8th Annual

NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL

June 06, 2017 to June 08, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

FEATURE LENGTH - Media over 30 minutes
All Ages – All Cultures – All Media
Any format including but not limited to
35mm, 16mm, 8mm, 2D, HD, 5D, 7D, SI Canon, Alexa, etc.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG
"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
MOBILE/TABLET - media content created with your cell phone
Mobile/Tablet submissions are audiovisual works created by your cell phone camera and/or tablet. This medium has become an area of interest for many distributors and other content aggregators.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
SHORTS - Media under 30 minutes
Shorts are narrative or documentary works created on any format (digitally, HD, 16mm, Super8, etc.) with a duration under 30 minutes. Includes webisodes, commercials, pilots, narrative or documentary under 30 minutes.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman


"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
WEB SERIES - online media multiple (series of 3 or more)
If you have multiple webisodes that pertain to the same theme or are part of a larger series, submit them as as a web series. Like individual webisodes, web series may be created on any media (digital, 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. Please Do not send more than three webisodes as part of your submission. Pay one submission fee for us to watch the 3 episodes.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
FAQ
How many episodes may I submit ?
We review 3 episodes of your choosing

Do I need to pay for each one submitted?
Pay one price for us to review up to 3 episodes

May I send a youtube link for each submission?
Yes, we accept links to view content online.
Pilot
Any length documentary and narrative works.
A Pilot In The New Media Space is similar to the golden era of TV when you made one episode to show to executives to pick up. The beauty is now they can be any TRT (total running time).
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
3D
Content created with 3D technology or transferred to be screened in 3D, all lengths and genres. We screen 3D with DCP in a state of the art theatre,
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.

Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab
DOCUMENTARY
documentary should be submitted under this category.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman


"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
Animation
Including but not limited to Stop Motion, Claymation, Classic, etc.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
APPS
Apps can be created for the iPhone, iPad, Evo, Nokia's Ovi Store, Blackberry's App World, Palm's App Catalog, Google's Android Market, Microsoft?s Windows Marketplace and all other platforms for Mobile or tablets.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS, and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
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. Including but not limited to PSA's, short industrials, journalism. We have had stories as diverse as the Last Dinners of Death Row Inmates to Bumblebees.

Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab
Music Video
Submit to New Media Film Festival Music Video Competition

In the very first year of New Media Film Festival a music video won our Shot On Red category. We'd like to Music Videos shot on any format to have an opportunity to win, on its own, among their peers., so, this category was created.

Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab
Digital Comics
Digital Comics are accepted in digital format only (no physical books please) . Winner of this category will be judged by a Marvel Graphic Novel published writer, viewed by an award winning production company for consideration to be made into an animation or live action feature (if you are interested in that).
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
Trailers
Minimum length should be at least 30 seconds and no more than four minutes in length.
Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
New Media Scripts
All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, webseries, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you.

All Genres WGA and Non WGA accepted. The script must be either registered with Federal Copyright Office or the WGA.

QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman
New Media
Since New Media is an ever evolving arena, we have this category for those of you that have created something that you feel does not fit into our other categories listed. Possibly 5d, 7d, SI, Interactive, augmented, Gaming. If your creative endeavors want an opportunity to be considered for distribution and our $45k in combined prizes and this is the category you feel best fits what you created, please submit here.

We accept all TRT (total running times) from 30 seconds to 2 hours in this category

Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) and distribution.
Judges fromHBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn

Sniplers-the 30 second pitch
Sniplers – a 30 second pitch is a snippet of a trailer, also know as 30 second spots that are the stepping stones to get films funded, made, and seen in a longer format.

Sniplers can be produced for any project ranging from web content to features.

The winner of the Sniplers category will be watched by Industry Executives and Production Companies that option, package and make and/or fund films.

Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn

S.T.E.A.M.Science, Tech, Engineering, Art, Math
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
You may submit any genre, any length for this category. The subject matter must at some point touch on or involve one of the elements above.

Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, AFTRA/SAG, ATAS (Emmys), 3DIS and other Industry Leaders.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"The New Media Film Festival™ makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post, -Xaque Gruber

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd.” Crystal Clear Culture Rehab

"Top 10% of 20 Million profiles" - LinkedIn
Drone
All Genres, all lengths. All drone content accepted.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, SAG/AFTRA and more.

“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman
Virtual Reality
Any and all footage that uses and/or encompasses Virtual Reality technology is accepted.
Judges from HBO, Marvel, Emmys, Oscars, SAG/AFTRA, 3DI and more.
QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Honoring Stories Worth Telling. New Media Film Festival Brings The Best in New Media To The World.
Learn What's New, What's Next... in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies & formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

June 6-8 2017
8th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" - New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling. Offering more than 20 competitive categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling - from web series to tablet media to 3D extravaganzas. With Virtual Reality and Drone newly added categories, Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, "Makes the cutting edge accessible."

Oscar winner, Nicholas Reed marvels at the festivals innovative programming, "The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2010, with their strange categories, web series, 3D storytelling, digital comics, now all of a sudden these phrases are the new normal. The NMFF is always looking to the future, challenging creators, the market and the audience to discover new storytelling. There are not many festivals pushing the limits - go NMFF!"

