms such as SRC (Socially Responsible Content), AI (Artificial Intelligence), AR (Augmented Reality), VR (Virtual Reality) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math). In addition to 3D, 5D, New Media, Web Series, Pilot, Digital Comic, APP, Mobile/Tablet, Drone and a Snipler ® (30 second pitch) there are the tried and true categories as well: Feature, Documentary, Trailer, Shorts, Script, Animation, Music Video and Student.
A global selection of content creators, filmmakers, and storytellers converge on #Los Angeles to learn from Industry leaders that attend, share their experiences in the Question and Answer segment that immediately follows their screening, and build relationships that last a lifetime. In addition, these content creators vie for $45,000 in Awards which include Best of Category Awards as well as Grand Prize Award.
The most exciting part of the festival are the opportunities given to content creators and filmmakers whether they are accepted into the festival or not. For example, Daniel Schmidt, creator of Inner World – Outer Worlds submitted, and even though his content was not accepted to compete and screen at the festival, he was offered distribution and accepted. To date, Daniel has received thousands of dollars from this distribution offer and recently stated: “Thanks- always awesome to get these payouts.”
The festival partners with other businesses and conferences to offer global possibilities to further advance content creators careers. At a Computer Graphics and Animation conference in Berlin, the Best VR winner of this season, Et Moi was introduced to the global audience.
Festival judging process
The review and judging process of the festival consists of career veterans from legendary companies such as Marvel and HBO. Nominees and winners from the Oscars and Emmys also provide their wisdom in the judging process.
“In the world of festivals, it is refreshing that there are no politics or pay to play at New Media Film Festival and it is run by a team of caring and passionate people that put the creators first and respects the content, not the profits.” – Angelwood Pictures
Things to consider
For those that are considering submitting to the festival, here are some things to consider. There will be a total of $45,000 in awards presented.
• 20 + Categories
• Best in Category – Audience & Grand Prize Awards
• All content considered, even online, made public, novice, expert
• Member UFFO’s Code of Practices for Film Festivals
• IMDB official event
• Submissions have opportunities outside the festival process.
Attending the festival, here are some things to consider:
• A celebration, discovery, and recognition for all.
• VIP Badges and Individual Tickets.
• Access to dealmakers, creatives, and talent.
• Enjoy - Red Carpet, Soiree, Live Music, Screenings, Panels, Awards, Networking, International Art Exhibit, Q & A’s, Marketing Table
Opportunities for creators
In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it is a story that will satiate the soul of humans.
Not just any story, but stories worth telling. New Media Film Festival works hard to produce a festival that highlights and honors the hardworking and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that works hard to find opportunities, including distribution for almost all of the submitted content, not just those programmed.
Some of the opportunities have been Technology giveaways including drones, wireless keyboards, invites to events around the globe and even a Feature Film Movie Premiere on the Walt Disney Lot.
For more detailed information please visit the website.
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Festival website

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY 3D Animation Apps Digital Comics Documentary Drone Feature Mobile/Tablet Music Video New Media Pilots Shorts Sniplers 30 second pitch SRC-Socially Responsible Content STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math Student Trailer Virtual Reality Web Series
Class Founded: 2009
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jun 09, 2017

Early bird deadline: Nov 03, 2017
Regular deadline: Feb 03, 2018
Late deadline: Apr 25, 2018

Notification date: May 08, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 70.00 to 80.00 USD . See submission categories for details about fees. Submission through FFL is up to 7.43 USD cheaper than on other submission platforms for Film Plan subscribers.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: $45,000.00 in Awards see for details
General rules Terms and Conditions:
Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival:

By submitting your work to the New Media Film Festival, you are agreeing to this statement. In submitting this work, I am claiming that it is my own and that I hold all necessary copyright or have the permission of the appropriate owners of copyright to incorporate portions of their work.
Yes, I am the creator and author of the work submitted.
In the event that my entry contains the work of other individuals or organizations (including any copyrighted photographs, musical compositions, etc.),
I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and/or licenses.
Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the visual elements in this entry.
Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the audio in this entry.
Entrants are responsible for transportation costs, insurance charges and any customs fees incurred when shipping to the festival. New Media Film Festival is not responsible for tapes damaged or lost in transit. Works submitted for jury selection will not be returned after the close of the festival. No media/film accepted for programming can be pulled from the festival.
New Media Film Festival does not check to make sure that you have cleared these materials at any point during the application process, nor will we be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. Quite often, rights holders offer reduced rates for festival films, so you should contact them directly to avoid any possible rights infringements.
Please note, there is a deliverables deadline for each venue. If you do not meet that deadline it is possible we will not be able to screen your content. Deliverables are the responsibility of the person submitting.
This message, including any attachments, may include privileged, confidential and or inside information. Any distribution or use of this communication by anyone other than the intended recipient (s) fand other than this festival submission is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Thank you.

Submission fee is non refundable.
New Media Film Festival ®