New Media Film Festival

Sun 6th Oct 19: 11th Annual New Media Film Festival® – Why You Shouldn’t Miss It

For people that love story and technology as well as ‘new media’ buffs, the 11th Annual New Media Film Festival® is an excellent place to start. To be held on the 3rd and 4th of June next year (2020), the New Media Festival isn’t just any ‘old’ film festival. Rather, it’s the product of a group of individuals interested in honouring stories worth telling by celebrating and encouraging the creative use of modern technologies to tell stories in a unique and innovative way. These technologies allow artists to give full rein to their creative talents and the results are startling, inspiring, and unique. Not to mention well worth the trip to Los Angeles to experience them!

What Is New Media?
New media in entertainment is about using evolving technologies in highly creative ways to produce products that expose audiences to new dimensions in theatre or immerse them in the story itself. The technologies allow filmmakers to experiment with new possibilities and new ways of telling stories. Interactive technologies like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality for example let the audience plunge right into the action in ways that have not been possible in the past.

Pushing Boundaries In Media
The New Media Film Festival® has certainly pushed a lot of those boundaries since their inaugural event back in 2009. As a recent press release points out, the Festival was the first to “celebrate ‘innovation, story, mediums and platforms’, screen AI created film, show collaborative virtual reality content, host an AR International Art Exhibit, and distribute micro content.” That’s an impressive list of achievements, and boundary pushing!
The festival has also helped launch the careers of an up and coming generation of exciting new filmmakers. This is a group of very talented individuals from around the globe who are challenging boundaries about how entertainment media is produced, and in some cases, even the way we watch it. They are fearlessly experimenting with 21st century technology to tell stories that will draw audiences in and take them along for the journey.
Augmented Reality (AR) is a good case in point. It’s also just one of more than 20 different categories of new media promoted by the New Media Film Festival®. AR first began to capture the imagination of the public with Pokemon Go. Where Virtual Reality (VR) projects someone into a simulated world, AR goes a step further and enhances ie augments, the real world with superimposed visual overlays and holographic displays.

Using Modern Technologies To Provide Interactive And Immersive Entertainment Experiences
Today a whole generation of moviemakers are utilizing the same types of technologies to take audiences on some amazing journeys and the New Media Film Festival® makes it possible to experience these first hand. However, you do have to get to the festival in person for that to happen.

Further, if you’ve always dreamed of attending a movie World Premiere this is your chance! Many of the works are having their first public showing at this Festival whilst for others it’s their first showing in LA. Audience members can also participate in voting for the Audience Award. In fact, there’s $45,000 in awards for the winners of the Grand Prize, Best in Category, and Audience Award. In other words, there’s plenty of reasons to add the 11th New Media Film Festival® in LA to your bucket list for 2020.
For more information about the Film Festival, and for booking details, head to their website -
When: June 3rd and 4th 2020
Where: The Landmark, 10850 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, California, USA

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