The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. The festival honored Leonardo DiCpario with the award after his film Worst Shark Attack Ever premiered as part of the SRC - Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. The Director of this film and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey accepted the award on behalf of DiCaprio.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers®,30-second pitch featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in awards. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on the New Media 2D & 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.

MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world. Learn What's New, What's Next... in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve - there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today!


For years, The New Media Film Festival has led the way in the pursuit of stories worth telling, the exploration of new media technologies, boundary pushing resulting in new distribution models and creating and establishing new methodologies in the global monetization of content. The New Media Film Festival embodies the transformative power of the cinematic arts and it reaches across cultural bridges to wed story and technology for everyone.

QUOTES:
“If the TED Conference is where technology, entertainment and design meet in a broad forum, then the New Media Film Festival is its cinematic counterpart.” - VG

"I thank the New Media film festival for what they've done for young filmmakers." – Legendary Director Roger Corman

"Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee" - Movie Maker Magazine

"The New Media Film Festival makes the cutting edge accessible".-Huffington Post

"Sundance for the Facebook Crowd."-Culture Rehab

Check our website often www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com for panels, events, updates, news.

80K newsletter subscribers
10.5MM verifiable reach over all social media platforms.


SAVE THE DATE: June 6-8 2017 at
The Landmark Theater 10850 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90064
For our 7th Annual New Media Film Festival
Sponsors, fans, filmmakers and you.
Join filmmakers from around the world, hear industry leaders, network with distributors and funders. Enjoy 20 plus categories of screenings, panels with industry Leaders, Red Carpet Press Junket, VIP Soiree Networking, Q & A with filmmakers in attendance an International Art Exhibit, a New Media Marketing Table (place one/take one) and much more.

Our Founder/Director, Susan Johnston (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0426856/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) is a Media Futurist
IMDb qualifying
International & Affordable-All Ages, All Cultures, All Media

WE GIVE BACK:
Each year we donate to a different non-profit and give tickets to students.

Some recipients include: LA High School #9, LA Film School Students, weSPARK, Unemployment Fund and The Madrone Project!. GATE, SaveTheWhales, EyeCare4kids and more.

Experts in New Media Technology and Filmmaking share the Who, What, Why and How Social media, alternative distribution...the trials and tribulations of releasing independent films.

In addition to showcasing multiple categories of entered submissions throughout the festival, each entry is considered not only for screening at the festival, but also for distribution. If accepted for distribution, you will be contacted and sent the terms and placement for your review. Thanks.

Submission/Entry Fee-covers the reviewing/screening process, if accepted, then the judging process for a chance to win category prizes and/or the Grand Prize (see prize page)

Up to 3 people review/screen your content based on story, production value, New Media. If 2-3 of the screeners approve of your content based on our criteria: story, production value, a snippet of new media,you are accepted in to the festival.

Judging Process:
If your content gets accepted into the festival, the New Media Film Festival team will choose the top 3 in each category. Those top 3 chosen in each category go before our judges to choose the category winners and the Grand Prize Winner.

Submissions accepted thru April 25, 2017, notification by Mid May 2017 then join us at the festival June 6-8 2017 in Los Angeles CA www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

PLEASE NOTE, WE WILL ACCEPT LINKS TO VIEW YOUR CONTENT ONLINE FOR THE REVIEWING PROCESS. WE CAN ALSO SEND YOU A FREE LINK TO EMAIL US .MP4 VERSIONS. SORRY, NO REFUNDS.

ORGANIZERS

Susan Johnston (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

Rules and Regulations:

New Media Film Festival: The Best in New Media-What's New, What's Next...Honoring Stories Worth Telling in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

FYI -We update WAB in sections, so you may not see your submission updated for up to a month at a time. Please be patient and check back within a month of submitting. We contact you directly to let you know if you are accepted or not into the festival by the deadline. Thanks.

New Media Film Festival prefers submissions via Secure Online Screener or other digital formats. We do accept links to view online. If absolutely necessary, you may instead select to send us a DVD or Blu-ray of your submission.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival:

Terms and Condition


Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival:

By submitting your work to the New Media Film Festival, you are agreeing to this statement. In submitting this work, I am claiming that it is my own and that I hold all necessary copyright or have the permission of the appropriate owners of copyright to incorporate portions of their work.

Yes, I am the creator and author of the work submitted.

In the event that my entry contains the work of other individuals or organizations (including any copyrighted photographs, musical compositions, etc.), I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and/or licenses.

Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the visual elements in this entry.

Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the audio in this entry.

Entrants are responsible for transportation costs, insurance charges and any customs fees incurred when shipping to the festival. New Media Film Festival is not responsible for tapes damaged or lost in transit. Works submitted for jury selection will not be returned after the close of the festival. No media/film accepted for programming can be pulled from the festival.

New Media Film Festival does not check to make sure that you have cleared these materials at any point during the application process, nor will we be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. Quite often, rights holders offer reduced rates for festival films, so you should contact them directly to avoid any possible rights infringements.

Please note, there is a deliverables deadline for each venue. If you do not meet that deadline it is possible we will not be able to screen your content. Deliverables are the responsibility of the person submitting.

Submission fee is non refundable