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Attend the 9th Annual New Media Film Festival
June 12-14 2018 The Landmark 10850 W. Pico Blvd LA CA

Enjoy:

  • Red Carpet
  • VIP Soiree
  • Live Music
  • Screenings
  • Web Series Superstar Panel
  • Technology Panel
  • Opening Night Programming
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Networking Lounge
  • International Art Exhibit
  • New Media Marketing Table
  • Q & A's
  • Audience Awards

8th Annual New Media Film Festival had:
87 New Media Films & Content from 34 countries & Outer Space.

Australia, Austria , Brazil , Bulgaria, Canada , Chile, Cuba, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Peru - Amazon Jungle, Philippines , Poland, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, The Netherlands, Tibet, Turkey, UK, USA

29 World Premieres | 11 US Premieres | 21 LA Premieres

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9th Annual early selects start January 2018. Submit today.

Awards: $45,000.00 in Awards. Each programmed content is in consideration for a Best of Category, Audience & Grand Prize Award.

Event Details (8th Annual Schedule)

JUNE 6, 2017

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JUNE 7, 2017

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JUNE 8, 2017

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In the vein of Sundance and Toronto Int’l Film Festivals: We urge ticket & badge holders to be in their seats 10 minutes prior to screening time as we will open the empty seats up to the stand-by line. Thanks.

June 6, 2017

June 6 VIP Wine & Cheese Soiree Meet The Filmmakers (5-7pm)

Sponsored by Media Services Payroll

Pre fest

International Art Exhibit - Jane Yacovone - Blues and R & B Legends

International Art Exhibit - Jane Yacovone - Blues and R & B Legends

World premiere!

Where else can you see BB King, Robert Stroger, Richie Havens, Ruth Brown & Booker T "performing" in one place? During the entire festival, you can enjoy the International Art Exhibit of this pristine Blues & R & B Legends collection of photographs by artist and world traveler, Jane Yacovone

THE UNCLE EARL Live Music Performance Opening Night

THE UNCLE EARL Live Music Performance Opening Night

Award Winning American Radio Artist, Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL will be performing R U Ready from his International Debut compilation, Its Time. You may remember him from his work as a performer/director/choreographer with Grace Jones, CeCe Peniston, Peabo Bryson, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Melissa Manchester and many others.


Special Presentation (during awards ceremony)

Love Song to the Earth

Love Song to the Earth

Running time: 4:15

Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) - Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q'orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope. All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.


June 6 Screening 1: 3D, Drone, Pilots, Shorts 1, Web Series 1, Q & A (7-9pm)

AEON a 3D Student film

AEON a 3D Student film

Director: Derek O'Dell
Country: USA
Running time: 4:00

Aeon, a long, indefinite, period -- is an abstract immersive audio-visual experience. A study on the behavior of energy over a period of time. Created using experimental 2D/3D animation techniques.

Chrysalis

Chrysalis

Director: Ina Conradi, Mark Chavez
Country: Singapore
Running time: 7:03
L.A. premiere!

Chrysalis is a tale of personal struggles and endurance. The film is based on an old legend about the butterfly‘s struggles to evolve.

Running into air

Running into air

Director: Sebastian Wöber
Country: Austria
Running time: 3:00
L.A. premiere!

Who didn't have dreams about flying as a kid? On film it's possible. This is me running into the air and filming cinematic landscapes on my flight over Switzerland.

We Are Them

We Are Them

Director: Alisdair Livingstone & Michael Laver
Country: UK
Running time: 2:13
World premiere!

A poetic homage to the city of London from the air.

The Apartment

The Apartment

Director: Bia Jurema
Country: USA
Running time: 1:52
World premiere!

When straight laced Kate decides to rent her spare bedroom out for some extra cash, the Craigslist add is answered by Courtni, a true disaster.

Adventure Travel

Adventure Travel

Director: Ho Kwok Man, Berry
Country: Hong Kong
Running time: 4:45
World premiere!

An interactive game show. Participants will travel only with directions from TV producers and TV viewers. To earn money, participants have to finish challenges to earn virtual points.

Next

Next

Director: Elena Brodach
Country: Russia
Running time: 6:28
L.A. premiere!

Another night, another naked body in her bed. She feels no love, just passion. A sharp lancet in her hands and a hidden box with her secrets. Only she knows how it all will end and who will be her next victim.

