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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."




Top 21 New Media Films and Content for New Media Film Festival 2017



There were new learning experiences for everyone at the 8th New Media Film Festival which has always been on the cutting edge of film making and this year did not disappoint. 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.

These are the top 21 New Media Films and Content for 2017 includes Web Series, TV and Episodic:

Best of the Best:

The Dark & The Wounded directed by James Picard and Jeff Dean.

Country: Canada, USA


Best 3D:

e58eb4536ab1aa2b849c188ab52d8024cf2622f0.jpegChrysalis directed by Ina Conradi and Mark Chavez

Country: Singapore


 Best Animation:


Bosatsu – Year of The Dragon directed by Siddharth Ahluwalia

Country: USA


Best App:


Recontact: Instanbul directed by Eray Dinc

Country: Turkey


Best Digital Comic:


The Nothing Spirit Written by Grace Fioree

Country: USA


Best Documentary:


The World of Games, Revealed directed by Jeremy Snead

Country: USA


 Best Drone:


Running into air directed by Sebastian Wöber

Country: Austria


Best Feature:


Non – Transferable directed by Brendan Bradley

Country: Turkey, USA


Best Mobile/Tablet:


Cuba Libre directed by Felixe de Becker and Colin Bates

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

Country: Canada


Best Pilot:


Adventure Travel directed by Ho Kwok Man, Berry

Country: Hong Kong


Best Script:


Render written by Kirill Kiselev

Country: USA


Best Short:


Mate directed by Tom Connolly

Country: UK


Best Snipler – 30 Second Pitch


Life Interrupted directed by Steven Wishnoff

Country: USA


Best SRC – Socially Responsible Content:


Ode to Lesvos directed by Talal Derki

Country: Greece


Best Steam:


Adrift directed by Cath Le Couteur

Country: USA and space


Best Student:


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


Best Trailer:


Dream Big: Engineering Our World directed by Greg MacGillivray

Country: Space and USA


Best Virtual Reality:


Et Moi – 360 directed by Herman Fredlund

Country: Sweden


Best Web Series:


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

Country: USA



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." The 9th Annual New Media Film Festival will be June 12-14 2018 in Los Angeles. CA

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