New Media Film Festival

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The New Media Film Festival is an event held annually that celebrates the interactivity of new technologies and formats for Media and Cinema with global consciousness. A festival that Honor Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Ages-All Cultures-All Media. It showcases 3D and animated shorts, web series, mobile media, apps, and music videos, awarding over $45,000 in prizes and offering distribution to non-traditional and web-based filmmakers of the digital era.

Event features[edit]

The event screens more than a dozen select submissions from around the world, often featuring well-known actors and industry professionals in addition to student filmmakers. The Festival also includes world premieres and discussion panels. Films submitted to the Festival are reviewed by a panel of judges including Pixar, The Caucus, Industrial Light & Magic Lorne Lanning, Spencer Halpin, and a variety of other Oscar, Grammy, and Sundance winners and nominees.[1]

Awards presented[edit]

Awards are given out in the following categories at the conclusion of the Festival:

  • 3D Shorts
  • 3D Features
  • Animation
  • Apps
  • Digital Comics
  • Documentary
  • Drone
  • Feature
  • LGBT
  • Machinima
  • Mobile/Tablet
  • Music Video
  • New Media
  • Pilots
  • Scripts
  • Shorts
  • ShotOnRed
  • Sniplers
  • SRC
  • Student
  • Trailers
  • Virtual Reality
  • Webisode
  • Web Series

Winners in each category are viewed by a distributor with a chance of online, TV or theatrical distribution in addition to monetary prizes. Each category’s winner is included in the “Best of LA” screening series, submitted to additional festivals worldwide.[2]


The New Media Film Festival premiered to critical acclaim in June 2010, followed by a corollary event in San Francisco in 2010.[3] The Festival was founded by Susan Johnston of Select Services Films, who became its director.

External links[edit]

  • New Media Film Festival official site [1]
  • San Francisco Chronicle article about the New Media Film Festival [2]
  • Screen Actors Guild profile on the New Media Film Festival [3]


  1. ^ Jay Randy Gordon April 8, 2011 (2011-04-08). "3D, Jason Alexander, Yoko Ono Music and Lorne Lanning Screen at 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival 2011". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  2. ^ Esther Lim November 1, 2010 (2010-11-01). "Hollywood Comes to San Francisco with the New Media Film Festival". Girls in Tech. Retrieved 2011-04-15. 
  3. ^ SAG November 16, 2010 (2010-11-16). "SAG National LGBT Actors Committee and SAG New Media Sponsor New Media Film Festival SF". Screen Actors Guild. Retrieved 2011-04-15.