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United States  June 7 to 9, 2016

Next Deadline: April 25, 2016

This year SUR Factory is proud to be member of the jury of New Media Film Festival

In the Spotlight today is the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” – New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling. Offering more than 15 competitive categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling – from web series to tablet media to 3D extravaganzas. With Virtual Reality and Drone newly added categories, Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, “Makes the cutting edge accessible.”

Oscar winner, Nicholas Reed marvels at the festivals innovative programming, “The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2010, with their strange categories, web series, 3D storytelling, digital comics, now all of a sudden these phrases are the new normal. The NMFF is always looking to the future, challenging creators, the market and the audience to discover new storytelling. There are not many festivals pushing the limits – go NMFF!” The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. The festival honored Leonardo DiCpario with the award after his film Worst Shark Attack Ever premiered as part of the SRC – Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. The Director of this film and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey accepted the award on behalf of DiCaprio.

Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, 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 value in awards. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on the newly launched New Media 2D & 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.

Honoring stories worth telling, New Media Film Festival brings the best in new media to the world. Learn What’s New, What’s Next… in all media that are innovative, imaginative and inspirational. Stories that can make you laugh, cry, think & go beyond the ordinary.

The rationale behind the festival is clear. New media continues to show its lasting power and potential to evolve – there is scope for truly groundbreaking and compelling work in the world of storytelling. The festival is designed to both discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.

Put your innovative work forward and join the unique community of content creators at New Media Film Festival® – submit today!