10th Annual


June 04, 2019 to June 06, 2019

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Film Market
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The Landmark
10850 W. Pico Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90064
Phone: 310-288-1100

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

3D - 5D
3D or 5D content
Apps can be created for Mobile or tablets. We will screen your app demo video if accepted.
Artificial Intelligence
Content created with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or specifically about AI.
Augemented Reality
Augmented Reality (AR) Content
Digital Comic
Digital Comics are accepted in digital format only, no physical books please.
non-fiction content
30 minutes or longer , any subject, genre or format.
Media content created with your cell or phone or tablet.
Music Only
Music Only, MP3. Winner of this category is the music for the Sizzle reel posted on our website and in press releases. All festival perks and awards are still in consideration.
Music Video
All Music Videos Welcome.
New Media
Since New Media is an ever evolving arena, we have this category for those of you that have created something that is not right for our other categories.
Photographs - Artwork
We accept photographs and artwork for consideration to be curated into the International Art Exhibit which is during the festival. Full festival perks and press go along with being accepted.
A pilot is a standalone episode of a series that is used to sell and/or launch the show.
A program made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet and/or apps.
All Scripts. Short or long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. There is not a limit on page numbers. Top 3 winners in this category win Industry memberships valued at $1000.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize
You may submit any genre, any length for this category. The subject matter must at some point touch on or involve one of these elements: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and/or Math.
Any content 30 minutes or under.
Snipler - 30 second pitch
Think of it as a snippet of a trailer, a way to pitch a project vs. preview a project (trailer).
Socially Responsible Content
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, industrials, journalism. We have had stories as diverse as the Last Dinners of Death Row Inmates to Bumblebees.
Virtual Reality - 360
Any content created with Virtual Reality or 360 technology.
Web Series
A series of scripted or non-scripted videos, generally in episodic form.


Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world.
“When the NMFF began in 2009, non-traditional media like virtual reality and mobile content were almost considered to be science-fiction in the Industry. Few people had experienced the power of these innovative technologies, let alone how they would revolutionize the way we consume media today. The NMFF doesn’t just show great films. It champions new forms of storytelling in the 21st Century.” -As noted by noted film programmer and board member David Kleiler,


A total of $45,000 USD in awards will be presented

NEW – Emmys ® Award Consultant for one chosen entrant.
20 + Categories
Best in Category – Audience & Grand Prize Awards
All content considered, even online, made public, novice, expert
Member UFFO’s Code of Practices for Film Festivals
IMDB official event
Submissions have opportunities outside the festival process
If accepted
A celebration, discovery, and recognition for all.
All Access Pass
Access to deal makers, creatives and talent.
Red Carpet Interfviews, Q & A’s after your screening and more.

The New Media Film Festival team works hard to produce a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators that highlights and honors globally in the New Media industry.

We are also one of the most unique festivals that also works hard to find distribution and other opportunities for almost all our official selections - not just the winners. Content creators who submit, whether officially selected or not, have opportunities outside of the normal festival process. Everything from distribution, connections to other festivals, conferences, press opportunities and more.

See below to see all the criteria you need to enter our festival. First round selections will be announced January! We hope to see you this summer!

Thinking about submitting? Here is what you should know!
Submission/Entry Process

Up to 3 Industry leaders 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, you are accepted in to the festival.

- We accept projects that were completed at any time. We do not have a cut off date to when this project was completed.

- We accept projects whether or not you have distribution. We also have no festival exclusivity clauses - and you have FULL CREATIVE RIGHTS for your content.

- Your project is not only limited to one category. Make sure to check out all our categories and submit to the ones that fit your content. You must pay a new submission fee per each category.

- We accept content that has already been published online or made public

- We accept any format (see below for more details)

- Each submission is considered for screening, competition ($45,000 in awards) Best in Category and/or distribution - even if you are not a grand prize winner.

- Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, ATAS (Emmys) and other Industry Leaders.

- We enjoy hearing from you and return all e-mails usually within 24 hours. E-mails us any comments or concerns by clicking contact at www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com

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


Crystal Zan; Susan Johnston (Festival Director)


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 may contact you directly. All deliverables are the responsibility of the submitter as well as meeting deadlines of said deliverables when accepted.

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.


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