Jamshid Aria

Jamshid Aria

Director: Arsha Aghdasi
Country: Iran
Running time: 3:54

Shot in one day without any edits and with Iranian professional athletes as an homage to Jamshid Hashempour.

MATE

MATE

Director: Tom Connolly
Country: UK
Running time: 7:30
L.A. premiere!

Two nihilistic colleagues hatch a plan in a cafe, paying no attention to the stranger at their table. Their good natured victim is left with a simple choice to make, upon which his future rests.

The Crossing

The Crossing

Director: Rohan Wadham
Country: UK
Running time: 4:30
World premiere!

This film explores the historical themes of migration and its relevance to today. Using a unique combination of animated techniques and live action to build a powerful portrait of a family on a journey to be reunited.

Shadow Figures

Shadow Figures

Director: Lucas Ribeiro
Country: Brazil
Running time: 7:41
World premiere!

It's a thriller short film based on the urban legend of Shadow People. It makes us question if supernatural creatures are real or if our minds are just that powerful.

You are nothing Ep 3

You are nothing Ep 3

Director: Mike Stivala, Mark Travis
Country: USA
Running time: 6:50
World premiere!

A web series disguised as a self-help video tutorial - or perhaps, a parody of one - that uses the crumbing life of Mitch Repter as a teaching tool for a bizarre philosophy of life.

Product Ep 1

Product Ep 1

Director: Simon Bouisson & Ludovic Zuili
Country: France
Running time: 4:00
US premiere!

Product invites you to travel around the world and discover the behind the scenes of the incredible transformation of: paper, plastic bottles, candy, hair extensions and many other objects.

Sidetracked Ep 1

Sidetracked Ep 1

Director: E.D.Brown
Country: USA
Running time: 10:23

Follows the tribulations of a group of thirty somethings, whose lives are not going to plan.

Break the Musical Ep 2

Break the Musical Ep 2

Director: Mary Bonney
Country: USA
Running time: 5:08
L.A. premiere!

Kate, an optimistic music journalist, receives a promotion and lands the interview of a lifetime with her rock star idol. When Kate's gossip-hungry editor puts a spin on her article, Kate's integrity is put on the line and she is faced with a dilemma that will either make or break her!

Supa Supa Ep 1

Supa Supa Ep 1

Director: Steven Briand & Julien Jourdain de Muizon
Country: France
Running time: 2:38
US premiere!

Geeky Gamers and thier distractions.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers


June 6 Screening 2: Trailers, New Media, STEAM, Docs, Animation, Student, Digital Comic, SRC, Q & A (9:30-11:30pm)

The Huinca

The Huinca

Director: Marcelo Tarud
Country: Chile
Running time: 1:59
World premiere!

Culture and ancestral traditions through the eyes of a Chilean. The huinca.

Hardmode

Hardmode

Director: Irfan Merchant
Country: USA
Running time: 1:31

TV show for Gaming fans and opportunity for the game companies to connect with their Fans.

TEK

TEK

Director: David Cinnella
Country: Italy
Running time: 1:35
World premiere!

TEK is an original dystopian Scifi Western about a lone gunslinger who’s out to seek revenge on the man who kidnapped and killed his family, while trying to survive on the abandoned wasteland

Danger Diva

Danger Diva

Director: Robert McGinley
Country: USA
Running time: 2:31
L.A. premiere!

a cyberpunk musical/thriller about a hard rocking singer who is coerced into becoming an electronically enhanced new-music diva by her high tech billionaire patron.

The Beauty of Peace

The Beauty of Peace

Director: Yiwen Liu
Country: Tibet
Running time: :30
World premiere!

Samten, a Tibetan artist living in NYC, through designing a Buddha Temple in Tibet, maintains a close and unique relationship with his home country.

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Dream Big: Engineering Our World

Director: Greg MacGillivray
Country: Space and USA
Running time: 2:00
World premiere!

Dream Big: Engineering Our World is narrated by Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges, and is a first film of its kind for IMAX® and giant screen theatres that will transform how we think about engineering.

My Millennial Life

My Millennial Life

Director: Maureen Judge
Country: Canada
Running time: 2:20
US premiere!

