New Media Film Festival® Makes Global Impact
The Annual New Media Film Festival® celebrated its 13th year of global cinema appreciation. Creators from all over the world traveled to share their films and experience the connections created by the festival. The sold-out film festival was full of energy and excitement, artists were glad to be back together after COVID prevented travel in prior years.
One of the special hosts recognizes the hard work of the flimmakers saying, "Anything that was produced over the last couple of years, you've got to tip your hat." But the films shown were more than just anything, artists showed how amid a pandemic nothing would stop them. The festival rwas a true success, bringing people together to witness the talent of all ages, genders, and origins.
The awards and screenings shifted to short viewings of the nominated content. The festival curated an accessible online show to encourage continued engagement with the artists and fans that could not travel.
And the winners of the 13th New Media Film Festival® are:
From Belgium - Best Short - Paradisiac, Director: Quentin Dujardin
From Cyprus - Best Mixed Reality - Codex Oros Edemos, Director: Akis P. Tix
From Germany - Best AI - Mercury XX, Director: Miriam Kuhlmann
From New Zealand - Best Documentary - Ben Shemen, Director: Miriam Harris
From South Korea - Best Music Only - Across the Ocean, Composer: Michael W. Choi
From Spain - Best S.T.E.A.M. - TXAC Planet, Director: Eterio Ortega
From USA - Grand Prize - Classified (Pilot), Director: Aemilia Scott
Best Animation - Timeless, Directors: Susan May Lee Lim, Samudra Kajal Saikia and Christina Teenz Tan
Best Augmented Reality - Isaac Lidar, Director: Christopher Ruane
Best Digital Comic - Caravaggio: A Light Before the Darkness, Writer: Ken Mora
Best Drone - 22 Weeks, Director: Robert Smith
Best Faith & Family - Hashtag Blessed, Director: Stephanie McBain
Best Feature - Playing the Crease, Director: Jonathan Moch
Best Mobile/Tablet - Hamlet & Ophelia, Director: Scott Westerman
Best Music Video - There to Catch Me, Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf
Best New Media - KNOTWTR, Directors: Obi Nwankwo, Kostas Garcia and Zaawadi
Best Pilot - Fitness For All, Director: Michael Shaun Sandy
Best Podcast - Earth Eclipsed, Director: Nicholas Prufer
Best Script - Forgotten Christmas, Writer: Ash Gilpin
Best Snipler (30 Seconds) - Shadow Farm, Director: Gina Nemo
Best Socially Responsible - Chasing Childhood, Directors: Eden Wurmfeld and Margaret Munzer Loeb
Best Student - Tragedy Strikes, Director: Mogan Gullet
Best Trailer - B1, Director: Thomas I Parrish V
Best TV - Love Locked, Director: Breanne Krause
Best VR-360 - Tracing Paint, Directors: Michael Owen and Robin White Owen
Best Web Series - My Human Experience, Director: Sylvia Ray
About New Media Film Festival®
The New Media Film Festival is much more than just a film fest. New Media is an innovative, infinite catalyst for story and entertainment. Created in 2009, New Media celebrates the global impact of storytelling, technology and unique platforms used by artists today.
New Media recognizes the abundance of opportunity and targets creators to continue pushing the boundaries. Why stop at just a film festival when evolution is key to creating an environment where creators can thrive. New Media Film Festival® encourages storytelling and innovation through media.
Media and storytelling are incredibly important to our world today, to encourage change and recognize the connection we share globally. The New Media Film Festival continues to discover and cultivate highly creative work from emerging and seasoned content creators.
Contact: Crystal@newmediafilmfestival.com 310-288-1100 2355 Westwood Blvd 381 Los Angeles CA 90064
The New Media Film Festival® brings together creators who are passionate about art. Your innovation and talent will not go unnoticed, judges from across the world from Marvel, PBS, HBO, BBC, Rolling Stone, the Television Academy, and more.
Details can be found at www.newmediafilmfestival.com
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