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

by Sophia Savage
February 25, 2011 3:02 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood

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
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