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11th New Media Film Festival June 3-4 2020 at The Landmark W. Pico LA CA


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Attend the 11th Annual New Media Film Festival

  • 1st Major Festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms
  • A celebration, discovery, and recognition for all.
  • VIP Badges and Individual Tickets.
  • Access to deal makers, creatives and talent.
  • Enjoy - Red Carpet, Soiree, Live Music, Screenings, Panels, Awards, Networking, International Art Exhibit, Q & A’s, Marketing Table

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Legend Award & Socially Responsible Conservationist Award Recipients

Honoring Stories Worth Telling

Socially Responsible Conservationist Award
- A Love Song to Earth

Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) - Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q'orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope.

All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.

Ray Bradbury

‘The Legend’ Award

Ray Bradbury was honored with ‘The Legend’ award by Hollywood celebrities at the New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles. The legendary writer for Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles and others, was supposed to attend the event and accept the award. But unfortunately, he passed away a week before the event.

Duncan Rouleau of Ben 10 fame offered tribute to the great writer and then introduced Oscar Nominee Sally Kirkland who accepted the award on behalf of Bradbury. The actress has worked with Ray during the shooting of ‘The Zero Hour’ and had auditioned for ‘Fahrenheit 451’, but her role went to Julie Christie instead. William Shatner’s tribute was read out by Brett Stimley who has worked with Ray Bradbury in ‘Kaleidoscope’.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Responsible Conservationist Award

New Media Film Festival was proud and honored to present Leonardo DiCaprio with the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award for his Conservation dedication and efforts via Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation - Dedicated to protecting Earth’s last wild places and implementing solutions that create a harmonious relationship between humanity and the natural world. This recognition stems from Leonardo DiCaprio's opening scenes in Worst Shark Attack Ever which was programmed in the SRC - Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. So, it is fitting that the Director of this film and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey accepted the award on behalf of Leonardo DiCaprio.

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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" - Jeff Bridges

Testimonials for the Annual New Media Film Festival

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 of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness of how storytellíng is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next
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Matthew Modine
Emmy and Golden Globe nominee
As an African American filmmaker I've never felt more relaxed or inspired at a film festival. While #OscarsSoWhite is trending in Hollywood the New Media Film Festival 2016 has quietly shown the world how to honor content makers from across every discipline imaginable - and every ethnicity - without sacrificing its core identity. That's an amazing feat, worthy of imitation. I think the New Media Film Festival is the future of film festivals. Congratulations!
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John Carstarphen
Independent Producer/Writer/Director
The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2009, 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!
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Nicholas Reed
Oscar Winner
I could not think of a better city where this kind of artistic and cultural exchange could take place, other than Los Angeles. This festival brings the globe to Los Angeles and Los Angeles to the globe.
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Paul Koretz
Councilmember


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Festival Reviews

Eric Mann
Eric Mann

A wonderful festival and so honored to be there! It was such a delight being there, and being surrounded by a space where people feel safe to create and share. It's a thoughtful and poignant festival, and Susan really pours her heart into it! So much congrats on 10 years!

June 2019


Mary McGloin
Mary McGloin

I was thrilled to hear Episode 3 of our show, Tech Bettys, would World Premiere at the 10th Annual New Media Film Festival. It's not often that you get to see your webseries on a proper movie theatre movie screen in downtown Los Angeles! I was ever more thrilled to have the chance to pitch my project in front of producers in the industry and blown away that we won the Audience Award. The festival offers ample opportunity to network with fellow filmmakers, with a VIP Soiree and networking events. There's even a Red Carpet with press junket! Being from NYC, I knew it would be hard to get any of our cast and crew out to LA for the event, but our director, Kathleen Davison and myself enjoyed the festival very much. It was obvious that Susan and her team really care about the filmmakers and I feel proud to have been a part of this year's festival. It is a unique festival with very different categories than your traditional festivals, and given the explosion of activity in the new media space, I am glad to see there's a festival dedicated to the medium.

June 2019


Steven Wishnoff
Steven Wishnoff

New Media Film Festival is one of the best and best run in LA. With so many different platforms falling under "new media" it's refreshing to see a festival that understands that Content is King! And the Opening night VIP reception was a terrific networking opporutnity that we took full advantage of.

June 2017

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