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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles The official NewFilmmakers LA (NFMLA) page for sharing and showcasing innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world. 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.

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Congrats to WIF (Maikiko James & Kirsten Schaffer) and Google (Elle Roth Brunet) on the launch of their Short-Film Lab! ...
03/19/2022
Women in Film, Google Reveal Inaugural Fellows for Short-Film Lab (Exclusive)

Congrats to WIF (Maikiko James & Kirsten Schaffer) and Google (Elle Roth Brunet) on the launch of their Short-Film Lab! We're proud that NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) alumni Robin J Hayes, Kameishia Wooten and Patricia Seely have been selected! The program is supported by Picture Shop and Cinelease (both companies are also sponsors of NFMLA) with additional support from Warner Chappell Music. Read more from Rebecca Sun at The Hollywood Reporter: https://lnkd.in/ejrsBcPj

More about the NFMLA alumni selected as part of the program:

Robin was born and raised in Brooklyn. She earned a scholarship to attend St. George's. She studied at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Afterwards at Yale University, Robin completed a PhD in African American studies and political science and was a professor at Williams College, Northwestern University, and UC Riverside among others.

Robin wrote, produced, and directed the award-winning documentary Black and Cuba (Prime Video), published essays (The Atlantic), and produced the play 9 Grams (directed by Emmys / Television Academy/Obie winner S. Epatha Merkerson). Her work has been funded by the Ford Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. Robin is repped by United Talent Agency and Rain Management Group.

Kameishia is a passionate Director, Writer, and Producer who creates provoking, inclusive, socially impactful stories for TV & Film. She has written, directed, and produced 6 short films and a web series. Most recently, Kameishia’s proof of concept short, Destiny’s Road, received the Best Narrative Short Film Audience Award at the 2021 Moorpark Film Festival, Best Short Film Award at the 2020 Black Truth Film Festival, and has screened in over 20 film festivals worldwide.

Kameishia was selected as a Directing Fellow for the 2019 WIF/Sundance Film Festival(Sundance Institute) Financing Intensive, a Mentee in the 2021 WIF Mentorship Program, and most recently as a Directing Fellow in Alliance of Women Directors - AWD's Black Directors Initiative. Her feature screenplay, Destiny's Road, was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2021 Female Voices Rock Film Festival, Semi-finalist in the 2021 ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition, and 2nd Round for the MACRO/Blacklist Feature Screenwriter Incubator.

Patricia's recent projects include 2021 Tribeca Film Institute selection The Cocktail Party, written and directed by The Academy's Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders (Sing!), and Kwanza Nicole Gooden’s The Rising Voices Story. As former vice president of production for Kobe Bryant’s Granity Studios, she produced the ESPN+ series Detail, scripted podcast The Punies, audiobooks The Wizenard Series and Legacy and the Queen and behind-the-scenes documentation for Bryant’s Oscar-winning animated short Dear Basketball. Her other producer credits include feature Liza, Liza, Skies are Grey and Emmy-nominated National Geographic series Hard Time.

Warner Chappell Music, Picture Shop and Cinelease will provide additional production and postproduction support for the three shorts.

Join us today at 1:45pm PT for a conversation with Jordan Temple, comedian and writer/producer for comedy TV shows inclu...
03/18/2022

Join us today at 1:45pm PT for a conversation with Jordan Temple, comedian and writer/producer for comedy TV shows including "Atlanta" and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”! Tickets available through the link in our bio.

Congratulations to Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger for their film "Ala Kachuu - Take and Run", which has been nominat...
03/16/2022

Congratulations to Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger for their film "Ala Kachuu - Take and Run", which has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at this year's Academy Awards! "Ala Kachuu" will screen at our Women Directors Film Festival THIS SATURDAY!

Get tickets to our March Festival here: https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/march-19th-2022-monthly-film-festival-infocus-female-cinema/

More info on the nominees: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2022

#oscars #filmfestival #shortfilm

Congratulations to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) alum Marissa Chibas Preston for being selected as a fellow at the 2...
03/10/2022
Sundance Institute Sets Fellows For Latest Screenwriting Intensive

Congratulations to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) alum Marissa Chibas Preston for being selected as a fellow at the 2022 Sundance Institute Screenwriters Intensive!

Congrats as well to the other fellows: Walé Oyéjidé, Glenn Kaino, Mamoudou N’Diaye, Gabby Rivera, Nuhash Hamuyun, Tania Taiwo, Andre Muir and Jake Hutton, Tommy Pico and Tazbah Chavez, A.K. Espada, Ramzi Bashour!

"During the workshop, these emerging creatives from historically marginalized communities will develop their first fiction features under the guidance of established writers and the Institute’s Feature Film Program, led by Michelle Satter (founding senior director, Sundance Institute’s Artist Programs) and the Feature Film Program’s deputy director, Ilyse McKimmie."

