The New Media Film Festival will hold its ninth annual edition in Los Angeles on the weekend of June 16th and 17th in Los Angeles. Hailed for making “the cutting edge accessible,” by the Huffington Post, it showcases the quickly evolving world of new media with sections dedicated to AR, AI, VR, work produced on drones and mobile phones, as well as pilots and features. The competitions are judged by industry leaders from HBO, Marvel, and Arpix Media with $45,000 of awards at stake. The festival slate includes 110 films from 40 countries, including 36 world – 7 US – 24 Los Angeles premieres.
Besides envisioning the future of media, the festival also examines the future of the world itself with its opening night film, Living in the Future’s Past. Directed by Susan Kucera and co-producer/host Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges, this documentary examines who we are and the environmental challenges we face in terms of entropy, dark ecology, and what some call “the end of nature.” Bridges is recipient of the 2018 Social Responsible Conservationist Award.
Announcing Philosopher Timothy Morton PhD will be sharing his wisdom and thoughts on the collaboration with Jeff Bridges and Director Susan Kucera of Living in Future’s Past.
Other Luminaries that has confirmed to participate are Oscar Winner Ari Gold to represent the trailer for his newest feature, The Song of Sway Lake.
Emmy Winner Brian Beacock will host the Q & A of the filmmakers in attendance for Sunday June 17, 2018 New Media 7 session.
CEO Alison Dollar of ITV Alliance will host the Q & A of the filmmakers in attendance for Sunday June 17, 2018 New Media 6 session.
All events will take place at:
James Bridges Theater
235 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles CA 90095
Parking Garage 3
Full listing of events
Saturday June 16 2018
New Media 1: Big Cats United Nations Screening 12:15PM – 1:45PM
New Media 2: Producer Panel & Pitching 230PM-430PM
New Media 3: Creative Mixer 5-7pm
New Media 4: Jeff Bridges Award – Opening Night Films & Fun 7:30-10PM
Sun June 17 2018
Noon – 8PM Networking Lounge, International Art Exhibit, New Media Marketing Table and Actor Headshot Drop off Bin, access this with any ticket or pass
New Media 4.5: Virtual Reality – Noon – 8 PM
New Media 5: Web Series, Animation Noon – 2 pm
New Media 6: Apps-AI-AR-Digital Comic-Drone-Doc-Mobile-Tablet, Q&A 2:15PM – 4:15PM
New Media 7: New Media-Pilot-Scripts-Shorts, Q&A 4:30PM – 6:30PM
New Media 8: SRC-STEAM-Student-Trailers-Music Videos, Q&A 6:45PM – 8:45PM
New Media 9: Awards Ceremony 9-1030pm
Full Schedule and Tickets Here:
“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.” – SAG Winner, Emmy & Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine
In 2009 New Media Film Festival was announced in Second Life as part of the C3 – United Nations – Millennium Project as an annual event. The Festival brings together the work of established and emerging New Media Content Creators and video artists, from the US as well as internationally.
New Media Film Festival 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.
The Goal of New Media Film Festival is to bring the world the Best in New Media – Honoring Stories worth Telling of emerging and established video and new media artists.
Company Name: New Media Film Festival
Contact Person: Crystal Z
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Address:2355 Westwood Blvd. #381
City: Los Angeles
State: CA 90064
Country: United States