Author Archives: New Media Film Festival

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

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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The New Media Film Festival Celebrates a Decade of Innovation in Storytelling already tomorrow!

On June 4-6, 2019 At The Landmark 10850 W. Pico Blvd. LA CA  90064 The 10thAnnual New Media Film Festival presents 128 New Media Films & Content from 23 countries across 6 Continents.  47 World Premieres, 9 U.S. Premieres, 20 L.A. Premieres! Attend … Continue reading

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PODCAST: Out of State, Out of Mind – Hillary Bosarge

Did you know you can’t wear heels over two inches in Carmel, California? The Media Futurists Podcast is continuing the internet series with a new category: webseries! Hillary Bosarge is taking audiences on the roadtrip of a lifetime in the … Continue reading

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Creating the Future of Media

Socially Responsible Conservationist Award “Thanks to the New Media Film Festival for honoring me with the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award, thats really beautiful, it means a lot to me. And thanks for supporting our film, Living in Futures Past” – … Continue reading

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Be a Part of VIP Soiree at the New Media Film Festival

Meet the content creators and special guests. 2 glasses of wine and nosh are included in the price of the ticket!Many long term friendships and business partnerships, even one love story we know of, happened from being at the festival! … Continue reading

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