Los Angeles, CA/ the 6th Annual New Media Film Festival embraces all visual mediums from the past, present and future. This year features a slate of films that continue to define the best in visual narratives and technology. Confirms Susan Johnston, Founded and Director, “Our goal is to foster independence and risk taking. We aim to engage a diverse audience with programming that is immersive, cutting edge and meant to inspire, motivate and ultimately connect us all”. by Cristiane Roget http://www.abnewswire.com/adminpreview.php?id=qjJxdy8
Los Angeles/Ca New Media Film Festival continues to reinvent the genre as the first film festival in history to screen films shot on camera, mobile phones, tablets, drones, iPods or a combinations thereof. As a champion and curator of independent stories for the screen, this year’s slate includes premieres from the USA, Japan, Poland, Italy, Canada, Australia and more. Showcasing personal stories with universal themes, the Festival is “On the leading edge of visual media with a forum where artists and technology can meld and thrive without barriers,” confirms multiple award winner Randy Bellous.
With over 90 New Media Films & Content screening in 20 categories, bookended by three stalwart panels and red carpet events this year’s program prmoises to captivate and intrigue guests and participants alike. Attendees can choose how to “fest” with individual screening tickets ranging from $15. to $35. or one affordable, all inclusive $149.00 VIP admission http://newmediafilmfestival.com/schedule.php
This year’s unrivaled mix emanates from international auteurs (not as readily known by non-cineastes) to the uber filmmakers of the moment. The inimitable screening schedule and robust panels will debut Tuesday June 9 at 6pm at the legendary Los Angeles Landmark theater at 10850 W. Pico Blvd. LA CA 90064. Opening night commences with a stroll on the red carpet and the Los Angeles Premiere of the pilot “Merry Xmas”, a sure-fire crowd pleaser, directed by Boman Modine, son of Matthew. http://newmediafilmfestival.com/schedule.php
Starring Hollywood sweetheart Valerie Harper and the venerated comedian, Dick Van Dyke, “Merry Xmas“reprises his pitch perfect, hi jinks of yesteryear. As the father in a story of marriage (and divorce) American Style; their relationship has endured a half century and is now on the rocks. When son (Matthew Modine) and daughter (Glenne Headley) are told of the dissolution they steer a steady course to salvage the union with unpredictable resolve. Many of the cast and crew are expected to be available post film.
The screening will wrap with a star studded discussion of Alternative Energy and Leonardo de Caprio as the recipient of the Socially Responsible Conservationist Award
Hollywood’s seasoned old guard is being subsumed by talented independent filmmakers from Telluride to ‘Timbuktu’, referring to the French-Mauritanian drama and Academy Award / Palm D’or nominee. Digital cameras and integrated distribution platforms for broadcast like YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Hulu continue to democratize the filmmaking process. Channeling Marshall McLuhan, Gemini Winner Ron Proulx opines “The media is the message and the New Media Film Festival brings that message to a diversified audience of film professionals and aficionados alike.”
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Due in part to the stronger dollar, a proliferation of new delivery platforms and with Google , Netflix and Amazon at the nexus of finance and distribution the New Media Film Festival (NMFF) is poised to outshine all previous year’s combined with attendance anticipated in the 1000’s that includes presenters, panelists, guests and celebrities with one thing in common, they “‘honor stories worth telling”.