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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

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Gregory Blair’s “Deadly Revisions” – Success Story

Actor, Director and Playwright, Gregory Blair, was part of the Snipler: 30 Second Pitch category at the 2012 New Media Film Festival. Sniplers – snippets of a trailer – are 30 second spots that are the stepping stones to get … Continue reading

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“New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allows artists to create and express their skills for a multitude … Continue reading

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Become a Festival Sponsor

80,000 Newsletter Subscribers, 10.5 Million Social Media Reach Our partnerships have many benefits! Festival Elements Be seen through countless marketing avenues Film Screenings Celebrity Panels Technology Previews Distribution Meet-n-Greets Industry Introductions Private Meeting Rooms Remarkable creative – collaboration Parties A … Continue reading

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If I haven’t told you … Always a pleasure to work with Susan Johnston. Honoring Stories Worth Telling

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Awards Content Creators vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in a mix of services, meetings with HBO, Arpix Media & Marvel reps as well as some cash prizes. See below for details. Best of Category Award winners receive: … Continue reading

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Categories at the New Media Film Festival

Here are just a few of the 20+ award categories offered at the New Media Film Festival: Scripts All Scripts. Short or long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. … Continue reading

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