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 HBO, MARVEL, EMMYS, PBS, BBC & 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.
NETFLIX - 1st look deal, documentaries specifically.
AMC-1st look deal, feature length, & series - all types

New - NFT category
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

June 1 & 2 2022 at the state of the art theater, The Landmark in Los Angeles CA USA
Day 1 Full Day Online Screenings & Live Q & A's
Day 2 In Person VIP Soiree - Live Music - Opening Night Programming (screenings Q & A, special guests) - Awards Ceremony.

All categories -
360, AR, AI, 5D, Animation, Apps, Artwork, Digital Comics, Documentary, Drone, Feature, Mixed Reality, Mobile/Tablet, Music Only, Music Video, NFT, New Media, Pilots, Pitching, Podcasts, Scripts, Shorts, Sniplers (30 second pitch), SR- Socially Responsible, STEAM, Student, Trailers, TV, Virtual Reality, Web Series, Web Series Promo (one scene)

**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 HBO, Marvel, BBC, PBS, Emmys & more.

“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!

* Awards -
Film Festival of the Year 2021 & 2022 Global Wire
Innovation & Excellence Award 2022 - LiveWire
Most Innovative Film Technology Festival 2022 - 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.

Grand Prize
Meeting with HBO (priceless)
Meetings with Marvel (priceless)
Studio time in Los Angeles CA
Post Production – IDC Studio NY or LA
Casting & Production Services – Select Services Films Inc.
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 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.
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 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.

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
  • Lisa Morgan

    We loved being included in this festival... we attended years ago in person and hope it will be a live festival again in the future. For now we were grateful to take part in the virtual experience.

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Love your response, thank you. These are such times that kind words so much more. THANK YOU.

  • I thought it was a nice festival. Thank you for the nomination and allowing me to be apart of it.

    July 2021
  • What a fantastic film festival! Great communication, excellent networking possibilities and a passionate festival team - this is a festival you must be part of!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much Stan! Keep making great VR

  • Thank you for the organization! Everything is fine!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi, we just emailed you the filmfreeway screenshot that shows you were selected and the emails that you responded to nominee status as well as the winners chosen. In addition, you were given a press interview email, were offered and responded to a vote on an in person or online festival (that was in mid-april). Help us help you. Are you asking for the official selection choice on filmfreeway to be clicked to something else?

  • Outstanding support of emerging talent in the international film industry.

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Michelle, we greatly appreciate YOU!