New Media Film Festival 2016 Winners!

Grand Prize Winner: The Family Lamp

The Family Lamp

Director: Jack Perez
Country: US
Running time: 9:00
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A single camera, half hour pilot about the chaotic Lamp family and their slightly unbalanced friends and colleagues.

 

Best Animation: Unsung Hero

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Unsung Hero

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Director: Lynton Levengood
Country: South Africa
Running time: 4:50
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We all need a hero!

Best Digital Comics: Phallaina

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Phallaina

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Director: Marietta Ren
Country: France
Running time: 5:00

Phallaina tells the story of Audrey, a young girl who suffers from hallucinatory fits during which she sees whales. When she undergoes certain tests, a research scientist and neurologist discovers she has a physeter, an anomalous structure which enables its carriers to remain underwater for prolonged amounts of time.

Best Drone: Hello World

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Hello World

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Director: Asa Hammond, Tarik Abdel-Gawad
Country: US
Running time: 1:34

A display of aerial precision — animated light paintings with drones

Best Documentary: Pompei Eternal Emotion

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Pompei Eternal Emotion

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Director: Pappi Corsicato
Country: Italy
Running time: 9:51
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It’s a documentary about the site of Pompeii, a site where life and death live together today as 2000 years ago.

Best LGBTQ+: Wedlocked

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Wedlocked

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Director: Puppett
Country: US
Running time: 11:34

Wedlocked is a farcical comedy about the ridiculous laws governing gay divorce before the pivotal 2015 SCOTUS ruling in favor of marriage equality. Inspired by true stories, three women work their way out of a divorce triangle they never signed up for.

Best Machinima: The Adventures of The Rocket Ace

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The Adventures of The Rocket Ace

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Director: John Carstarphen
Country: US
Running time: 5:00
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A cross between a steampunk adventure and Casablanca, about a female superhero with a dark past who battles the Nazis in 1941 in the Arabian desert.

Best Mobile: Dark Waves

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Dark Waves

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Director: Sven D.Robot
Country: US
Running time: 3:56
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Official music video for the song ‘Dark Waves’ by Robot Koch featuring Delhia de France from the album Hypermoment. Shot an iPhone

Best Music Video: Fire Engine Red

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Fire Engine Red

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Director: Jeff Coffman
Country: US
Running time: 7:26
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A narrative music video for the song “Fire Engine Red”, by Robert Francis, staring Emma Bella Holley.

Best New Media: Criers of Medellín

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Criers of Medellín

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Director: Ángela Carabalí and Thibault Durand
Country: Colombia
Running time: 1:59
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The interactive web documentary of the singing street vendors of Medellín – Colombia. A virtual journey to discover the world of those who have understood that in trade as in love, it is the voice that seduces.

Best Pilots: A Voice Louder Than Rock

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A Voice Louder Than Rock

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Director: Valerie J Tucker
Country: US
Running time: 5:05
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Musician Caleb Quaye, a Rags To Riches To Rags To Redemption- Reaching the Fatherless with a message of hope and reconciliation.

Best Scripts: 20 Beautiful Women

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20 Beautiful Women

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Written by: Saba Tekle
Country: US
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A collection of personal short stories from 20 authors, speakers, and life coaches bonding together for the common goal of sisterhood, and to transform women from the inside out. The one thing that connects them all: they had the strength to heal from their devastating past, find their purpose through their pain and now passionately help others in the areas self-love, weight loss, career, spirituality, relationships, finances, and forgiveness.

Best Shorts: Super Sex

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Super Sex

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Director: Matthew Modine
Country: US
Running time: 8:19
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What kind of birthday present to you give the dad (Ed Asner) who has everything? His kids (Kevin Nealon and Elizabeth Perkins) decide on a gift they never before imagined!

Best Snipler: #FeedMe

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#FeedMe

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Director: Alberto Guglielmi
Country: US
Running time: :30
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#Feedme is a reaction to the modern world of social media. The focus is shifted from the person who shares moments on social media, to the person whom we are sharing moments with.

Best : The Love To End All Love

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The Love To End All Love

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Director: Konstantin Ferstl
Country: Germany
Running time: 5:00
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What to do when love ends? From a train ride through Siberia and North Korea, director Konstantin Ferstl returned home with a frozen left hand and this film poem on love and loss, heart tones of the Old World: The Love To End All Love.

