New Media Film Festival (15)


11 Apr 2023
Call for entries

06 Sep 2023
Early deadline

06 Nov 2023
Standard deadline

06 Jan 2024
Late deadline

06 Mar 2024
Festival closed

18 Apr 2024
Notification date

05 Jun 2024
06 Jun 2024


2355 Westwood Blvd. #381,  90064, Los Angeles, CA - California, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  120'<
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Festival start: 05 June 2024      Festival end: 06 June 2024


15th Annual
Honoring Stories Worth Telling
June 5-6 2024
In 90064 area.

Content creators who submit, whether officially selected or not, have opportunities outside of the normal festival process. Everything from distribution, connections to other festivals, conferences, press opportunities and more.

Thinking about submitting? Here is what you should know!

• Emmys ® Consultant for one entry (we can broadcast)
• 25 Categories
• In competition for Grand Prize - $45,000 in Awards
• In competition for Best of Category & Audience Awards
• Judges from HBO, Marvel, Grammys, ATAS (Emmys) and more.
• Have opportunities outside of festival
• Top 3 Scripts get $1000.00 in Writing Industry Perks
• We are a UFFO code of practices Member
• Submit- Online, Public, Novice & Expert Content
• No cut-off date to when your project was completed.
• We accept projects whether or not you have distribution.
• We also have no festival exclusivity clauses - and you have FULL CREATIVE RIGHTS for your content.
• Your project is not only limited to one category. Make sure to check out all our categories and submit to the ones that fit your content. You must pay a new submission fee per each category.
• We accept content that has already been published online or made public
• We accept all formats.

In a world where technology is ever-evolving, it is a story that will satiate the soul of humans.
Not just any story, but stories worth telling.

The New Media Film Festival team works hard to produce a cutting-edge, fair, upscale festival devoted to upcoming and seasoned content creators that highlights and honors stories worth telling globally.

If accepted into festival:
• Receive All Access Pass to festival
• Be part of the Q & A in your screening session (scripts included).
• Walk the Red Carpet for Press Interviews
• Be part of the VIP Soiree, honoring the nominees.
• Press in our monthly newsletter to 80,000.
• Be in competition for $45,000 in Awards – judges from Marvel, HBO, Emmys & more.

Join us:
• 1st Major Festival celebrating innovation, story, mediums & platforms
• Screenings with Q & A’s
• VIP Soiree-Red Carpet Press Junket
• Networking Lounge w/ actor headshot drop off
• Producer Panel & Pitching
• New Media Marketing Table (place one-take one)
• VR, International Art Exhibit, Musical Opener

3D, 360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mobile/Tablet, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers – 30 second pitch, SRC- Socially Responsible Content, STEAM, Student, Trailers, Virtual Reality, Web Series

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® - submit today!

What attendees are saying:
“A very unique curation of films, new media and scripts. And a very entertaining event. The hosts and show staff went out of their way to make sure this was a memorable and special event.” – Jim Wilmer
“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 opportunity that we took full advantage of.” - Steven Wishnoff

“Worth The Entry Fee”
- Movie Maker Magazine

“Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible”
– Huffington Post

“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers”
-Roger Corman

”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”
-Festival World

“Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform” - Hero Complex



Content Creators vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in a mix of services, meetings with HBO, Arpix Media & Marvel reps as well as some cash prizes. See below for details.
Best of Category Award winners receive:

A customized hand painted wood Slate Board
An opportunity for a Distribution deal
Top 3 in Student category get $100 cash each & In competition for Grand Prize
Top 3 in Script category gets $1,000 in Writing Industry Perks each & In competition for Grand Prize
The Best Script gets an interview in The Script Lab Magazine

View the 2018 Award Recipients list
Grand Prize Award:

This award encompasses it all: Story, Production Value, Above & Below the line, everything you need to finish your current project or get started on a new one.

A customized hand painted wood Slate Board
An opportunity for a Distribution deal
Studio time in Los Angeles CA
Meeting with HBO
Meeting with Marvel
Post Production Services from Mongo Media
Music Supervisor & Owner Arpix Media Inc., Ron Proulx
Casting Services for your project provided by Select Services Films Inc.
Resources and Production Consulting provided by Susan Johnston Casting
An opportunity for a Distribution deal

The Grand Prize Award Package and category winner awards are valued at over $45,000.00 and are non transferable. These are in kind services only and cannot be redeemed for cash. Good for one year from date of festival won at. All scheduling subject to availability.

If you are not present when we announce your name at the Awards Ceremony, we will ship your personalized award upon receipt of a pre paid shipping label or the cost to ship.

All types of media are accepted regardless of when they were completed. You must own the rights to submit your content.

Submission/Entry Fee -
Each entry is considered for screening, competition ($45k in awards) and distribution. You may submit a link for us to view your content online. If accepted into the festival, DCP for 3D, h.264, .mp3, dvd or Blu Ray for 2D are screening formats. Thanks.

Submission/Entry Process -
Up to 3 people 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: story, production value, a snippet of new media, you are accepted in to the festival.

Judging Process -
If your content gets accepted into the festival, the New Media Film Festival team will choose the top 3 in each category. Those top 3 chosen in each category go before our judges to choose the category winners and the Grand Prize Winner. Please note, each category has a Best Of Winner.

We communicate via email
We will notify you if you are accepted into the festival
We may offer you distribution even if you were not accepted into the festival.
We are proud to be able to move all kinds of content forward, to be seen, screened and monetize.
There are no refunds.
Thanks for submitting.

Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival: Terms and Condition Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival: By submitting your work to the New Media Film Festival, you are agreeing to this statement. In submitting this work, I am claiming that it is my own and that I hold all necessary copyright or have the permission of the appropriate owners of copyright to incorporate portions of their work. Yes, I am the creator and author of the work submitted. In the event that my entry contains the work of other individuals or organizations (including any copyrighted photographs, musical compositions, etc.), I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and/or licenses. Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the visual elements in this entry. Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the audio in this entry. Entrants are responsible for transportation costs, insurance charges and any customs fees incurred when shipping to the festival. New Media Film Festival is not responsible for tapes damaged or lost in transit. Works submitted for jury selection will not be returned after the close of the festival. No media/film accepted for programming can be pulled from the festival. New Media Film Festival does not check to make sure that you have cleared these materials at any point during the application process, nor will we be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. Quite often, rights holders offer reduced rates for festival films, so you should contact them directly to avoid any possible rights infringements. Please note, there is a deliverables deadline for each venue. If you do not meet that deadline it is possible we will not be able to screen your content. Deliverables are the responsibility of the person submitting. Submission fee is non refundable

A runtime of any length is permitted

No requirement for completed by date.

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution



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