8th Annual New Media Film Festival

 The Best in New Media, honoring stories worth telling

8th Annual New Media Film Festival

3 Days of Excitement With

Opening Night, Screenings, Awards Ceremony, Winners, Virtual Reality

June 6, 7, 8 at The Landmark Theater

 

(Los Angeles, CA) – There were new learning experiences for everyone at the 8th New Media Film Festival which has always been on the cutting edge of filmmaking and this year did not disappoint. The festival happened June 6, 7, 8, 2017 at The Landmark Theater.  Susan Johnston, Founder/Director, New Media Film Festival always makes sure that Film Fest impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling – from web series, 3D, 360, AR, AI, 5D to VR. There were Eighty-seven (87) new media films and content from 34 countries and outer space shown at festival along with 29 World Premieres, 11 US Premieres and 21 L.A. Premieres.

New Media Film Festival Highlights:

 

Wednesday, June 6th ~Opening Night

 

VIP Soiree and Red Carpet

Wine & Cheese Soiree to meet the filmmakers

 

was sponsored by http://www.media-services.com

 

The Uncle Earl Live Music Performance

Award Winning American Radio Artist, The Uncle Earl, aka Lacy Darryl Phillips performed “R U Ready” from his International debut compilation, Its Time.

 

 

Screenings

Honoring Stories worth Telling in 3D, Drone, Pilots, Shorts 1, Web Series 1 & 2, Trailers, New Media, STEAM, Docs, Animation, Student, Digital Comic, SRC, followed by a Q&A.

 

International Art Exhibit presented by Jane Yacavone – Blues Legends

During the entire festival, attendees enjoyed the international art exhibit of this pristine Blues Legends collection of photographs by artist and world traveler, Jane Yacavone featuring BB King, Robert Stroger, Richie Havens, Ruth Brown and Booker T.

 

 

 

The Web Series Superstar Panel was moderated by Producer and Director Lon Strickland, former Development Executive for Machinima, a popular digital network and co-founder of Octopie, and animation network featuring panelist, Doug “Doog” Bresler, podcast personality best known for Doogtoons.com. The Web Series Superstar Panel looked into the multi platform viewing options, technological expansion, and taught how to engage a global audience and followed by a Q&A.

 

The World Premiere of Non-Transferable directed by Brendan Bradley and his all-star cast.

There were also film screenings of stories worth telling in Web Series 2, Mobile/Tablet, Scripts, followed by Q&A.

 

 

The Technology Panel

Featured veteran Cinematographer James Mathers, President, The Digital Cinema Society, Ted Schilowitz, his current roles are as Futurist for 20th Century Fox and Chief Creative Officer at Barco Michael Mansouri, Co-Founder of Radiant Images, Terry Brown, Nvidia and Jonathan Landman, Teradek that discussed New Media Content and looking to the future, was followed by a Q&A.

In the main hall of the festival, attendees had the opportunity to view the film Flatline directed by Jon Schnitzer. This VR film was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016. Julian McCrea of Portal Experiences was a speaker on our Tech Panel. This film was Not in competition.

 

Also, film screenings included honoring stories worth telling in Virtual Reality, APPs, Shorts 2, Sniplers, Music Videos, Q&A.

 

The Awards Ceremony included a Special Presentation Love Song to the Earth

Featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q’orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jeffy Cope. All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends of the Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mon in Paris at UNFCCC COP 21.

 

 

 

This year’s winners!

Grand Prize:

The Dark & The Wounded (screened in Short Category) directed by James Picard and Jeff Dean.

World Premiere!  Country: Canada, USA

 

Best 3D:

Chrysalis directed by Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez

L.A. Premiere! Country: Singapore

 

Best Animation:

Bosatsu – Year of The Dragon directed by Siddharth Ahluwalia

Country: USA

 

Best App:

Recontact: Instanbul directed by Eray Dinc

L.A. Premiere! Country: Turkey

 

Best Digital Comic:

The Nothing Spirit directed by Grace Fioree

World premiere! Country: USA

 

Best Documentary:

Unlocked: The World of Games, Revealed directed by Jeremy Snead

L.A. Premiere! Country: USA

 

Best Drone:

Running into air directed by Sebastian Wöber

L.A. premiere! Country: Austria

 

Best Feature:

Non – Transferable directed by Brendan Bradley

World premiere! Country: Turkey, USA

 

Best Mobile/Tablet:

Cuba Libre directed by Felixe de Becker and Colin Bates

World premiere! Country: Cuba

 

Best Music Video:

Inertia by Orfan Inspired by the sentiments of Werner Herzog directed by Ted Beagles

Country: UK

 

Best New Media:

My Millennial Life directed by Maureen Judge

US premiere! Country: Canada

 

Best Pilot:

Adventure Travel directed by Ho Kwok Man, Berry

World premiere! Country: Hong Kong

 

Best Script:

Render written by Kirill Kiselev

World premiere! Country: USA

 

Top 3 Script Winners receive memberships in The Hatchery, InkTip, iPitch.tv and Sell A Script:Top 3 winners – Render, Clash of the Gods, Alan

 

Best Short:

Mate directed by Tom Connolly

L.A. premiere! Country: UK

 

Best Snipler – 30 Second Pitch

Life Interrupted directed by Steven Wishnoff

World premiere! Country: USA

 

Best SRC – Socially Responsible Content:

Ode to Lesvos directed by Talal Derki

US premiere! Country: Greece

 

Best Steam:

Adrift directed by Cath Le Couteur

L.A. Premiere! Country: USA and space

 

Best Student:

Aeon a 3D Student Film directed by Derek O’Dell, Country: USA

 

TOP 3 STUDENT FILMS Aeon, Indomitable & Foot Licker win $250.00 cash prize thanks to http://www.mmbf.co.uk/

 

Best Trailer:

Dream Big: Engineering Our World directed by Greg MacGillivray

World premiere! Country: Space and USA

 

Best Virtual Reality:

Et Moi – 360 directed by Herman Fredlund

L.A. premiere! Country: Sweden

 

Best Web Series:

You are nothing Ep 3 directed by Mike Stivala and Mark Travis

World premiere! Country: USA

 

Audience Award:

Hard Mode directed by Irfan Merchant, Country: USA

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION TO JERRY COPE – SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE CONSERVATION AWARD PRODUCER A LOVE SONG FOR EARTH (this award was only given to one other person, Leonardo Di Caprio)

 

It was a great year! Well see you next year on June 12 -14, 2018,

Call for Entries for 2018 start now, use code WOW and save http://newmediafilmfestival.com/submit.php

 

About The New Media Film Festival

Founded in 2009 by Susan Johnston, Director of New Media Film Festival, she is known as a Media Futurist. The New Media’s mission and objective is to honor stories worth telling.   The New Media Film Festival constantly introduces new technology; communication of ideas through panels and Q & A’s to implement a more expansive use of 21st technology in storytelling for artists and content creators.

Hailed for making “the cutting edge accessible” by Huffington Post, The New Media Film Festival celebrates the ever-changing world of new media. As noted by Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine, “New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allow artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness to how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next.”

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