New Media Film Festival®, an innovative and multiple award-winning* festival created in 2009, celebrates stories, technology, and platforms. We continually implement new opportunities outside the norm to bolster creators in media.

Judges from Simon & Schuster, ABC, HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, PBS, BBC, Rolling Stone, Grammys, BMI & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

Through our boundary pushing ideology, we create an environment for creators to thrive. New Media Film Festival® is an infinite catalyst for story and technology. Not just any stories, but the stories worth telling.

All submissions come with perks - one of them is consideration for distribution.
New - PITCHING - our Producer Panel & Pitching is now online. Submit your Pitch today!
New - One Page Feedback add on to Script Category
New - Games / Gaming category
New - Metaverse category
New - Faith & Family category
New - Children Category (Gen Alpha audience)

June 5 2024 Online Programming with Q & A's
June 6 2024 IN PERSON in Los Angeles CA USA includes "Red Carpet", VIP Soiree, International Art Exhibit, Q & A's, Awards, Networking, Screenings, Special Guests and more.

All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Artwork, Children, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Faith & Family, Feature, Gaming, Metaverse, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, NFT, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series.

**Please note, New Media category includes Gaming, Tech Vlog's, VE, Vertical, Live, Location Based, etc.

Why submit?
-EMMYS ® Award Consulting & Broadcasting for 1 project per festival
-Have opportunities outside of festival
-We are a UFFO code of practices Member
-Submit- Online, Public, Novice & Expert Content
-28 Categories with these award considerations
-Best in Category, Audience & Grand Prize Awards
-IMDB Official Event
-$45,000.00 in Awards
-Judges from Simon & Schuster, ABC, HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, PBS, BBC, Rolling Stone, Grammys, BMI & more. $45,000.00 In Awards

“Worth The Entry Fee”- Movie Maker Magazine

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - Huffington Post

“I thank NewMediaFF for what they’ve done for young filmmakers” -Legendary Director, Roger Corman

”The role of this fest is bringing the Best in New Media to the World”-Festival World

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

* We won Awards!
Film Festival of the Year 2021, 2022, 2023 Global Wire
Innovation & Excellence Award 2022, 2023 - LiveWire
Most Innovative Film Technology Festival 2022, 2023 - North America Business Elite
Best Digital Festival - Lux Life
Los Angeles Award for Excellence in Broadcast Media Services
Women’s History: Dedicated Servant of Global Change
TMT Award for Excellence in Visual Storytelling Events - West Coast USA
CA State Business Awards: Best Arts & Entertainment Annual Event
City of Los Angeles: Certificate of Appreciation
Certificate of Appreciation Hispanic Awards

Festival Awards. All Nominees are in competition for $45,000.00 in Awards.
*Nominee = the content accepted into the festival and in competition for awards.
Grand Prize
Meeting with HBO (priceless)
Meetings with Marvel (priceless)
Studio time in Los Angeles CA
Post Production – Mongo Media Solutions
Casting & Production Services – Select Services Films Inc.
Optional Distribution Offer
Custom hand painted wood slate
and the same as category winners and top 3 scripts

Category Winners each receive one year subscription ($588.00 value) one year membership ($189.00 value)
Creative Handbook
And are still considered for Grand Prize Award
Custom hand painted wood slate

Best Script & Top 3 Scripts each receive one year membership ($189.00 value) one year subscription ($588.00)
Creative Handbook free membership ($219.00 value) coverage ($169.00 value)
And are still considered for Grand Prize Award $45,000.00

The Grand Prize Award Package and category winner awards are valued at over $45,000.00 and are non transferable. These are in kind services only and cannot be redeemed for cash. Good for one year from date of festival won at. All scheduling subject to availability.

If you are not present when we announce your name at the Awards Ceremony, we will ship your personalized award upon receipt of a pre-paid shipping label or the cost to ship.

All-Access Pass to Director aka Nominee

Walk the "Red Carpet" Press Junket

Nominee Q & A at end of screening session

Be a guest of honor at the VIP Soiree
Highlighted in Interntational Press
Mentions in our Social Media (20M reach over all platforms combined)
Cast & Crew listed online!
Guest discount code for 2 week window
In our 80,000 subscriber newsletter
Our global audience of Industry people with the power to get content into serious consideration for production.

All types of media are accepted regardless of when they were completed.
You must own the rights to submit your content.

Please note, accepted projects cannot be publicly exhibited in the Los Angeles area (50 mile radius) at any time within a one-month period of the festival start date.
If this occurs, New Media Film Festival® has the right to refuse exhibition or remove the title from competition and all perks given to nominees (

By submitting, the entrant shall release, discharge, indemnify and hold harmless New Media Film Festival®, and its agents, respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, contractors, venues, partners, sponsors, and volunteers from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, costs and expenses (including, without limitations, attorneys' fees). You agree to be bound by these guidelines and the decisions of the judges, which are final and binding in all respects and to waive any right to claim ambiguity in the awards or the rules. By submitting, the submitter constitutes that the entrants information is true and correct and agrees to all competition rules and guidelines. Disclaimer: If any categories submissions does not receive high enough scores from our screening committee, New Media Film Festival® has the right to discontinue any category for a particular festival.
Submission/Entry Fee -
Each entry is considered for screening, competition ($45k in awards) and distribution. You may submit a link for us to view your content online for judging.
Once our notification date passes a title will no longer be able to withdraw from the festival.

