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The New Media Film Festival

New Media Film Festival®

Honoring Stories Worth Telling

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post

"Worth the entry fee" - MovieMakerMagazine

Mark your calendars!

121 New Media Films & Content from 30 Countries! 

38 World – 15 U.S. – 30 L.A. Premieres!

NEW DATES – Feb. 3 & 4 2021 

A total of $45,000 USD in awards will be presented

  • NEW – Emmys ® Award Consultant for one chosen entrant.
  • 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
  • Judges from Marvel, HBO, Emmys and more.
  • Attend the Annual New Media Film Festival

  • 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 Lounge, International Art Exhibit, Q & A’s, Marketing Table

The New Media Film Festival team works hard to produce a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators that highlights and honors globally in the New Media industry.

We are also one of the most unique festivals that also works hard to find distribution and other opportunities for almost all our official selections - not just the winners. Content creators who submit, whether officially selected or not, have opportunities outside of the normal festival process. Everything from distribution, connections to other festivals, conferences, press opportunities and more.

Categories - 3D, 360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mobile/Tablet,  Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Podcasts, Scripts,  Shorts, Sniplers – 30 second pitch, SRC- Socially Responsible Content, STEAM, Student, Trailers, Virtual Reality, Web Series


Steven Wishnoff

"New Media Film Festival is one of the best and best run in LA. With so many different platforms falling under "new media" it's refreshing to see a festival that understands that Content is King! And the Opening night VIP reception was a terrific networking opporutnity that we took full advantage of."



New Media Film Festival announces Warner Brothers Animation, Back Roads Entertainment, OBB Pictures & Sneak Preview, more

New Media Film Festival announces Warner Brothers Animation, Back Roads Entertainment, OBB Pictures & Sneak Preview Entertainment for Producers Panel & Pitching

If you looking to get your story out as well as take away wealth of information from media veterans then look no more because The 9th Annual New Media Film Festival® announces for the 1st time a Producers Panel & Pitching which would take place On Saturday June 16th 2018 from 2:30-4:30pm at the James Bridges Theater in Los Angeles CA.

Since the festivals inception, Honoring Stories worth Telling has been their mandate. What better way to inspire and empower than to have vetted producers and development executives share their wisdom, answer Questions from the audience and have an opportunity to pitch?

This exhilarating and unique event would allow the audience to pitch their best ideas, meet successful producers & learn what works, what doesn't and why from them, Q & A after the panel.
Ticket buyers to the Producers Panel & Pitching will receive a personal email asking if they would like the free option to pitch. They will curate the pitching session from these responses (deadline for this free option is June 15th midnight.

About these industry legends:

Eric Calderon has been in the animation business since 1994. He is currently working as a producer at Warner Bros. Animation on an upcoming full length animated film that will be released by Warner Home Entertainment. Prior to that, he acted as Show Runner, writer, and Executive Producer for Transformers: Combiner Wars & Titans Return for Machinima. He also Executive Produced an animated TV series co-production in collaboration with Fox Home Video USA and Fox Japan based on another major feature film franchise.

Jonathan Cane is an unscripted development and production exec with 19 years of experience delivering immersive, fun and fresh content to a wide range of outlets. Prior to joining the Back Roads fold, he was VP of Development for BBC Worldwide Productions and Fremantle Media North America. He ushered original concepts into Fox, MTV, CW, Bravo, E!, GSN, Discovery, Oxygen, Style, Lifetime, VH1, National Geographic, TLC, We, Red Bull, and A&E. Jonathan got his start working at MTV News in 1998, and moved up through the MTV ranks where he ultimately served as showrunner for a diverse slate of shows; delivering a total of over 250 hours of aired content.

 Steven J Wolfe is a seasoned film producer and President of Sneak Preview Entertainment, a production and talent management company he founded almost 25 years ago. Wolfe recently produced a musical re-imagining of the 1983 classic, Valley Girl with Matt Smith for MGM as well as acclaimed writer-director Alan Rudolph's (Ray Meets Helen) and writer-director Nnegest Likke's (Everything But a Man), which is currently winning awards on the festival circuit. His vast list of producing credits such diverse films Miss March, The Secret Lives of Dorks, Tollbooth, Fast Sofa, When Do We Eat?, Beautiful Loser, Civilization of Maxwell Bright, Hellbent, Circuit, The Clean & Narrow, Bird of Prey, Only You, Scorchers and My Mom’s a Werewolf.

Roy Bodner is a 25-year veteran in the production and marketing of feature films, television programming and awards shows. His corporate experience includes key management roles at Disney, at E! Entertainment Networks and at Peace Arch Entertainment. Most recently he produced the feature drama “Dance Baby, Dance” distributed by Indie Rights. Bodner is currently developing three feature films, including a documentary about wine; and two TV series including a unique cooking show and a behind-the-scenes series about baseball.

On Michael D Ratner, Kevin Hart and Blake Griffin are both making an aggressive push into digital. What's the common thread? A 28-year old producer named Michael D. Ratner who has quickly established himself as the go to production house where athletes can play themselves or characters in fast paced, highly entertaining comedic sketches.  In doing so, Ratner has closed deals with Verizon go90,  Kevin Hart, Lionsgate and MTV, and that is just within the last year. 

About the festival:

In 2009 New Media Film Festival was announced in Second Life as part of the C3 – United Nations – Millennium Project as an annual event. The Festival brings together the work of established and emerging New Media Content Creators and video artists, from the US as well as internationally.

New Media Film Festival introduces new technology, communication of ideas through panels and Q & A’s to implement a more expansive use of 21st technology in storytelling for artists and content creators. 


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