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Attend the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival
June 6-8 2017 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

The 7th Annual New Media Film Festival featured:
127 New Media Films & Content from 37 countries
(Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, UK, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam).

55 World Premieres | 5 US Premieres | 33 LA Premieres

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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)

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Pre fest

International Art Exhibit - Jane Yacavone - Blues Legends

International Art Exhibit - Jane Yacavone - Blues 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 Legends collection of photographs by artist and world traveler, Jane Yacavone

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.


June 6 Screening 1: Animation Student Digital Comic SRC with Q & A (5-7pm)

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.

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.

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.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers


June 6 Screening 2: 3D Pilots Drone Shorts with Q & A (7-9pm)

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.

AEON

AEON

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.

 

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.

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.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers


June 6 Screening 3: Trailers New Media STEAM Docs with 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.

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.

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?

 

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers


June 7, 2017

June 7 Screening 4: Web Series Scripts with Q & A Web Series Superstar Panel (6-8:30pm)

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!

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.

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.

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.

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 5: Feature full-length film with Q & A (9-11pm)

Feature full-length film

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers


June 8, 2017

June 8 Screening 6: Virtual Reality APP Mobile/Tablet with Q & A Technology Panel (6-8:30pm)

Flatline Ep. 1

Flatline Ep. 1

Director: Julian McCrea
Country: USA

Experience the other side.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.


June 8 Screening 7: Sniplers Music Videos Q & A Awards Ceremony (9-11pm)

Screening 6 Sniplers, Music Videos, Q & A, Awards Ceremony

 

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.

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.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers

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