Author Archives: New Media Film Festival

About New Media Film Festival

New Media is an infinite catalyst for story & technology. Best Digital Festival - Luxe Living Makes the Cutting Edge accessible - HuffPo Worth the entry fee - MovieMakerMag "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

The Media Futurists Podcast: Innovators Series, Episode 5: Six Figures, No Suits

On the final episode of our Innovators Series, we’re speaking with Aaron Wright about his journey in creating the world’s home for construction-centered series and films. His series, Six Figures: No Suits, won the grand prize at this year’s festival! … Continue reading

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The Media Futurist Podcast: innovator’s Series, Episode 4: Burning Man-The Build

On the fourth episode of our Innovators Series, we’re speaking with Matt Emmi about his drone short, Burning Man: The Build. Burning Man, a human achievement made every year in the middle of the desert. We’re talking with Matt Emmi … Continue reading

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Innovators Series, Episode 2: Take It From the Top

On the second episode of our Innovator’s Series, we’re speaking with Jill Whelan about taking the cast and crew of the 70s sitcom The Love Boat and making the jump to independent, digital, web series filmmaking on Take it From … Continue reading

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PODCAST: – Innovators Series, Episode 1: David Bowie Is

The Media Futurist podcast, check in every week for new Podcasts, where we’ll talk with the New Media Film Festival global community of creators to discuss projects and the new technologies that made them possible. Innovator Series, Episode 1 – … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Q and A with Adam Ravetch, VR Cinematographer

The Media Futurists Podcast has completed its two-part series – thanks so much for joining us for the ride! Here’s a bonus episode to express our appreciation: a Q&A with Adam Ravetch from Arctic Bear Productions. Did our VR series … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Confessions of a Gamer’s Girlfriend – Alexandra Kirr

What do you do when your boyfriend’s gaming obsession starts leveling up? You make a webseries, of course! The YouTube webseries “Confessions of a Gamer’s Girlfriend” was born on a ladies’ wine night, and the hilariously relatable episodes are based … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Tech Bettys – Mary McGloin

The future is female! It’s hard being a woman in a male-dominated field like tech, so our next featured internet creator is here to bring a much-needed (and humorous) eye to workplace sexism. On this episode of the Media Futurists … Continue reading

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