An interactive documentary follows millenials, living a reality that sees nearly half of their age group either unemployed or underemployed. Combining verité filming, interviews, video diary, text and statistics, the i-DOoc puts a human face on the quandary of finding a place in 21st century society.

Come Walk with Us

Come Walk with Us

Director: Scott Herder
Country: Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, USA
Running time: 2:57
World premiere!

A stunning hyper-lapse film that bends time and physics taking the viewer on a once in a lifetime journey through seven countries in under three minutes.

On being a scientist

On being a scientist

Director: Gosja Klivtonne
Country: The Netherlands
Running time: 5:28
US premiere!

A professor's legacy is threatened by accusations while his student has to choose between ambition and integrity. An intricate drama develops as they find out what it really means to be a scientist.

Socialising the Genome

Socialising the Genome

Director: Julian Borra
Country: UK
Running time: 2:05

How easy is it to strike up a conversation about genomics ("geno-what?!"), does the average person on the street know enough about the issues to even care? What sort of framings – narratives, metaphors, mantras and memes – can we use to socialise an otherwise dense topic that even the specialists find difficult to navigate?

Adrift

Adrift

Director: Cath Le Couteur
Country: Chile, USA and space
Running time: 11:00
L.A. premiere!

Exploring the mysteries and contradictions of space junk: a sometimes beautiful, but potentially destructive museum of space exploration hurtling above our heads.

Shoot For The Moon

Shoot For The Moon

Director: Lauren Hoekstra
Country: USA
Running time: 3:38
World premiere!

A young girl chases her dreams, close to her heart and far away.

Getting to launch

Getting to launch

Director: Audrey Cavenecia
Country: USA
Running time: 8:02
L.A. premiere!

Getting to Launch is about what it takes to get from idea to launch in the alluring technology startup world, as a woman.

Miner's Walk

Miner's Walk

Director: Josephine Lie
Country: Indonesia, Australia, UK
Running time: 2:07
US premiere!

An interactive documentary exploring the lives of Indonesian miners who trek the slopes of the Ijen Crater in search of sulphur. Granting viewers an exclusive look to the their world, Miner’s Walk follows the miners into the crater as they describe the reality of their work, the impact of technology, and how tourism is affecting their future.

5 countries and 7,270 miles: a Cuban family's odyssey to reach the United States

5 countries and 7,270 miles: a Cuban family's odyssey to reach the United States

Director: Ana María Rodríguez
Country: Cuba, USA
Running time: 8:02
World premiere!

The four members of Correoso Monte Rey family are among more than 80,000 Cubans that have arrived in the U.S. during the last year. Fearing Donald Trump would eliminate the Cuban Adjustment Act -that gives Cubans extraordinary and unique migratory benefits- thousands were leaving the island.

Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed

Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed

Director: Jeremy Snead
Country: USA
Running time: 3:00
L.A. premiere!

Unlocked is a groundbreaking 8 part documentary series that provides firsthand stories by industry icons, celebrities, consumers, and field experts on the culture, technology, history, and future of the video game industry.

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon

Bosatsu - Year of the Dragon

Director: Siddharth Ahluwalia
Country: USA
Running time: 6:13

Based on a dream and has been made with the hope of finding the Unknown.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Director: Michael Wiehart
Country: USA
Running time: 1:23
L.A. premiere!

An adventurous and spirituous, takes us to a place far away, where precariousness lures in the dark depths of the sea. This is a story about imaginative play and letting ones mind wander.

Foot Stretcher the trailer

Foot Stretcher the trailer

Director: Inbar Hagai
Country: Israel
Running time: 5:00
US premiere!

Documents a young artist's determination to become a ballerina while simultaneously creating a film.

The Moon is Essentially Gray

The Moon is Essentially Gray

Director: Hannah Roman
Country: USA
Running time: 4:34

The film explores the role escapism plays in the lives of children who suffer some form of neglect or abandonment by their caregivers, and is ultimately about the struggle to gain (or regain) personal power, joy, and freedom.

Indomitable

Indomitable

Director: Tracey Aivaz
Country: USA
Running time: 5:55
L.A. premiere!

A 1950's actress is the movie star and epitome of fame and success in her era. However, she has faced a tragedy early on in her life which has kept her going and motivated her to fight for her dream.

Ross Wellington

Ross Wellington

Written by: Brian Ellis & Mark Van Handel
Country: USA
World premiere!

