The Best in New Media, honoring stories worth telling

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June 8 Screening 5: Virtual Reality, APPs, Shorts 2, Q & A, Technology Panel (6-8pm) Safe Schools – Nepal Safe Schools - Nepal

Director: Jeff Nicholas
Country: Nepal
Running time: 8:28

Highlights the tragic consequences for children in Nepal, who are exposed to trafficking, early marriage, child labor because their education is neglected.

Misfits Misfits

Director: David Betteridge
Country: UK/Germany
Running time: 3:52
US premiere!

An observational documentary shot behind the scenes of one of the world’s most unusual model agencies.One mans story from living in a garage with his motorcycles to Ex- International Jetset Superstar.

Songs of the Vine VR Trailer Songs of the Vine VR Trailer

Director: Maira Clancy and Blake Montgomery
Country: Peru – Amazon Jungle, USA
Running time: 1:04

In the Amazon jungle, we explore the medicine songs and perspectives of Shipibo healers, illustrating an ancient but increasingly relevant dynamic between humans and nature.

Remember Remember

Director: George Kacevski
Country: Australia
Running time: 3:20
World premiere!

A VR sci-fi film exploring our relationship with technology and its influence on our reality. Remember follows a young woman who is trying to find the memory of a lost loved one in a virtual memory re-creation software

When the butterfly dreams – 360 trailer When the butterfly dreams - 360 trailer

Director: Kat Goh
Country: Singapore
Running time: :55
L.A. premiere!

Locked in a coma after a traffic accident, the only thing that would apparently wake Vanessa, is a call from her dead boyfriend.

Et Moi – 360 Et Moi - 360

Director: Herman Fredlund
Country: Sweden
Running time: 2:59
L.A. premiere!

The film is about a couple from the past dancing through memories in Berlin. The story ends in Grunau abandoned Ballroom then two urban explorers arrive.

Recontact: Istanbul Recontact: Istanbul

Director: Eray Dinc
Country: Turkey
Running time: :27
L.A. premiere!

In a recorded city, are you the one watching or being watched? Play the leading role in a detective adventure.

The Dark & The Wounded The Dark & The Wounded

Director: James Picard, Jeff Dean
Country: Canada, USA
Running time: 26:24
World premiere!

To go beneath the surface of our distracted reality and get to the root of what is really happening to us as individuals, society and as a species on the planet. By getting past our fears we can become more compassionate and understanding towards ourselves and others, beyond fear, there truly is freedom.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers

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Technology Panel: New Media Content, Looking to the future. With Multi platform viewing options, technological expansion, including VR, Immersive storytelling, TV/Episodic, learn how to use technology to your advantage. Includes questions from the audience.

James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society James Mathers, Cinematographer and Founder of the Digital Cinema Society

 

James Mathers is a veteran Cinematographer, and the President of the nonprofit educational cooperative, The Digital Cinema Society, a group dedicated to the industry’s informed integration of new technology, as well as a regular contributor to a number of industry trade journals.

Ted Schilowitz, Futurist 20th Century FOX / Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape Ted Schilowitz, Futurist 20th Century FOX / Chief Creative Officer Barco Escape

 

Ted Schilowitz was the first employee and founding team member at RED Digital Cinema and Co Founder of G-Tech. His current roles are as Futurist for 20th Century Fox, where he works directly with Fox studios executives on the next generation of visual storytelling, such as the Martian VR experience that premiered at CES and Sundance this year. As Chief Creative Officer at Barco he’s been spearheading the creative aspects of the Barco Escape cinema project, that adds immersive right and left screens to movie theaters. Barco Escape titles include Paramount Pictures Star Trek Beyond and 20th Century Fox The Maze Runner and Maze Runner 2, Scorch Trials.

Michael Mansouri – Co-Founder of Radiant Images Michael Mansouri - Co-Founder of Radiant Images

 

Michael Mansouri is the co-founder of Radiant Images, an LA-based solution provider of all mixed realities, from base to augmented and virtual realities. A recognized hub of digital cinema and VR innovation, Radiant collaborates with creatives in Production & Post, Co-Production and through its rental house. Mansouri and his Radiant team specialize in designing and building true end-to-end solutions including new cameras, and finding solutions that remove technical barriers for creative minds. He has developed into one of the leading industry voices in helping content creators understand and harness the power and promise of VR and 360-video technology.

