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Web Series, Documentary and Student New Media from Iceland, US and China are Early Selects for 6th Annual New Media Film Festival Los Angeles CA

Contest in United States

New Media Film Festival honors stories worth telling and brings the best in new media to the world. On June 9 & 10th 2015 in Los Angeles CA at the Mark Cuban owned state of the art theatre, The Landmark.  Festival goers will experience What's New, What's Next... in all media that are innovative and go beyond the ordinary.

Early selections in programming include: 

Web Series Category

Courtside  Ep 6 – starring Alexa Vega US World Premiere

Director:  Jaffar Mahmood

Two best friends counsel each other during their weekly tennis match. It's cheaper than therapy. 

Shot on the Red Scarlet starring: Chum Ehelepola & Jim Mahoney.  Featuring: Alexa PenaVega (Spy Kids, Machete Kills), Carlos PenaVega (Big Time Rush), Gerry Bednob (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), and Brian George (Seinfeld).

Documentary Category

Water In All It’s Form Iceland LA Premiere 

Director: Gerald FAWAY
           Iceland is the only European country where it is possible to observe water in its primary states and this can be done throughout the year. 

Student Category

Rice Wine China World Premiere 

Director: Tian Ye

 An impoverished Chinese street peddler on his last leg takes a stand against the City Peacekeepers whose job it is to rid the city of unlicensed vendors.

In the Spotlight today is the 6th Annual New Media Film Festival, offering more than 15 competitive categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling -- from web series to tablet media to 3D extravaganzas. At the New Media Film Festival, mobile apps, digital comics, and music videos comfortably share the stage with documentaries, animation, narrative dramas, and more. Filmmakers with an itch to discover media trendsetters and extraordinary stories before the rest of the world won't want to miss this exciting celebration.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers®, 30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD in awards. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on the newly launched New Media 3D channel and other distribution opportunities. 

MovieMaker Magazine has dubbed The New Media Film Festival one of "25 Festivals worth the Entry Fee," and Culture Rehab has called it "Sundance for the Facebook crowd."

Submissions accepted until April 20th 2015 and the schedule locks May 10th 2015. Individual Tickets and festival badges are on sale at www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com 

Contact Jan [Hidden] 310-288-1100 www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com