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- A Virtual Reality film about brave White Hat teams - recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize- rushing to sites of bombing to save lives.
- A film created by Artificial Intelligence. Man and machine (AI chose the pictures and order for this project) now share the true psychedelic nature of consciousness.
- Drone film - travel 11 countries from Russia to New Zealand
- 3D Film- a town builds a replica of the 1891 brigantine design that discovered their land.

127 New Media Films & Content from 37 countries
55 World Premieres | 5 US Premieres | 33 LA Premieres

Check out the Opening Night Feature and Digital Marketing Keynote
with 5 time Emmy Winner and Comedian Paul Wagner, Q & A with audience!

Meet & Learn from these Internet Super Stars!
Phil Ranta is the COO of Studio71, a global digital media company focused on empowering creators, growing brands and building audiences, where he oversees the talent network of 900 creators receiving over 5 billion monthly views.

Ana Kasparian is the Co-Host of The Young Turks, the top online news show in the world (which currently has over 2.4 billion views)

Emmy Award-winning producer Jenni Powell (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon, lonelygirl15, Emma Approved and The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy)

Elle Walker Co-Founder What's Up Moms - the #1 Parenting Network on YouTube. 35 million views monthly and over 1.1 million subscribers.

Showcasing stars including:
Josh Gad (Frozen)
Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Elephant)
Ted Danson (Cheers , Saving Private Ryan, Becker)
Anne Heche (Donnie Brasco, Wag the Dog, Six Days Seven Nights)
Martin Sheen (Apocalpse Now, The Departed, Catch Me If You Can)
Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men, Wall Street, Anger Management)
Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds)
Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games)
Sally Kirkland ( JFK, Bruce Almighty)
Troy Baker (Batman: Arhmam City, Lego DC Superheros)
Tom Kane (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, 9)
Joel McHale (Ted)
Edward Asner (Up, Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant)
Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond)
Efren Ramirez (Crank, Napoleon Dynamite)
Kevin Nealon (Weeds, Saturday Night Live)
Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises, Transporter 2)
Rachelle Carson-Begley (Living with Ed)
Nichole Bloom (Model Minority)
Ed Begley Jr. (This Is Spinal Tap, St. Elsewhere)
Michael Nouri (Flashdance)
Nicholas Guest (Frozen, Tangled, Big Hero 6)
Evan Gamble (American Sniper, Girl, Positive)
Jesse C. Boyd (Meanwhile, The Wanderers)
Diane Louise Salinger (Pee-wee's Big Adventure)
Kevin Alejandro (True Blood, Southland, Lucifer)
Cherilyn Wilson (Parasomnia)
Michael Steger (The CW's 90210)
Dr. Nada Dhaif (a Bahraini doctor and human rights defender)
Elia Rosenberg (HBO's The Comeback)
Peter Jason (They Live, Mortal Kombat)
Caleb Quaye (Tommy, Friends, The Making of Elton John: Madman Across the Water)
Erin Murphy (Bewitched, Life Interrupted)
Saba Tekle (Author)
Teresa Ganzel (WALL-E, Up, Monsters, Inc.)
DeLane Matthews (General Hospital, Dave's World)
Bruce Gray (Traders)
Bianca D'Ambrosio (Lone)
Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica)
Erin Karpluk (Being Erica, Assault on Wall Street Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Munro Chambers (Degrassi: The Next Generation, Turbo Kid)
Natalie Krill (After the Ball)
Laura de Carteret (Mean Girls, Chloe)
Emily Piggford (Frost)
Houda Shretah (Echoes, The Neon Demon)
Nick Robinson (Jurassic World)
Haley Ramm (Flightplan)
Horatio Sanz (Wreck-It Ralph, Saturday Night Live)
Scott Adsit (Big Hero 6, 30 Rock, The Italian Job)
Georgia Engel (Mary Tyler Moore, Grown Ups 2)
Tom McGowan (Ghost World, The Birdcage, Sleepless in Seattle)
Bob Clendenin (L.A. Confidential, Star Trek)
Corey Craig (Pee-wee's Big Holiday)
Katrina Norman (No Strings Attached, 17 Again, Disaster Movie)

Meet & Learn from these Industry Leaders!
Darrel M Smith - CEO Droisys Digital
Julian McCrea - Founder of Portal Entertainment
Frank Chindamo - Award winning Producer & Creator LaughMD
Chadwick Turner - Founder Circle VR

"The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2010 with their strange categories. All of a sudden, web series, 3D storytelling, and digital comics have become 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!" - Academy Award-winning producer Nicholas Reed

"New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside of a studio or network system to make their own movies and develop cutting edge entertainment. Affordable cameras and editing software allows artists to create and express their skills for a multitude of new distribution platforms. We are presently witness of how storytelling is being redefined in the 21st Century. NewMediaFilm Festival highlights and showcases what will come next." - Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine

Countries screening in the festival this year: (Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Laos, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mexico, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, UK, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam).

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.

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