Submission/Entry Process -
Up to 3 people review/screen your content based on story, production value, New Media. If 2-3 of the screeners approve of your content based on our criteria: story, production value, a snippet of new media, you are accepted in to the festival.

Judging Process -
If your content gets accepted into the festival, the New Media Film Festival team will choose the top 3 in each category. Those top 3 chosen in each category go before our judges to choose the category winners and the Grand Prize Winner. Please note, each category has a Best Of Winner. If a full length version is submitted and a shorter TRT is programmed, judges do see the full length for award consideration.

We communicate via email
Once accepted/selected into festival you will need to send the deliverables requested in order to be programmed. We will contact you via FilmFreeway and one of our emails.
We will notify you if you are accepted into the festival. Please add crystal (at) newmediafilmfestival (dot) com to your contacts list to assure you receive our emails.
You may be offered distribution even if you were not accepted into the festival.
We are proud to be able to move all kinds of content forward, to be seen, screened and monetize.
Sorry, no refunds.
Thanks for submitting.
Rules of Conduct:
We ask that everyone—artists, audiences, volunteers, press, industry, staff, board members, and beyond—maintain an environment that is welcoming to all by being:
• Inclusive and respectful of people of every race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, age, physical appearance and body size, language spoken, and immigration or economic status
• Intentional with your words and abstaining from hate speech of any kind and abusive or offensive language or images, including the abuse of chat or similar electronic communications
• Mindful of the personal space and boundaries of others by avoiding unwelcome, unlawful attention, including sexual harassment and harassment of any kind, stalking, and inappropriate physical contact of any kind
• Respectful of moderators, artists, and audience members by refraining from disruption of screenings, sessions, talks, or other events
• Considerate of the health and safety of others by complying with all COVID-19 requirements and all other health and safety protocols
The Code of Conduct covers all events and venues. We ask that any person who witnesses or experiences a violation of this Code of Conduct should immediately contact a NMFF staff member or email Please bear in mind that notifying us does not constitute or replace notifying law enforcement.
NMFF will review all incidents that violate our Code of Conduct in a timely and equitable manner. We reserve the right to immediately remove, and permanently ban, any person from an event or venue for violations of this Code of Conduct, including the revocation of membership, tickets, passes and other privileges. (mvff)

Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival: Terms and Condition Rules and regulations New Media Film Festival: By submitting your work to the New Media Film Festival, you are agreeing to this statement. In submitting this work, I am claiming that it is my own and that I hold all necessary copyright or have the permission of the appropriate owners of copyright to incorporate portions of their work. Yes, I am the creator and author of the work submitted. In the event that my entry contains the work of other individuals or organizations (including any copyrighted photographs, musical compositions, etc.), I understand that it is my responsibility to obtain any necessary permissions and/or licenses. Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the visual elements in this entry. Yes, I have the necessary rights and/or permissions to use the audio in this entry. Works submitted for jury selection will not be returned after the close of the festival. No media/film accepted for programming can be pulled from the festival by submitter or associates. New Media Film Festival does not check to make sure that you have cleared these materials at any point during the application process, nor will we be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. Quite often, rights holders offer reduced rates for festival films, so you should contact them directly to avoid any possible rights infringements. Please note, there is a deliverables deadline for each venue. If you do not meet that deadline it is possible we will not be able to screen your content. Deliverables are the responsibility of the person submitting. Submission fee is non refundable.
Creators retain the rights to their content. Nominee files are for festival purposes only.

A runtime of any length is permitted

No requirement for completed by date.

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Overall Rating
  • A great festival that included some of the best content I’ve ever seen in a festival. It was an honor to be included alongside such amazing work. Top notch event with an amazing director and hostess in Susan Johnston. The communication was outstanding and execution was flawless. Thank you for having us!

    October 2022
  • Girlie Vasallo

    Fabulous festival! Thank you for nominating my pop track "Save The Day" for Best Song (Music Only category). So many creative entries, each deserving to be recognized. This is my first time to join their festival and I am very pleased with the results. Thank you for giving us independent songwriters a platform for our music to be heard. Power to New Media!

    July 2022
  • This is an excellent festival that truly supports independent filmmakers. I was honored that my film, Zone of Silence -Haunted World, was selected. Highly recommended!

    June 2022
  • Milena Stoykova

    We are extremely thankful that the festival not only accepted our film but also gave us a chance for distribution!

    June 2022
  • Jerry Chambless

    It was an honor being selected for the this wonderful festival. It means a lot to us to have this project of inclusion & diversity be seen through the family scope & hopefully affect young viewers positively.

    June 2022