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Call for New Media, Web Series, and Filmmaker Submissions for Los Angeles New Media Film Festival

Earlybird Submission Deadline is Jan 15, 2011 for the Los Angeles New Media Film Festival which will have networking, panels and judges from organizations such as Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Summit Entertainment and United Talent Agency.

The New Media Film Festival is pleased to announce its call for entries for the 2011 New Media Film Festival being held in Los Angeles this coming May. Invited attendees are Industry Professionals, Transmedia Story Tellers, and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Technology. Filmmaker categories include New Media, Mobile, Web Series, Shorts, Animation, iApps, Documentaries, Features, (SRC)Socially Responsible Content, Audience Choice Awards (Online Competition for Web Series), Music Videos and projects shot in RED or in 3D and can be submitted via the website at http://www.newmediafilmfestival.com.

Deadlines for submission are as follows with additional category information available online at the festival website:
– Earlybird Deadline: January 15, 2011
– Extended Deadline: April 15, 2011

The New Media Film Festival is an IMDb qualifier festival helping filmmakers with distribution, monetization and exposure to a wider audience while being judged by top industry leaders. With over $12,000 in prizes and a wide variety of categories for filmmakers to submit to, the Festival highlights the winners in a “Best of” tour while curating their content for future reference and other opportunities. Industry support for the festival include entertainment and technology professionals from Industrial Light & Magic, Pixar, Summit Entertainment, and United Talent Agency to name a few.

People Are Talking About the New Media Film Festival:
“The New Media Film Festival is the Sundance for the FaceBook crowd” (Crystal Clear Culture Rehab). The New Media Film Festival has also been recognized by industry leaders for “bringing together top-shelf social media entrepreneurs… for the next decade’s ways of digital, immersive storytelling” (Jay Randy Gordon, Associate Director for the Northern California ScreenArtists and “the future of new media for storytelling is limitless… New MediaFilm Festival… will open your mind to mutiple possibilities” (Frank Colin, Gulture Enterprises).

The premiere event of the New Media Film Festival was held during the 2010 summer in Los Angeles and was touted as being the first event that addresses and celebrates all unique forms of visual storytelling taking place in the new media world. Event founder, Susan Johnston, created the event to keep pace with the new content being created every day and help showcase the “Best in New Media” and honoring stories worth telling.

NMFF’s program features the Best of New Media including Short Film, Mobile, Games, Web, iApps, Animation, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. Screenings will also include Sundance, Cannes, Los Angeles and World Premieres as well as the best talent working in new media. Panel discussions and demos will highlight New Technology, Financing & Monetization, the Convergence of Media and where Traditional Media meets New Media.

About New Media Film Festival
The New Media Film Festival brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Tech. Founded by Independent Filmmaker, Susan Johnston and launching in Los Angeles, June 2010, the two-day event features the Best of New Media and includes Short Film, Mobile, Games, Web, iApps, Animation, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. Past screenings have included Sundance, Cannes, Los Angeles and World Premieres as well as the best local Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area talent working in new media. Panel discussions and demos highlight New Technology, Financing & Monetization, the Convergence of Media, and where Traditional Media meets New Media. New Media Film Festival is produced in partnership with Producers Guild of America, NATPE, and other Entertainment Industry organizations. New Media Film Festival is currently accepting submissions at http://www.newmediafilmfestival.com. For more information about the Festival and/or sponsorships, please contact Susan Johnston, the Founder, and Director of the New Media Film Festival, at 310-288-1100 or info@NewMediaFilmFestival.com

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