About New Media Film Festival®
We care about our work

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 hard working and uprising content creators in the New Media Industry. It is a unique festival that diligently works 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, a Feature Film Movie Premiere on the Walt Disney Lot and Introductions to other film festivals for programming consideration. Projects have gotten funded, content distributed, deals made and relationships built at the festival.

The festival loves to give back. Some of the non profit recipients include EyeCare4Kids, Sea Research Foundation, Toys For Tots, EIC, Solartopia, Izzy Foundation, weSpark, Women’s Empowerment, The Caucus

“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

Join our team

The Board

Susan Johnston
Founder/Director – New Media Expert

Knighted order San Martino
Multiple Award Winning Producer
Honorary Astronaut thanks to Leland Melvin and EIC

View Susan's profile

David Kleiler

Chief Sounding Board
PhD NYU Cinema Studies
Founder & Programmer of many festivals.
Saved Coolidge Corner Theatre & worked on JFK campaign.

Ron Proulx

CEO The Rights Company and Arpix Media
Winner Gemini Award 2+

David Leon

Emmy Nominated Music Supervisor & Composer has worked with Warner Bros. Marvel, Universal, Disney, Fox & more.

Dr. Steve Small

Leader in Quantum Health field.
He is frequently referred to as “Doctor to the Stars” in the media because of his high profile practice where he treats many members of the film, television and music industry entertainment community.

Erin Gray

Multiple Award Winning Actress
Known for Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers & the 25th Century
CEO Heroes for Hire

Brian Zending

Intellectual Property Attorney

Randy Bellous

11-X Award Winning TV Producer
President & Executive Producer of Register 9 Productions LLC.


Q: If I’m accepted, do I get a Badge?

A: If you are accepted into the festival, you receive one filmmaker badge that allows you into the entire festival happenings and screenings and discounts for more valid for a limited time. You will be responsible for deliverables which include but are not limited to a300DPI 475 x 125 jpg of a poster or still from the film, an h.264 or .mp4 or DCP or Blu Ray or DVD to screen by the due date requested on your email.

Q: IMDB does not list me yet.

A (from IMDB): Please direct filmmakers to our filmmaker support department for these types of inquiries. They can be reached at support@withoutabox.com and are dedicated to helping filmmakers with their Withoutabox needs.

Q: If the site says Sold Out will tickets be available for no shows?

A: Yes. Feel free to show up, check at the registration desk for badges or tickets that become available. There is also a networking lounge that you can enjoy so come out and visit us at the festival.


Award Winning Festival
CA State Business Awards: Best Arts & Entertainment Annual Event 2017
City of Los Angeles: Certificate of Appreciation
Certificate of Appreciation Hispanic Awards

We are always looking for volunteers, contact us for more information about volunteering