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“With industry-leading judges & a long history of featuring groundbreaking new content, the New Media Film Festival’s call for entries is one that every creator should be answering.” – Film Daily


Festival Awards. All Nominees are in competition for $45,000.00 in Awards.

Grand Prize

  • Meetings with HBO, Marvel (priceless)
  • Studio time in Los Angeles CA
  • Post Production – IDC Studio NY or LA
  • Casting & Production Services – Select Services Films Inc.
  • Distribution Offer
  • Custom hand painted wood slate
  • and the same as category winners and top 3 scripts

Category Winners each receive

  • one year subscription ($588.00 value)
  • one year membership ($189.00 value)
  • Creative Handbook
  • And are still considered for Grand Prize Award
  • Custom hand painted wood slate

  Best Script & Top 3 Scripts each receive

  • one year membership ($189.00 value)
  • one year subscription ($588.00)
  • Creative Handbook
  • listing ($390.00 value)
  • free membership ($219.00 value)
  • coverage ($169.00 value)
  • And are still considered for Grand Prize Award $45,000.00

Submission 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.
  • Meetings have been requested outside of the festival process from this review process.
  • Eligibility – all genres, formats, niches, completed by dates accepted including online content.


We Accept it All

  • All content considered, online, made public, novice, expert
  • All genres, niches, ages
  • All completed by dates
  • Distributed and Non-Distributed content
  • Inclusive & Diverse, always.



  • $45,000 in Awards
  • Audience Award, Best Category =
  • Filmustage
  •, ISA, InkTip
  • Creative Handbook
  • ScriptReaderPro
  • Scriptwriters Network
  • Custom hand painted wood slate
  • Grand Prize gets the above and
  • Meetings with HBO & Marvel
  • Studio time in Los Angeles
  • IDC Studio Post Production
  • Casting & Production from Select Services Films Inc.
  • Awards valid 1 year from festival date, non-transferable


  • IMDB Official Event

  • Member UFFO Code of Practices for Film Festivals

  • Submissions have opportunities outside of the festival process

  • Innovation Excellence Award

  • 20M reach over all SM combined

  • 80,000 newsletter subscribers

  • Submissions get distribution consideration

  •   Winner Best Festival 2021/2022 from Global Awards

  • Check out our About Us page to see the Industry Leaders that are part of our team.

  • Judges from Marvel, HBO, PBS, Rolling Stone, BBC, EMMYS, BMI, Grammys, Simon & Schuster +

    Nominee Perks

    • All-Access Pass

    • Screening in a State of the Art Theater

    • Walk the Red Carpet Press Junket

    • Be part of the Q & A after your screening

    • Be a guest of honor at the VIP Soiree

    • Highlighted in Press

    • via International Press Releases

    • Mentions in our social media (20M reach over all platforms combined)

    • To 80,000 monthly newsletter subscribers include a global audience of industry people with the power to get content into serious consideration for production.

    tech and story categories at new media film festival



    Submit early and save:

    Opening Deadline, $65

    Regular Deadline, November 4 2022, $75

    Pre-Fest Deadline January 5, 2023, $80

    Final Deadline April 3, 2023, $95

    Notification Date by April 15, 2023

    Submit for 14th Annual June 7-8, 2023

    Including but not limited to Stop Motion, Claymation, Classic, etc.

    AR, AI, 5D
    Content created with Augmented Reality (AR), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and/or 5D technologies.

    All non-digital disciplines considered to exhibit in our International Art Exhibit during the festival.

    Digital Comics
    Accepted in digital format only, no physical books please.


    Content created with a drone.

    Faith & Family                                                                     Stories that are faith based and/or family friendly.

    30 minutes or longer , any subject, genre or format.

    Gaming submit in New Media category.

    Metaverse submit in New Media category.

    Mixed Reality (MR)
    New environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.

    Media content created with your cell or phone or tablet.

    Music Only
    Submit your music audio file.

    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 such as Gaming, Metaverse, Tech Vlog’s, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

    NFT                                                                                        New Media Film Festival® is the first festival in the world (as of 4-10-21, the only festival) to accept NFT’s in competition.   100% of this category fee goes to purchase NFT’s. 

    One Page Feedback – Scripts                                            Writers asked for it, now we have added it. If you submit in our Script category and would like one page notes/feeback, please choose this option as well. This gives you an inside look into what your script is really conveying to an Industry.

    A documentary or narrative form, all genres.

    Our successful Producer Panel & Pitching is now available online.  You must own the rights to what you pitch. Our pitches have led to meetings with Execs from BBC, Warner, Sneak Preview, Qualcomm, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Lighthouse, and more.  We strategize & pitch up to 3 Execs. If  interested we connect you and are no longer involved. If no we send you why.  To hear pitching tips from Execs click here

    A program made available in digital format for automatic download over the Internet and/or apps.

    All stories in text format.   Short or long form, animation, treatments, bibles, live shows, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV any story in text format, 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 Award.

    Any content 30 minutes or under.

    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.

    Content that was made while you were a student.

    SR – Socially Responsible
    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.

    Up to 4 minutes of an excerpt from your content that you use as a preview. Judged by a journalist who reviews trailers for press.

    TV on a whole is more reliant on dialogue than action. ½ hour spot usually runs around 20 minutes and hour long around 45 minutes.

    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.

    Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform.

    Los Angeles Times

    Festival worth the entry fee.

    Movie Maker Magazine

    Makes the cutting edge accessible.

    Huffington Post

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