“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

Honoring Stories Worth Telling since 2009. 

New Media Film Festival® the festival you’ll want to enter.

Pushing the envelope is a big deal in the film industry but telling the same old stories will not get your name out there. You have to innovate and tell a new story. If this sounds like you, then the New Media Film Festival® is the perfect place to showcase your content. All judges have requested meetings with creators who have submitted to our festival.

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.
  • Creators retain the rights to their content. Nominee files are for festival purposes only.


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.


“Top six festivals for content creators” — Backstage Magazine

“Five Stars.” — FilmFreeway, Global Awards & Google


  • All Nominees in competition for Grand Prize $45,000.00 in awards.
    • Meetings with HBO, Marvel (priceless)
    • Studio time in Los Angeles CA
    • Casting & Production Services – Select Services Films Inc.
    • Optional Distribution Offer
    • Post Production Mongo Media Solutions
    • Custom hand painted wood film slate
    • and below
    Category Winners & Top 3 Scripts receive
    • Creative Handbook
    • And are still considered for Grand Prize Award $45,000
    • Custom hand painted wood film slate
    • Filmustage Package
    • Script Reader Pro Pacakge
    • Scriptwriters Network Package
  • 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
  • 20M reach over all SM combined
  • 80,000 newsletter subscribers
  • Submissions = distribution consideration
  • Winner Best Festival 2021-2024 from Global Awards & Innovation Awards
  •  About Us page = 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 to Director aka Nominee
  • Walk the Eco-friendly Step & Repeat
  • Nominee Q & A at end of screening session
  • Be a guest of honor at the VIP Soiree
  • Highlighted in International Press
  • Mentions in our Social Media (20M reach over all platforms combined)
  • Cast & Crew listed online!
  • Guest discount code for 2 week window
  • In our 80,000 subscriber newsletter
  • Our global audience of Industry people with the power to get content into serious consideration for production.
  • Distribution consideration:
    • We have relationships with over 2500 platforms including the majors, and ancillary.  Each offer is different. There have been some money guarantees. Many titles have been nominated and / or won an Emmy or Oscar.  We have not seen less than  70/30 split, non-exclusive.
tech and story categories at new media film festival



Submit early and save:

16th Edition Opening Deadline, $65

Regular Deadline, November 6 2024, $75

Pre-Fest Deadline January 6, 2025, $80

Final Deadline April 6, 2025, $95

Notification Date by April 15, 2025

Submit for 16th Annual June 4-5  2025

Los Angeles CA

Animation  Enter your animation for a chance to have it shown on the big screen & win awards! Including but not limited to #Stop Motion #Claymation.

AR, MR, AI, 5D  Utilize the power of #AR, #AI, #MR and #5D to create your own cutting edge content, and experience the future of reality! #Tech #Innovation

Artwork  From sculptures to textiles, from abstract to hyperrealism, submit your art & join us to experience the best of art from around the globe at our International Art Exhibit! #ArtExhibitions #internationalArtFestival

Children  Children are our future. What stories are you creating for children? What stories are the children creating? Right now, that demographic would be Gen Alpha, they are the first to be born entirely in the 21st Century.

Digital Comics  Going digital has never been easier! Submit your #DigitalComic #NewFormat #DigitalEdition #ComicBooks today.

Documentary  Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and a great documentary is the perfect way to explore and reflect on the remarkable stories of humans throughout history. #documentary #storytelling #inspiration #education

Drone  Exploring the unknown with a drone! From breathtaking aerial shots to catching the intricacies of nature, drones make it possible.  #DroneVideos #DroneLife #TakeFlight #AerialPhotography

Faith & Family  Creating moments that are meaningful for all audiences.  #StayConnected #FaithandFamily #FamilyTime

Feature  30 minutes or longer , any subject, genre or format. Feature length film, the standard for streaming platforms.  #moviemaking #filmmakerslife #behindthescenes #filmfestival

Gaming  We love the world of gaming – the thrill of victory, the adventure of exploring new worlds, and the excitement of competing with friends! #GamerLife #GameOn #GamingCommunity #LevelUp

Metaverse   A network of 3D virtual worlds focused on social connection. #Metaverse #3DWorlds #SocialConnection

Mobile/Tablet  Your media content created with cell phone and/or tablet. #digitalcontent #mediavibes #mobilesector #appculture

Music Only   Submit your music mp3 file now and show us what you got! #musiclover #mp3files #creativeminds #musicanslife

Music Video  Inspire us with your latest Music video #musicvideo #music

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  We are the 1st festival accepting NFT’s and 100% of the category fee goes towards NFT purchases. Don’t miss out! #NFTs #NewMediaFilmFestival #NFTSociety #CryptoArt

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/feedback, please choose this option as well. This gives you an inside look into what your script is really conveying to an Industry.

Pilot  Pilot season is full of exciting possibilities! From documentaries to narratives, no matter what genre you create. #Pilot #TVSeason

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 2 Execs. If  interested we connect you and are no longer involved. Showcase what you’ve got at the door of opportunity. #Innovate #Invent #Create #Inspire  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.  Submit your video or audio podcast today. #podcasts#audio#internet#listen

All stories in text format.   Short or long form, animation, treatments, bibles, live shows, plays, 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.  #TellYourStory #Scripts #Writing #Industry

Any content 30 minutes or under.

STEAM  content that explores the power of creativity and knowledge when you combine Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. #STEM #CreativityMatters #ExploreKnowledge #STEAMLife

Student  Student film makers are crushing it! Witness brilliance as they show us what they can accomplish. From script to finish, these young minds are taking the stage! #studentfilm #shortfilm #filmfest #studenttalent

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. #SRContent #MediaAwareness #SocialConscience #BeTheChange

Trailers  are a preview of what’s to come in your new favorite story. Category judges by  a journalist who exclusively reviews trailers for press. #MovieLovers #TrailerPremiere #MovieReviews #Trailer

TV  Calling all TV creators!  Submit your shows.. This is your chance to showcase   your hard work and talent in TV. #SubmissionsOpen #TV #Festival

Virtual Reality / 360
Any content created with Virtual Reality or 360 technology. The thrill and power of #VR #VirtualReality in Immersive content and interactive story experiences!   #360degree

Web Series  A series of scripted or non-scripted videos, generally in episodic form.  SubmitYourWebSeries now & share your world of entertainment. #WebSeries #WatchNow #SubmitNow #Entertainment

Keep in mind:  Premiere status is important.  Once accepted, your Los Angeles, World, or US Premiere must be kept with us through the festival date.  We have 28 categories and all are treated equally. Each gets a Q & A, grand prize consideration, a magazine interview opportunity as well as you are screened. For scripts, music only, podcasts, digital comics, each year we create a unique video highlighting those nominees.

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

Festival Awards

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