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The New Media Film Festival

New Media Film Festival®

Honoring Stories Worth Telling

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post

"Worth the entry fee" - MovieMakerMagazine

Mark your calendars!

June 1 – 2, 2022

Total of $45,000 in Awards

From novices to multiple award winners.

All ages, cultures & media.

Judges from Marvel –HBO –Emmys –BBC -PBS & more

Meetings have been requested outside of the festival process from this review process.

Best of category & Grand Prize awards.

Continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

You always retain the rights to your content & entry data.

28 Classic & Technology categories.

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

Attend the Annual New Media Film Festival

  • A celebration, discovery, and recognition for all.
  • VIP Badges and Individual Tickets.
  • Access to deal makers, creatives and talent.
  • Enjoy - Red Carpet, Soiree, Live Music, Screenings, Panels, Awards, Networking Lounge, International Art Exhibit, Q & A’s, Marketing Table

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 globally in the New Media industry.

We are also one of the most unique festivals that also works hard to find distribution and other opportunities for almost all our official selections - not just the winners. 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.

Categories - 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

Steven Wishnoff

"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 opporutnity that we took full advantage of."




Submit to New Media Film Festival 20 Categories $45K in Awards


Final Deadline: May 1, 2014

Notification by May 15, 2014

$45,000 in Awards. Judges from Pixar, FOX, The Caucus & other Industry Leaders. Distribution opportunities. 


Each Category has a Best Of Winner. All lengths accepted unless notated below. 

3D: Content created with 3D technology or transferred to be screened in 3D, all lengths and genres. DCP format screened.  NVidia is awarding a 3D Vision Kit & Asus Monitor.

Animation: Including but not limited to Stop Motion, Claymation, Classic, etc. 

Apps: Apps can be created for the iPhone, iPad, Evo, Nokia's Ovi Store, Blackberry's App World, Palm's App Catalog, Google's Android Market, Microsoft?s Windows Marketplace for Mobile or tablets.

Digital Comics: Digital Comics are accepted in digital format only (no physical books please).  Winner of this category will be judged by a Marvel Graphics Novel published writer, viewed by an award winning production company for consideration to be made into an animation or live action feature.


Feature: Any format including but not limited to 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, 2D, HD, 5D, 7D, SI Canon, Alexa, etc.


Machinima: MachinmaExpo and The New Media Festival have joined forces to enhance both the MachinExpo in Second Life and the real-life New Media Film Festival in Los Angeles. This category, one of the judges will be Tony Dyson, R2D2's creator for Star Wars

Mobile/Tablet: Audiovisual works created by your cell phone camera and/or tablet. This medium has become an area of interest for many distributors and other content aggregators.

Music Video: In the very first year of New Media Film Festival a music video won our Shot On Red category. We'd like to Music Videos shot on any format to have an opportunity to win, on its own, among their peers., so, this category was created.  SPONSORED BY

New Media: Since New Media is an ever evolving arena, we have this category for those of you that have created something that you feel does not fit into our other categories listed. Possibly 5d, 7d, SI, Interactive, Gaming. If your creative endeavors want an opportunity to be considered for distribution and our $45k in combined prizes and this is the category you feel best fits what you created, please submit here.  We accept all TRT (total running times) from 30 seconds to 2 hours in this category

New Media Scripts: All stories in text format.  All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you.  WGA and Non WGA accepted. The script must be either registered with Federal Copyright Office or the WGA. Winner of this category receives V8 Final Draft Download.  

Shorts: Shorts are narrative or documentary works created on any format (digitally, HD, 16mm, Super8, etc.) with a duration under 30 minutes. Can include webisodes, commercials, pilots, narrative or documentary under 30 minutes.

Shot on RED: All content shot on RED cameras. 

Sniplers - 30 second pitch: Sniplers - snippets of a trailer - are 30 second spots that are the stepping stones to get films funded, made, and seen in a longer format. 
Sniplers can be produced for any project ranging from web content to features. 
The winner of the Sniplers category will be watched by Industry Executives and Production Companies that option, package and make and/or fund films.

SRC- Socially Responsible Content: This is for any type of 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, short industrials, journalism.

STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math: You may submit any genre, any length for this category. The subject matter must at some point touch on or involve one of the elements above.  Winner of this category receives 2 tickets to SET Awards from EIC.

Student: If you are a student, this is for you. All lengths, All genres accepted.


Web Series: If you have multiple webisodes that pertain to the same theme or are part of a larger series, submit them as as a web series. Like individual webisodes, web series may be created on any media (digital, HD, 35mm, Super8, etc.) but they are intended for exclusive distribution on the Web. Content may include narrative, documentary, and experimental material in any genre. 


Pilot: Pilots are created for all kinds of projects, not just TV 

Submission/Entry Fee -
Each entry is considered for screening, competition ($45k in awards) and distribution opportunities. You may submit a link for us to view your content online. If accepted into the festival, DCP, h.264, .Mp4, DVD or Blu Ray 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. Each category has a best of winner, announce at the Awards Ceremony Closing Night. 
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

By Submitting, you have read and agree to the terms in the link below: 


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