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

Traveling from to Halifax Nova Scotia to Cape Breton? Stay in Pictou at least one night: it will change your life.

Choose a road trip experience based on which highway you take to get to Cape Breton. Highways 102, 104 and 106 Want a little royalty – King George V, Baseball Legend Babe Ruth and Leading Actor Cary Grant all stayed … Continue reading

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The Media Futurists Podcast: Writers Series Ep 5: Judah Ray

This is the final episode of our Writers Series, where on every episode we sit down with creatives and discuss projects and the tools that made them possible. Judah Ray toured the festival circuit with his script, Making Peace, until … Continue reading

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The Media Futurists Podcast: Writers Series Ep 4: Annette Rodig

Check in every week on the Media Futurists Podcast for our Writers Series, where on every episode we’ll sit down with creatives and discuss projects and the tools that made them possible. Annette Rodig was so inspired by events that … Continue reading

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The Media Futurists Podcast – Writers Series Ep 3: Heather Hale

The Undetected won Top 3 Best Scripts at the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival Continue reading

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The Media Futurists Podcast Writers Series Ep 2: Lele Park

This week’s episode is filled with honest thoughts and stories from Lele Park, screenwriter of Ache, about when drawing inspiration from our lives gets a bit too personal. Continue reading

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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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