A sci-fi-noir-saga about the sole survivor of the infamous 1947 Roswell, NM UFO crash.

The Nothing Spirit

The Nothing Spirit

Written by: Grace Fiorre
Country: US
World premiere!

Her new disease caused her to lose alot of weight and for that reason the kids started to pick on her in school. She started being homeschooled, which gave her the opportunity to follower her dream and become an author.

What if?

What if?

Director: Josh Liveright
Country: USA
Running time: 1:00
World premiere!

What if we could solve our issues through tolerance, acceptance, compassion, kindness and love? WHAT IF is a series of short films made by three concerned dads who combined efforts to offer an antidote to violence and hate.

SGCH - Morgan's Story

SGCH - Morgan's Story

Director: Stefan Wernik
Country: UK
Running time: 2:05

This film features the true story of Morgan, who with the help of SGCH rose above a troubled upbringing.

Mute

Mute

Director: Attapol Worrawuttaweekul
Country: USA
Running time: 1:14
World premiere!

22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant. They died because of their voice wasn’t loud enough to ask for help.

Homeless Selfies

Homeless Selfies

Director: Mario Garza
Country: USA
Running time: 2:30
US premiere!

The world behind yourselfie.

Ode to Lesvos

Ode to Lesvos

Director: Talal Derki
Country: Greece
Running time: 11:30
US premiere!

Ode to Lesvos is the inspiring story about a small group of fishermen and old ladies from the town of Skala Sikamineas on Lesvos, who received hundreds of thousands of refugees with open arms during summer of 2016. As a result of their selfless efforts the villagers were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers


June 7, 2017

June 7 Screening 3: Web Series 2, Mobile/Tablet, Scripts, Q & A, Web Series Superstar Panel (6-8pm)

Super Lame Powers Ep Tim the Therapist?

Super Lame Powers Ep Tim the Therapist?

Director: Teresa Vilaseca
Country: USA
Running time: 1:59
L.A. premiere!

A group of people attend group therapy because they have really lame superpowers. Unfortunately the inexperienced therapist, Tim, isn't much help and might be keeping a secret.

Heyday vintage TV Ep 1 Studio 54

Heyday vintage TV Ep 1 Studio 54

Director: JC Diaz & Nico Belha
Country: USA
Running time: 5:41
L.A. premiere!

Heydays Vintage TV is a unique magazine style show that honors the best of yesterday while embracing the wonder of today!

Non Moms Ep 1

Non Moms Ep 1

Director: Joe Wesley
Country: USA
Running time: 1:35
World premiere!

When one of their own gets pregnant, four friends grapple with the idea of motherhood while trying to plan a baby shower.

Riley the Web Series Ep 2

Riley the Web Series Ep 2

Director: Jeffrey Scott Basham
Country: USA
Running time: 3:27
World premiere!

Riley is an original comedy series about a former teen pop star. Now in her thirties, she’s struggling to overcome a publicly humiliating downfall and subsequent nervous breakdown. But, it’s the power of friendship and the quirky characters she meets along the way that just might get her through…

#GradGirls

#GradGirls

Director: Daniel Noah
Country: USA
Running time: 3:07
World premiere!

When three girls live together things get interesting!

Say Hello Ep 3

Say Hello Ep 3

Director: Brooke Elliott
Country: USA
Running time: 5:24

Say Hello is a comedic reunion of two childhood acquaintances whose lives become entangled.

Little Acorn Ep 1

Little Acorn Ep 1

Director: Maria Theodorakis
Country: Australia
Running time: 4:51

All the laughters, tears, tantrums and endless drama of a suburban childcare centre....and then there's the kids.

DuAl Ep1

DuAl Ep1

Director: Fernando Moreno
Country: Mexico
Running time: 6:59
World premiere!

Dorian is offered a pill that allows him to travel to his past life and correct his mistakes.

Maybe Baby Ep 1

Maybe Baby Ep 1

Director: Amanda Griswold
Country: USA
Running time: 2:48
World premiere!

Racing against her biological clock, a baby-crazy single city-girl searches for Mr. Right in the hopes of not becoming a crazy cat lady.

Keeping Up with the Reapers Ep 1

Keeping Up with the Reapers Ep 1

Director: Christopher Game
Country: USA
Running time: 7:56
World premiere!

