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Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series, Play
Final Registration ends: 04/25/2017
Contest Begins: 05/02/2016   Ends: 04/25/2017
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Declared "Sundance for the Facebook crowd" and hailed for making "the cutting edge accessible", the New Media Film Festival celebrates the ever-changing world of new media with stories worth telling.

While many festivals have stuck with "old-school" programs of shorts and features, the New Media Film Festival exhibits a stunning diversity of emerging media across 20 categories, including scripts, web series, Digital Comics, 3D, and mobile content.
Based in Los Angeles, the New Media Film Festival leads the way in new boundary pushing stories intersecting media and tech with artistry and opportunities.


New Media SCRIPTS: All stories in text format. All Genres and lengths welcomed. If you write stories worth telling, this is the category for you. Whether it is short of long form, features, shorts, docs, reality, live, TV, pilots, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, webseries, anything scripted, this is for you. WGA and Non WGA accepted.

The 8th Annual New Media Film Festival
Honoring Stories Worth Telling
June 6-8th 2017

in Los Angeles CA

New Media Film Festival brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Tech. The program features the Best of New Media and includes Scripts, Films, Shot on Mobile/Tablet, Digital Comics, Web Series, Apps, Animation, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. Panel discussions and demos will highlight New Technology, Financing & Monetization, the Convergence of Media and where Traditional Media meets New Media.


Each submission is considered for Screening, Competition ($45,000.00 in Awards) and/or Distribution


  • "Worth The Entry Fee"- Movie Maker Magazine
  • "Makes The Cutting Edge Accessible" - Huffington Post
  • "I thank the New Media organization (film festival) for what they've done for young filmmakers" - Legendary Director Roger Corman
  • "The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World"-Festival World
  • "Stories that exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform"- Hero Complex
  • "One bona fide movie legend will fete another" - Entertainment Weekly

Script and audiovisual works in all formats, genres, and languages are accepted. Programming is categorized into existing and emerging technologies that make up the contemporary mediascape. This includes 3D, Animation, Apps, Digital Comics, Documentary, Feature, LGBT, Machinima, Made on Mobile/Tablet, Music Video, New Media, Pilots, New Media Scripts, Shorts, Shot on RED, Sniplers “ 30 second pitch, SRC- Socially Responsible Content, STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Trailers and Web Series.

Each Category has a Best Of Winner & one Grand Prize Winner $45,000.00 in Awards. Judges are from HBO, Marvel, SAG/AFTRA, 3D International Society, ATAS, BMI & other Industry Leaders. All Countries, All Media, All Lengths, All Completed by Dates & Distributed Content Accepted.
SUBMIT EARLY AND SAVE-- $45,000 in Awards!!


Each entry is considered for Programming, Competition & Distribution


Feature - Winners Announced - 05/08/2017

TV Pilot - Winners Announced - 05/08/2017

Short - Winners Announced - 05/08/2017

Web Series - Winners Announced - 05/08/2017

Play - Winners Announced - 05/08/2017


- All Genres

TV Pilot
- All Genres

- All Genres

Web Series [1-40 pages]
- All Genres

- All Genres

Languages: English

Festival Association

Tags: Book, Consultant, Resource, Seminar, Workshops, Other, Feature, TV Pilot, Short, Web Series, Play, Novel, North America, We accept Student writers, Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Network / Industry Connections, Adaptation