NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.

Each month, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) presents red carpet screenings of documentary, short and feature films that have been submitted from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each films director. The program also offers a special after party so the audience can meet the filmmakers and incredible talent involved.

Rules & Terms

IMPORTANT: NewFilmmakers Los Angeles screens monthly year round. FESTIVAL DATES displayed on this FilmFreeway listing are for expiration of this listing and ARE NOT our screening dates. We only notify of acceptance, however, please feel free to check in with us 2 months after your film has been submitted for an update on the status.

Please note the following: as is the industry standard among all festivals, in most instances we do not screen films that have already been posted online without password protection, though we do make exceptions on a case-by-case basis so please feel free to apply regardless.