December 1, 2012 – Regular Deadline

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world and to provide the Los Angeles community with a monthly surge of screening events. NFMLA enables filmmakers to connect with industry professionals and gain insight on distribution, production, acquisition, and representation.

Though it enthusiastically welcomes films and filmmakers of all interests and skill levels, NFMLA is particularly interested in showcasing innovative efforts from first-time or second-time filmmakers in the short or feature categories. Creative artists of all experience levels are welcome to benefit from this exciting forum by forging relationships with industry experts, engaging in robust discussions with appreciative audiences, or immersing themselves in an array of terrific projects.

If you’re looking to be discovered by Hollywood, NFMLA’s top-notch monthly showcase could be your launchpad to success…submit your film to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles today!

The 6th Annual New Filmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), is dedicated to showcasing innovative works from emerging artists across the globe through monthly screening events at LA’s famed Sunset Gower Studios. Regularly attended by entertainment professionals, avid filmgoers, and press representatives from MovieMaker Magazine, Hollywood Weekly Magazine, DirectorsLive, and Disarray Magazine, NFMLA reaches more than 9,000 media outlets every month and shines a bright spotlight on its talented participants. NFMLA has also enjoyed press coverage on CNN, NBC, CBS, and a host of other television networks; this national exposure has reaped great rewards for its top honorees.

Thanks to a number of partnerships with organizations including LA Weekly, Sunset Gower Studios, and the Los Angeles Tourism Board, NFMLA is proud to offer more than $29,000 USD in prizes each year, including $2,500 cash awards. Each month, NFMLA presents red carpet screenings of feature films, documentaries, and shorts, each of which is followed by a Q&A with the film’s director. NFMLA’s screening program also hosts a special after-party, enabling filmmakers and audience members to connect. Participating filmmakers receive all-access festival passes which provide admission to industry panels, receptions, parties, and access to the open bar.

Numerous past selections have seen success after screening at NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. Exhibited films acquiring distribution following their NFMLA showcase include Frank Stiefel’s Ingelore, Mitch McCabe’s Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain, Don DiNicola’s Nowhere Now, and Asif Ahmed’s Lost Dream. Showtime picked up both Tom Vaughn’s Playing House and Todd Berger’s The Scenesters. NFMLA has also benefited new media projects, including the web series Easy To Assemble from Illeana Douglas which was subsequently picked up by CBS. What’s more, many well-known films have debuted or been discovered as part of the NewFilmmakers effort, including The Blair Witch Project, Too Much Sleep, and Zero Day.

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