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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

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Honoring Stories Worth Telling 

  • All ages, cultures & media considered for $45k in Awards.
  • 1st time creators to Oscar Winners
  • Marvel – HBO – PBS – BBC – Grammys – Emmys – Judges
  • 1st look deals with Netflix, PBS, and other distriubtion opportunities.
  • You always retain the rights to your content & entry data.
  • 28 Classic & Technology categories.
  • Emmys® Award Consulting & Broadcasting for 1 entry.
  • People who submit & attend have benefited from connections to programming, funding, publishing, bookings, executives, distribution, press, sales & more.
  • New categories – Pitching, NFT, One Page Feedback. See category descriptions below.

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 and niches
  • All completed by dates
  • Distributed and Non-Distributed content
  • Inclusive & Diverse, always.

Terms-Conditions

Awards

  • Vie for $45,000 USD  in Awards
  • Meetings with HBO, Marvel & Arpix Media
  • InkTip-ISA,-ScriptReaderPro-iPitchTV, Filmustage packages
  • Grand Prize, Best in Category, Audience & Top 3 Scripts awards
  • Custom hand painted wood slate
  • Studio time in Los Angeles CA
  • Post Production re Mongo Media Services
  • Casting & Production Services – Select Services Films Inc.

Legit

  • Member UFFO’s Code of Practices for Film Festivals
  • IMDB official event
  • Submissions have opportunities outside the festival process
  • Submissions get distribution consideration
  • Awards valid 1 year from festival dates, non-transferable

Nominee Perks

  • All-Access Pass
  • Walk the Red Carpet for press interviews
  • Be part of the Q & A after your screening
  • Be a guest of honor at the VIP Soiree
  • Marketing to our 80,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Social Media Press & International Press Releases

Deadlines

 

Submit early and save:

 

Opening Deadline September 3, 2021 $60

Early Bird Deadline November 3, 2021 $65

Regular Deadline January 3, 2022, $70

Late Deadline March 3, 2022, $75

Final Deadline April 3, 2022, $80

Notification Date by April 15, 2022

Submit for 13th Annual June 1-2, 2022

Category Descriptions

Animation
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.

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

Apps
Apps can be created for Mobile or tablets. We will screen your app demo video if accepted.

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

Documentary
Non-fiction.

Drone
Content created with a drone.

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

Mixed Reality
Mixed reality (MR) is the merging of real and virtual worlds to produce new environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects co-exist and interact in real time.

Mobile/Tablet
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, 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 and the award winner gets purchased live during the awards ceremony. 100% of this category fee goes to purchase NFT.

Put simply, an NFT can be viewed as a valuable digital asset or a one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. This new technology has recently set off a trend of high-priced digital art.

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 will give you an inside look into what your script is really conveying to an Industry reader

Pilot
A documentary or narrative form, all genres.

Pitching
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 gohere

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

Scripts
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.

Shorts
Any content 30 minutes or under.

Snipler – a 30 second pitch
Think of it as a snippet of a trailer, a way to pitch a project vs. preview a project (trailer).

STEAM
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.

Student
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.

Trailers
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
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.

Web Series Promo
This is between a trailer and an episode, various time lengths, usually one scene.

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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