Terry Brown, Senior Business Development Manager for Media & Entertainment at Nvidia Terry Brown, Senior Business Development Manager for Media & Entertainment at Nvidia

 

Jonathan Landman, VP Sales at Teradek Jonathan Landman, VP Sales at Teradek

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June 8 Screening 6: Sniplers, Music Videos, Q & A, Awards Ceremony (8:30-10:30pm) Special Screenings Flatline VR -The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016, not in competition. Experience June 8th during festival hours. Flatline VR -The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016, not in competition. Experience June 8th during festival hours.

Director: Jon Schnitzer
Country: USA
World premiere!

Experience the other side. The only place in the world to experience Flatline is at New Media Film Festival June 8th during festival hours in the main hall of The Landmark. Free with Festival Badge and any Thursday screening ticket. The VR film that was pitched and funded at New Media Film Festival 2016. Julian McCrea of Portal Experiences was a speaker on our Tech Panel. Not in competition.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Country: Global
Running time: 3:03

A special presentation. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. More info here http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html


Life Interrupted Life Interrupted

Director: Steven Wishnoff
Country: USA
Running time: :30
World premiere!

Half Hour single -camera comedy, starring several fan-favorites about a former child actor whose life and career peaked at age 10. He is about to turn 50 with nothing in life the way he thought it would or should be.

War Torn War Torn

Director: Carl Hansen
Country: USA
Running time: :38

Families cope as loved ones are called to war.

Sheltered Sheltered

Director: Carl Hansen
Country: USA
Running time: :38

As tornado sirens blare, Ed forces his wife, Rebecca, and son, Philip, to seek cover in a local storm shelter despite the protests of his wife. Ed and Rebecca have an escalating fight in the tight confines of the shelter until the power goes out and they realize Philip is missing.

Eat Me! Eat Me!

Director: Ilina Perianova
Country: Bulgaria, Estonia
Running time: :30
World premiere!

Glittering socialite Laura starts slipping from the daily reality of a weight obsessed rich man’s mistress. While on a fancy dinner with her gluttonous lover she enters a strange world where food dances and sings. The whirlwind of dance blows the air out of Laura’s head and she becomes a different type of girl.

Circus with Bovska Circus with Bovska

Director: Martyna Iwaska
Country: Poland
Running time: 4:44
World premiere!

Where reality mixes up with a surrealistic playful world and everything is treated with a slight wink and exaggeration.

Golden Light by Blonde Redhead Golden Light by Blonde Redhead

Director: Virgilio Villoresi
Country: Italy
Running time: 3:34
L.A. premiere!

About a surreal dreamlike love story reminiscent of the Symbolist’ art of dream.

XIU XIU

Director: Yuen Hsieh
Country: Taiwan
Running time: 2:38
L.A. premiere!

A journey of Taiwan’s culture collisions.

Inertia by Orfan Inspired by the sentiments of Werner Herzog Inertia by Orfan Inspired by the sentiments of Werner Herzog

Director: Ted Beagles
Country: UK
Running time: 4:34

Armed with only a harmonium, Orfan performs ‘Inertia’ in places where he shouldn’t be. Security descends.

Feel by Yalla Family Feel by Yalla Family

Director: Akihiko Matsuzawa
Country: Japan
Running time: 4:11
L.A. premiere!

This is a split screen music video shot in a single take. For cameras from different locations eventually converge into a single video.

Magnetic Magnetic

Director: Jonathan Chong
Country: Australia
Running time: 3:45
US premiere!

Dan Sulatn, Artist. Magnetic is a hybrid of new media technologies; 3D printing, projection mapping, stop-motion and some 3D animation. Two months in the making, over 60 individual 3D printed pieces and over 2700 photos.

Q & A

Question and Answer period with filmmakers

Awards Ceremony starts immediately after the above Q & A

Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) Love Song to the Earth Love Song to the Earth

Running time: 4:15

Special Presentation (during awards ceremony) – Love Song To The Earth video featuring Paul McCartney, Sean Paul, Colbie Callait, Natasha Bedingfield, Q’orianka Kilcher and others. Directed by Trey Fanjoy, Produced by Jerry Cope. All proceeds from the Love Song project benefit Friends Of The Earth and the United Nations Foundation. Premiered with Ban Ki-mmon in Paris at UNFCCC COP21.

NASA JPL ROVER ENGINEER TO ANNOUNCE BEST STEAM CATEGORY WINNER NASA JPL ROVER ENGINEER TO ANNOUNCE BEST STEAM CATEGORY WINNER

 

To quote from TED Conference website intro on Nagin Cox – explores Mars as part of the team that operates NASA’s rovers.

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