You'll get this couple. And eventually, they'll get you.

Shiny Baby Goats Ep 2

Shiny Baby Goats Ep 2

Director: Alice Nicholas Wood
Country: USA
Running time: 8:52

A semi-autobiographical comedic series about best friends and aspiring artists who are trying really hard to drop the "aspiring."

Barbie for Adults

Barbie for Adults

Director: Liri Navon
Country: Israel
Running time: 1:48
L.A. premiere!

A silent film about a lonely Barbie doll who shops a Valentine online.

Cuba LIbre

Cuba LIbre

Director: Felixe de Becker and Colin Bates
Country: Cuba
Running time: 6:41
World premiere!

Young business man journeys to Havana Cuba for work, only to find a beautiful distraction...

Fire Mountain

Fire Mountain

Written by: Anthony Salamon & Ronnie S. Riskalla
Country: Iceland
L.A. premiere!

Fire mountain is the story of brave men who stayed behind to save their village and their country during one of its worst natural disasters. Based on real events.

ALAN

ALAN

Written by: Lone Hernandez & Ursula Romero
Country: Spain
US premiere!

A mother that comes up with a cunning plan to make sure her husband and 14 year old son become close again after realizing she has irreversible cancer. The story speaks out about many things, but most of all of the importance of gestures, contact, time, affection and good intentions that almost always end up giving as an answer unexpected results and in this case love.

Clear Blue Sky

Clear Blue Sky

Written by: Michael Spiros Brazda

A curious writer is sucked into a criminal conspiracy when a loaf of white bread falls from the sky and kills a man who looks just like him.

Dope Mister Dee

Dope Mister Dee

Written by: Juliet DeVette
Country: USA
World premiere!

When a 12-year old boy searches for his missing father in the ocean, he finds a way to understand his loss by revisiting the imaginative stories he was told as a child.

Render

Render

Written by: Kirill Kiselev
Country: USA
World premiere!

A woman who can enter the minds of artificially intelligent machines is pulled into a hidden war with a corporate government.

Homefront

Homefront

Written by: Alex Stathis
Country: USA

A Korean War veterans' return home is cut short when his wife dies, causing him to deal with his psychological scars, fight to regain custody of his sons, and struggles as a single parent in the mid-20th century.

Clash of the Gods

Clash of the Gods

Written by: Qian Yi Jie
Country: China
World premiere!

Adapted from Chinese legends and mythology, ‘CLASH OF THE GODS’ tells a fantasy story from a contemporary point of view, illustrating a fantasy world of Chinese super heroes gathering together with the common goal to reform the heaven palace.

Web Series Superstar Panel: New Media Content, Looking to the future. With Multi platform viewing options, technological expansion, learn how to engage a global audience. Includes questions from the audience.

Doug Bresler - Doog Toons

Doug Bresler - Doog Toons

Doug “Doog” Bresler podcast personality best known for Doogtoons.com. He has directed an official Weird Al Yankovic music video and was the animation director on Youtubes Paranormal Action Squad.

Jake Watson - Corridor Digital

Jake Watson - Corridor Digital

Corridor Digital is an independent digital video studio founded in 2009 by Sam Gorski and Niko Pueringer with content across YouTube, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and YouTube RED. Corridor specializes in visual storytelling with a cinematic edge, and has grown from humble beginnings into a well-respected creative studio with over 5 million online followers.

Lon Strickland, Moderator

 Lon Strickland, Moderator

Lon is a producer and director with over twelve years of filmmaking experience and worked as a development executive for Machinima, a popular digital network recently acquired by Warner Brothers. Lon is one of three co-founders of Octopie, an animation network that services both digital and traditional platforms. Octopie was responsible for Paranormal Action Squad, YouTube Red's first official animated series.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with Web Series creators immediately following the panel.


June 7 Screening 4: Feature full-length film with Q & A (8:30-10:30pm)

Non - Transferable

Non - Transferable

Director: Brendan Bradley
Country: Turkey, USA
Running time: 84:00
World premiere!

Stuck with vacation reservations in her ex-boyfriends, Amy Tyler decides if she can't change the tickets...why not change the guy?

