New Media Film Festival® 2023: A Boundary-Pushing Ideology, Creating an Environment for Creators to Thrive.

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june 5th
june 5th

New Media Film Festival® 2023: A Boundary-Pushing Ideology, Creating an Environment for Creators to Thrive.

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June 7-8 2023 starts the 14th edition of the multiple award winning New Media Film Festival® in Los Angeles CA. The stories, cast and crew continue to be diverse in all areas. Nominees vie for $45,000 in awards with judges from Marvel, HBO, PBS, BBC, ABC, GRAMMYS, EMMYS, Simon & Schuster.

The lineup includes USA Premiere Space Bar. You know WGA & Emmy Winner Mike Drucker from over 20 hits shows including Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Mystery Science Theater 3000. about A human woman and her alien co-workers use the bar they run as a front for committing intergalactic crime.

The L.A. Premiere of Stay Alive, My Son from Venice, TIFF & Sundance Alum & PGA Award Winner, Victoria Bousis is a nominee in the gaming category. This is a story of Yathay Pin. Upon being shown a photograph of a 6- year old boy, now digitally aged to 50, Yathay’ s realities collide. As the players experience Yathay’ s journey, they discover his reason for living: to reclaim all that he lost and to reunite with his son. Therefore, finding his salvation and healing his heart. This title is from Greece and screens on June 8th. More details here

Oscar Nom Amy Duarte is a nominee in the Digital Comic category, her story I.M.L.A. ~ A Musical Graphic Novel is about Queer Femmes of Color on their Hero’s Journey through Tinsel Town, as told in a musical video graphic novel.

In the short category, Emmy Winner Katie O’Grady helms All Over Everywhere, a story about A quick trip to the restroom starts as an emergency session with Seniors, Elizabeth and Ava, over Zoe’s failing relationship and ends with a full on party in the newly named gender neutral bathroom. Screening June 8th in Los Angeles. Further details here

This edition is hybrid online, June 7th and in Los Angeles June 8th, with different content each day. The festival will feature 106 New Media Films and content from 22 countries of which 37 world premieres – 10 US premieres and 41 L.A. Premieres –

Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Faroe Islands, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay.

See the full list of nominees and festival details here


New Media Film Festival celebrates and showcases talent through innovative storytelling. Here we celebrate works of all ages, all cultures and all media. This multiple award-winning festival implements new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media. Through our boundary-pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive.

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City: LA
State: CA 90064
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