12th New Media Film Festival®
An Infinite Catalyst for Story & Technology
Honoring Stories Worth Telling
June 2-3, 2021 The Landmark Los Angeles
Total of $45,000 in Awards
From novices to multiple award winners.
All ages, cultures & media.
Judges from Marvel – HBO – Emmys – BBC
Meetings have been requested outside of the festival process from this review process.
Best of category & Grand Prize awards.
Continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.
You always retain the rights to your content & entry data.
28 Classic & Technology categories.
Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® – submit today!
Attend the 12th Annual New Media Film Festival ®
1st Major Festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms.
A celebration, discovery, and recognition for all.
VIP Badges and Individual Tickets.
Access to deal makers, creatives, and talent.
Enjoy – Red Carpet, Soiree, Live Music, Screenings, Panels, Awards, Networking, International Art Exhibit, Q & A’s, Marketing Table.
AMC, Netflix, PBS, Amazon Prime, Tubi, Warner Brothers, FilmRise, and ROKU are just a few of the companies connected with our content creators.
Socially Responsible Conservationist Award
“Thanks to the New Media Film Festival for honoring me with the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award, that’s really beautiful, it means a lot to me. And thanks for supporting our film, Living in Futures Past” – Jeff Bridges
Sir Paul McCartney
Socially Responsible Conservationist Award
– A Love Song to Earth
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.
Ray Bradbury was honored with ‘The Legend’ award by Hollywood celebrities at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles. The legendary writer for Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and others, was supposed to attend the event and accept the award. But unfortunately, he passed away a week before the event.
Duncan Rouleau of Ben 10 fame offered tribute to the great writer and then introduced Oscar Nominee Sally Kirkland who accepted the award on behalf of Bradbury. The actress has worked with Ray during the shooting of ‘The Zero Hour’ and had auditioned for ‘Fahrenheit 451’, but her role went to Julie Christie instead. William Shatner’s tribute was read out by Brett Stimley who has worked with Ray Bradbury in ‘Kaleidoscope’.
Responsible Conservationist Award
New Media Film Festival was proud and honored to present Leonardo DiCaprio with the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award for his Conservation dedication and efforts via Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation – Dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions that create a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. This recognition stems from Leonardo DiCaprio’s opening scenes in Worst Shark Attack Ever which was programmed in the SRC – Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. So, it is fitting that the Director of this film and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey accepted the award on behalf of Leonardo DiCaprio.
Roger Corman – “Legend” Award Recipient“
“I thank New Media Film Festival® for what they’ve done for young filmmakers” – Roger Corman
View a portion of legendary filmmaker Roger Corman’s acceptance speech from the 2014 festival.
New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness of how storytellíng is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next.
As an African American filmmaker, I’ve never felt more relaxed or inspired at a film festival. While #OscarsSoWhite is trending in Hollywood the New Media Film Festival 2016 has quietly shown the world how to honor content makers from across every discipline imaginable – and every ethnicity – without sacrificing its core identity. That’s an amazing feat, worthy of imitation. I think the New Media Film Festival is the future of film festivals. Congratulations!
The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2009, with their strange categories, web series, 3D storytelling, digital comics, now all of a sudden these phrases are the new normal. The NMFF is always looking to the future, challenging creators, the market and the audience to discover new storytelling. There are not many festivals pushing the limits.
The City of Los Angeles salutes and celebrates …New Media Film Festival, a celebration of the intersection of new technology and storytelling….continues to bring together cutting-edge technology, innovative storytelling, and world-renown talent to the City of Los Angeles. Through caring deeds and steadfast ways, the New Media Film Festival has helped make the City of Los Angeles a better place in which to live and create.
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