Cast Members:
Ashley Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Poe Party),
Shanna Malcolm (HeyYoShanna, Bob Thunder),
Katie Wee (Return Of the Mac, 2 Broke Girls),
Matthew Scott Montgomery (So Random!, Jane The Virgin),
Amin Joseph (Baywatch, Call Me King),
Sara Fletcher (Frankenstein MD, Days of our Lives),
Daniel Vincent Gordh (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Hollywood Acting Studio),
Joey Richter (Starkid, I Ship It),
Shira Lazar (What's Trending)

Q & A

Q&A with filmmakers and cast in attendance


June 8, 2017

June 8 Screening 5: Virtual Reality, APPs, Shorts 2, Q & A, Technology Panel (6-8pm)

Safe Schools - Nepal

Safe Schools - Nepal

Director: Jeff Nicholas
Country: Nepal
Running time: 8:28

Highlights the tragic consequences for children in Nepal, who are exposed to trafficking, early marriage, child labor because their education is neglected.

Misfits

Misfits

Director: David Betteridge
Country: UK/Germany
Running time: 3:52
US premiere!

An observational documentary shot behind the scenes of one of the world's most unusual model agencies.One mans story from living in a garage with his motorcycles to Ex- International Jetset Superstar.

Songs of the Vine VR Trailer

Songs of the Vine VR Trailer

Director: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
Country: Peru - Amazon Jungle, USA
Running time: 1:04

In the Amazon jungle, we explore the medicine songs and perspectives of Shipibo healers, illustrating an ancient but increasingly relevant dynamic between humans and nature.

Remember

Remember

Director: George Kacevski
Country: Australia
Running time: 3:20
World premiere!

A VR sci-fi film exploring our relationship with technology and its influence on our reality. Remember follows a young woman who is trying to find the memory of a lost loved one in a virtual memory re-creation software

When the butterfly dreams - 360 trailer

When the butterfly dreams - 360 trailer

Director: Kat Goh
Country: Singapore
Running time: :55
L.A. premiere!

Locked in a coma after a traffic accident, the only thing that would apparently wake Vanessa, is a call from her dead boyfriend.

Et Moi - 360

Et Moi - 360

Director: Herman Fredlund
Country: Sweden
Running time: 2:59
L.A. premiere!

The film is about a couple from the past dancing through memories in Berlin. The story ends in Grunau abandoned Ballroom then two urban explorers arrive.

Recontact: Istanbul

Recontact: Istanbul

Director: Eray Dinc
Country: Turkey
Running time: :27
L.A. premiere!

In a recorded city, are you the one watching or being watched? Play the leading role in a detective adventure.

The Dark & The Wounded

The Dark & The Wounded

Director: James Picard, Jeff Dean
Country: Canada, USA
Running time: 26:24
World premiere!

To go beneath the surface of our distracted reality and get to the root of what is really happening to us as individuals, society and as a species on the planet. By getting past our fears we can become more compassionate and understanding towards ourselves and others, beyond fear, there truly is freedom.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers

Technology Panel: New Media Content, Looking to the future. With Multi platform viewing options, technological expansion, including VR, Immersive storytelling, TV/Episodic, learn how to use technology to your advantage. Includes questions from the audience.

James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society

James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society

James Mathers is a veteran Cinematographer, and the President of the nonprofit educational cooperative, The Digital Cinema Society, a group dedicated to the industry's informed integration of new technology, as well as a regular contributor to a number of industry trade journals.

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist 20th Century FOX / Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist 20th Century FOX / Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

Ted Schilowitz was the first employee and founding team member at RED Digital Cinema and Co Founder of G-Tech. His current roles are as Futurist for 20th Century Fox, where he works directly with Fox studios executives on the next generation of visual storytelling, such as the Martian VR experience that premiered at CES and Sundance this year. As Chief Creative Officer at Barco he’s been spearheading the creative aspects of the Barco Escape cinema project, that adds immersive right and left screens to movie theaters. Barco Escape titles include Paramount Pictures Star Trek Beyond and 20th Century Fox The Maze Runner and Maze Runner 2, Scorch Trials.

Michael Mansouri - Co-Founder of Radiant Images

Michael Mansouri - Co-Founder of Radiant Images

Michael Mansouri is the co-founder of Radiant Images, an LA-based solution provider of all mixed realities, from base to augmented and virtual realities. A recognized hub of digital cinema and VR innovation, Radiant collaborates with creatives in Production & Post, Co-Production and through its rental house. Mansouri and his Radiant team specialize in designing and building true end-to-end solutions including new cameras, and finding solutions that remove technical barriers for creative minds. He has developed into one of the leading industry voices in helping content creators understand and harness the power and promise of VR and 360-video technology.

