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New Media Film Festival: "Sundance for the Facebook Crowd"

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2011 at 3:02AM

The New Media Film Festival, which Culture Rehab calls "the Sundance for the Facebook Crowd," is in its second year, and will run May 20-21 in Los Angeles and November 4-5 in San Francisco. The festival honors stories told in all forms of media that are "innovative, imaginative and inspirational." Here is the call for submissions; deadline is May 1.
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The New Media Film Festival, which Culture Rehab calls "the Sundance for the Facebook Crowd," is in its second year, and will run May 20-21 in Los Angeles and November 4-5 in San Francisco. The festival honors stories told in all forms of media that are "innovative, imaginative and inspirational." Here is the call for submissions; deadline is May 1.

Categories include 3-D Shorts, 3-D Features, Animation, Apps, Digital Comics, Documentary, Feature, LGBT, Audience Choice / Mingle Media TV, Mobile, Music Video, Shorts, Shot on Red Shorts, Shot on Red Features, SRC - Socially Responsible Content, Webisode, and Web Series. In each category, three finalists will be viewed by a distributor, having the chance for online, TV or theatrical distribution. Each category's winner will be included in "The Best of LA" NMFF screening series, which will be submitted worldwide.

Other Benefits Include:
• Grand Prize over $10K
• Individual Category Prizes
• Judges from Pixar, UTA, ILM
• Monetization Opportunities
• Viewed by Distributors
• Content provider for 2 online & 2 cable stations
• Content logged for future inquiries / possibilities

This article is related to: Festivals, Independents


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.