Best SRC: The Trials of Spring – Bahrain: Our Oath

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The Trials of Spring - Bahrain: Our Oath

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Director: Gini Reticker and Lauren Feeney
Country: US and Bahrain
Running time: 4:58

Tiny Bahrain was one of the few Gulf States to be swept up in the revolutionary fervor. But the government response was swift and brutal. Among those arrested in the crackdown were 50 medical professionals whose “crime” was helping injured protesters. Dr. Nada Dhaif was one of them. She was tortured in prison, and after her release, founded an organization that treats victims of torture and violence in Bahrain.

Best S.T.E.A.M: Years & Years: An Artificial Experience Music Motion Picture

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Years & Years: An Artificial Experience Music Motion Picture

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Director: Brian Harrison
Country: USA, UK, Germany & Sweden
Running time: 3:53
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Man (Artist Years & Years) and machine (Artificial Intelligence chose the pictures and order for this project) now share the true psychedelic nature of consciousness and the imagination.

Best Student: Themes & Variations

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Themes & Variations

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Director: Ziye Liu
Country: US
Running time: 3:58
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A fully CG rendered short film based upon contemporary artworks from artists Yayoi Kusama and Ai Weiwei, exploring the infinite possibilities by using 3D digital art to create new “versions” of existing artworks.

Best 3D: We Built A Ship 3D

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We Built A Ship 3D

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Director: Stefan Sargent
Country: US
Running time: 17:00
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In Sausalito, California, 150 volunteers are building a traditional wooden ship based on a 1891 brigantine design by local shipwright, Matthew Turner.

Best Trailers: Revolution

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Revolution

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Director: Rob Stewart
Country: Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, South Africa, Ecuador, US, Mexico, Canada, Denmark, Australia
Running time: 2:00

Produced by Gus Van Sant, Revolution is a film about changing the world. The true-life adventure of Rob Stewart, this follow-up to his acclaimed Sharkwater documentary continues his remarkable journey; one that will take him through 15 countries over four years, and where he’ll discover that it’s not only sharks that are in grave danger – it’s humanity itself. In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth’s ability to house humans. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on?

Best Virtual Reality: Nobel’s Nightmare

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Nobel's Nightmare

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Director: Chamsy Sarkis
Country: Syria
Running time: 5:08
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Immersive reportage shot in VR, the journalist is embedded with the “White Helmets” – Syria’s rescue teams. The movie transports the viewer in the daily life of those brave teams – recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize- rushing to sites of bombing to save lives.

Best Web Series: Spotlight California Ep 5

Director: Kohl Norville
Country: US
Running time: 7:15
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Comedian and filmmaker Kiran Deol as she investigates the side of the state we don’t see on postcards – the side where some residents don’t have access to water or clean air. Kiran takes us on a California road trip unlike any we’ve experienced.

 

https://newmediafilmfestival.com/fest-2016.php   –   Honoring Stories Worth Telling

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About New Media Film Festival

ABOUT NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL: The Best in New Media: What’s New, What’s Next …honoring stories worth telling. "For those uncomfortable of the term 'new media,' fear not. This is a festival that makes the cutting edge accessible by seamlessly weaving the tried and true with the next wave. Perhaps best exemplified by 21-year-old opening night musician Charles Eliasch singing 19t- century opera by Bellini immediately followed by a presentation of edgy 3D films. So what is 'new media' exactly? Festival founder Susan Johnston defines it as "infinite possibilities." While that may seem broad, new media is broad. It's a vast realm with ever-changing tools and techniques encompassing any emerging methods of producing, delivering, and viewing of content from now into the unforeseeable future. The festival's categories might present the clearest picture of what new media can consist of. While there are no features on the schedule, webseries ("the new TV shows" says Johnston), animation, music videos, shorts, APPs and documentaries abound. In addition, technology is represented by categories including Shot on Red, mobile (cellphone created), machinima (video for the gamer lifestyle featuring 3D real time graphics and judged in competition by none other than the creator of Star Wars' R2D2), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math - cool, educational programming on the digital space), Sniplers (30-second snippets of trailers), and Trailers - which, in the new media cinemascape, are statements in and of themselves - as important as the feature they are encapsulating." - Huffington Post 20 Categories - $45,000 in Awards, Screening, Distribution Opportunities. Meet the Filmmakers, Celebrities and Industry Leaders at the festival. Submit year round. Attend in June in Los Angeles CA www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com
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