Terry Brown, Senior Business Development Manager for Media & Entertainment at Nvidia

Terry Brown, Senior Business Development Manager for Media & Entertainment at Nvidia

Jonathan Landman, VP Sales at Teradek

Jonathan Landman, VP Sales at Teradek


June 8 Screening 6: Sniplers, Music Videos, Q & A, Awards Ceremony (8:30-10:30pm)

Special Screenings

Flatline VR -The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016, not in competition. Experience June 8th during festival hours.

Flatline VR -The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016, not in competition. Experience June 8th during festival hours.

Director: Jon Schnitzer
Country: USA
World premiere!

Experience the other side. The only place in the world to experience Flatline is at New Media Film Festival June 8th during festival hours in the main hall of The Landmark. Free with Festival Badge and any Thursday screening ticket. The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016. Julian McCrea of Portal Experiences was a speaker on our Tech Panel. Not in competition.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Country: Global
Running time: 3:03

A special presentation. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. More info here http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html


Life Interrupted

Life Interrupted

Director: Steven Wishnoff
Country: USA
Running time: :30
World premiere!

Half Hour single -camera comedy, starring several fan-favorites about a former child actor whose life and career peaked at age 10. He is about to turn 50 with nothing in life the way he thought it would or should be.

War Torn

War Torn

Director: Carl Hansen
Country: USA
Running time: :38

Families cope as loved ones are called to war.

Sheltered

Sheltered

Director: Carl Hansen
Country: USA
Running time: :38

As tornado sirens blare, Ed forces his wife, Rebecca, and son, Philip, to seek cover in a local storm shelter despite the protests of his wife. Ed and Rebecca have an escalating fight in the tight confines of the shelter until the power goes out and they realize Philip is missing.

Eat Me!

Eat Me!

Director: Ilina Perianova
Country: Bulgaria, Estonia
Running time: :30
World premiere!

Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man's mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura's head and she becomes a different type of girl.

Circus with Bovska

Circus with Bovska

Director: Martyna Iwaska
Country: Poland
Running time: 4:44
World premiere!

Where reality mixes up with a surrealistic playful world and everything is treated with a slight wink and exaggeration.

Golden Light by Blonde Redhead

Golden Light by Blonde Redhead

Director: Virgilio Villoresi
Country: Italy
Running time: 3:34
L.A. premiere!

About a surreal dreamlike love story reminiscent of the Symbolist' art of dream.

XIU

XIU

Director: Yuen Hsieh
Country: Taiwan
Running time: 2:38
L.A. premiere!

A journey of Taiwan's culture collisions.

Inertia by Orfan Inspired by the sentiments of Werner Herzog

Inertia by Orfan Inspired by the sentiments of Werner Herzog

Director: Ted Beagles
Country: UK
Running time: 4:34

Armed with only a harmonium, Orfan performs 'Inertia' in places where he shouldn't be. Security descends.

Feel by Yalla Family

Feel by Yalla Family

Director: Akihiko Matsuzawa
Country: Japan
Running time: 4:11
L.A. premiere!

This is a split screen music video shot in a single take. For cameras from different locations eventually converge into a single video.

Magnetic

Magnetic

Director: Jonathan Chong
Country: Australia
Running time: 3:45
US premiere!

Dan Sulatn, Artist. Magnetic is a hybrid of new media technologies; 3D printing, projection mapping, stop-motion and some 3D animation. Two months in the making, over 60 individual 3D printed pieces and over 2700 photos.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers

Awards Ceremony starts immediately after the above Q & A

Special Presentation (during awards ceremony)

Love Song to the Earth

Love Song to the Earth

Running time: 4:15

Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) - Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q'orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope. All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.

NASA JPL ROVER ENGINEER TO ANNOUNCE BEST STEAM CATEGORY WINNER

NASA JPL ROVER ENGINEER TO ANNOUNCE BEST STEAM CATEGORY WINNER

To quote from TED Conference website intro on Nagin Cox - explores Mars as part of the team that operates NASA's rovers.


Save the Date! 9th Annual New Media Film Festival June 12-14 2018