In the Spotlight today is the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee”. New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling. Offering over 20 competitive categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling – from web series to tablet media to 3D extravaganzas. With Virtual Reality and Drone as newly-added categories, Huffington Post aptly says the festival “makes the cutting edge accessible”.
Oscar winner Nick Reed (The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life ) marvels at the festival’s innovative programming. “The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2010, with their strange categories, web series, 3D storytelling, digital comics. Now all of a sudden these phrases are the new normal. The NMFF is always looking to the future, challenging creators, the market and the audience to discover new storytelling. There are not many festivals pushing the limits – go NMFF!”
The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honours luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. The festival honoured Leonardo DiCaprio after Worst Shark Attack Ever premiered as part of the SRC – Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. The film’s director and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey, accepted the award on his behalf.
There’s even a competitive category for Sniplers®,30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in awards. Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and other pioneers in the entertainment industry.
Honouring stories worth telling and those who tell them, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world. Learn What’s New, What’s Next… in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.
New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve. The festival is designed to discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.
Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® – submit today! use code FUN at NewMediaFilmFestival.com. Earlybird submissions to the 2017 festival 3nd 3 November. NMFF 2017 will run 6 – 8 June 2017.
Top image: Lucy Davis’ The Family Lamp, winner of the NMFF Grand Prize 2016