About New Media Film Festival

Exciting things are happening with New Media Film Festival, here are a few updates:
we are going Global!
Goa India and South Africa as well as Boston MA, Norhampton and New Mexico have asked about having a Best of the Best screening.
We are in negotiations with a major Cable network to air the Best of the Best Winners of New Media Film Festival 2010
We are negotiating with two different websites thave have 15 million viewers each to have a New Media Film Festival presents monthly airing
Final Draft has come on board as a sponsor
We have interest from Paley Center for Media to be our Theater sponsor
Backstage Magazine a division of The Hollywood Reporter has signed on as a media sponsor
Spidvid an online collaboration source has signed on as a newsletter sponsor.
We have been asked to be part of the One World One Festival that in International and has over 40K program guides distributed for Sept. 26th 2010
This is a small sampling of the events that have taken shape since our Inaugural New Media Film Festival wrapped on June 13th.


New Media Film Festival is pleased to announce its newest program New Media Film Festival-SF Bay Area, November 5– 7, 2010.

This event brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators working across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Tech.  The program features the Best of New Media and includes Short Film, Mobile, Games, Web, iApps, Animation, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. Screenings include Sundance, Cannes, Los Angeles and World Premieres as well as the best local SF Bay Area talent working in new media.  Panel discussions and demos will highlight New Technology, Financing & Monetization, the Convergence of Media and where Traditional Media meets New Media.

Our premiere event that took place in Los Angeles in June was a great success. We’re excited to bring

the event to SF Bay Area to embrace its unique blend of technology and creative talent. We’re

honoring stories worth telling and showcasing The Best in New Media – What’s New, What’s Next.

A new L.A-based festival has just popped up that addresses and celebrates all of the

unique forms that visual storytelling can take in our new media world.”– BadLit

New Media Film Festival-SF Bay Area is produced in partnership with Producers Guild of America, NATPE, IAWTV and San Francisco Writers Conference.

We are now accepting submissions for competition.  We’re seeking film & media from Content Creators and Companies with projects that originated from or have talent directly associated with the SF Bay Area. We accept audiovisual works in all formats, genres, and languages. Our programming is categorized into existing and emerging technologies that make up the contemporary mediascape.

Competition judges for finalists include industry professionals from Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Creative Convergence and United Talent Agency.  Best of SF Bay Area Winner receives $9,000 Prize Package and Programming in May 2011 New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles.

We are an IMDB Qualifier, all submissions receive an Industry Resource Ebook, the ability to be reviewed by distributors and the top 3 finalists in each category will be viewed by a distributor & have an opportunity to be aired on broadcast, online and/or theatrical distribution.  All submissions will qualify for discounted event passes.  Cost for all media submissions: $25.00

Final Submission Deadline is September 30, 2010.

Submit film & media at: www.newmediasubmissions.com

use discount code NM254 to get $5.00 off any submission. THANKS.

Susan Johnston, Founder & Director director@newmediafilmfestival.com

Philippa Burgess & Brad Kushner, Co-Directors of NMFF-SF

Contact: philippa@newmediafilmfestival.com or brad@newmediafilmfestival.com

Website: www.newmediafilmfestival.com

Please read the categories below to find out under which category to submit.  All entries will be considered for Best of SF Bay Area Grand Prize.  Cost for all media submissions: $25.00.

Submit film & media at: www.newmediasubmissions.com

Deadline:  September 30, 2010

MOBILE – Media made by and for your cell phone.  Mobile submissions are audiovisual works created by your cell phone camera and/or intended for exhibition on mobile devices. This medium has become an area of interest for many distributors and other content aggregators.  NOTE: Duration must be five minutes or less. (Limit one episode per submission. Otherwise submit as a “Web or Mobile Series”).

WEBISODE – Webisodes are audiovisual works distributed virally or on demand via the Internet. They may be created in any format (HD, 35mm, Super8, etc.) but they are intended for exclusive distribution on the Web. Content may include narrative, documentary, and experimental material in any genre. NOTE: Submissions must be 20 minutes or less. (Limit one episode per submission. Otherwise submit as a “Web or Mobile Series”).

WEB OR MOBILE SERIES –  If you have 3 or more webisodes or mobisodes that pertain to the same theme or are part of a larger series, submit them as as a web or mobile series. Like individual webisodes, web or mobile series may be created on any media (HD, 35mm, Super8, etc.) but they are intended for distribution on the Web or through a mobile service. Content may include narrative, documentary, and experimental material in any genre.  NOTE: Each webisode in the series must be under 20 minutes. Do not send more than three webisodes or mobisodes as part of your submission.

SHORTS  – Shorts are narrative or documentary works created on any format (HD, 16mm, Super8, etc.) with a duration under 30 minutes.  NOTE: (If animated, please submit as, “Animated Shorts”)

ANIMATED SHORTS – Animated content (less than 30 minutes).  NOTE: (If your content meets the criteria above you may choose to enter your animated mobile or web content here or in “Mobile” or “Web or Mobile Series”)

3D OR RED SHORTS & FEATURES – Documentary and narrative works shot on either the RED camera or with stereoscopic/3D technology qualify for this category. NOTE: For 3D submissions, be sure to send the appropriate glasses. If that is not possible, please submit a 2D version of the film.

IAPPS – They can be created for the iPhone, iPad, Evo, Nokia’s Ovi Store, Blackberry’s App World, Palm’s App Catalog, Google’s Android Market or Microsoft’s Windows Marketplace for Mobile as long as they tell as story and have a visual component they can be submitted in this category.

SRC – SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CONTENT – This is for any type of film & media content that has a socially responsible message and would like to be considered for competition in this category.

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