Read more here: https://deadline.com/2022/03/sundance-institute-sets-fellows-for-latest-screenwriting-intensive-1234969375/

The Sundance Institute has set Marissa Chibás (72), Walé Oyéjidé, Esq. (Chiaroscuro), Glenn Kaino (Fox & Stork), Mamoudou N’Diaye (Freelancers), Gabby Rivera (Juliet Takes a Breath), Nuha…

Come join us for a screening of "Pieces of Us" written & directed by Cheryl Allison at our Women Directors Film Festival...
03/09/2022

Come join us for a screening of "Pieces of Us" written & directed by Cheryl Allison at our Women Directors Film Festival on Saturday, March 19th, in #DTLA! Tickets can be bought here: https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/march-19th-2022-monthly-film-festival-infocus-female-cinema/

Synopsis: Pieces of Us is an intimate look at the personal journeys of LGBTQ+ hate crime survivors who, by choosing to take their recovery public, inspire the survivor in all of us. The film juxtaposes the inspirational stories of recovery each of the film’s subjects (including transgender activist and Stonewall Riots survivor Victoria Cruz, and Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil of India) have experienced with the powerful connections their public actions have produced. Their stories take us to New York City, Denver and India to witness how intersectionality and speaking your truth can build a support community and even spark global change.

#NFMLA #FilmFestival #LosAngeles

Check out "CHORES," written & directed by Christina Tucker, at our Women Directors Film Festival on Saturday, March 19th...
03/08/2022

Check out "CHORES," written & directed by Christina Tucker, at our Women Directors Film Festival on Saturday, March 19th in #DTLA! We hope to see you there! Tickets can be bought here: https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/march-19th-2022-monthly-film-festival-infocus-female-cinema/

Synopsis: Chores is a snapshot of a moment of change for a relationship, with an open ending and in some ways an open beginning – we don’t see what has inspired Samantha’s change of heart about living in New York City In the end something is irreparably changed, for better or worse. We get the sense that Samantha needs to be heard, and is not, while Lily is very committed to maintaining the status quo, despite Samantha’s lack of happiness.

#NFMLA #DTLA #FilmFestival #LosAngeles

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We’re thrilled to share that WarnerMedia OneFifty has acquired Academy Award-nominated Japanese drama "Drive My Car." Th...
02/28/2022

We’re thrilled to share that WarnerMedia OneFifty has acquired Academy Award-nominated Japanese drama "Drive My Car." The film will debut on HBO Max on March 2nd!

Join our friends at Sundance Institute Collab in partnership with the Sundance Episodic Program for an intimate conversa...
02/23/2022
Online Event: The Heart of Development with Misha Green (LOVECRAFT COUNTRY)

Join our friends at Sundance Institute Collab in partnership with the Sundance Episodic Program for an intimate conversation with the creator of ground-breaking hit series Underground and Lovecraft Country, Misha Green.

Moderated by JANDiZ CARDOSO, Director of the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, Misha will discuss how she establishes and sustains the core tenets of the shows she sets out to create during the extensive and challenging TV development process.

Join the panel on Feb 23 – only on #SundanceCollab. Register Free: https://collab.sundance.org/catalog/Online-Event-The-Heart-of-Development-with-Misha-Green-LOVECRAFT-COUNTRY

In collaboration with the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, Sundance Collab brings this intimate conversation with the creator of ground-breaking hit series Underground and Lovecraft Country, Misha Green. Moderated by Jandiz Cardoso, Director of the Sundance Institute Episodic Program, Misha will...

The PGA Create DOCUMENTARY CYCLE is now open for submissions. Emerging and mid-career creative producers from UNDERREPRE...
02/20/2022
PGA Create | Producer's Guild

The PGA Create DOCUMENTARY CYCLE is now open for submissions. Emerging and mid-career creative producers from UNDERREPRESENTED BACKGROUNDS in active development of a documentary feature or series are invited to review the eligibility criteria and make their application. Deadline is February 22, 2022. For information or to apply, visit: https://producersguild.org/pgacreate/

The Producers Guild of America represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television and new media.

So happy we were able to help Lindsey Hagen and her film "After Skid Row" premiere as part of the inaugural slate of the...
02/16/2022
After Skid Row

So happy we were able to help Lindsey Hagen and her film "After Skid Row" premiere as part of the inaugural slate of the new Los Angeles Times Short Docs series launching today!

"After Skid Row" screened at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) 2021 DocuSlate program in November, and we are so happy to have contributed to this partnership.

Watch "After Skid Row" here: https://www.latimes.com/short-docs/la-after-skid-row-123

Congratulations as well to the other selected filmmakers: NFMLA alum William Caballero, Jordyn Romero, Skyler Glover, and Brit Hensel!

Today the Los Angeles Times launches L.A. Times Short Docs, an ongoing series of short documentaries by established and emerging independent filmmakers. The curated non-fiction shorts feature a range of topics, including the environment, social justice, homelessness and immigration. All films are available for Times subscribers to stream at latimes.com/shortdocs

#documentary #shorts #losangeles

'After Skid Row' documents the journey of Barbie Carter as she navigates the transition to housed life following the brutal reality of a decade on the streets.

We're thrilled to announce that NewFilmmakers LA is officially a Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival on FilmFreeway! NFMLA is...
02/10/2022

We're thrilled to announce that NewFilmmakers LA is officially a Top 100 Best Reviewed Festival on FilmFreeway! NFMLA is honored to be included in this great list of festivals, and we want to give a HUGE thanks to all of the talented filmmakers who've screened their films with us! Glad that we were able to provide an enjoyable and beneficial experience for you.

Television and streaming episodic shows have taken a great leap in recent years. Join Sundance Collab and award-winning ...
02/09/2022
Master Class: Directing TV with Rachel Raimist (QUEEN SUGAR)

Television and streaming episodic shows have taken a great leap in recent years. Join Sundance Collab and award-winning filmmaker and producer Rachel Raimist (The Sex Lives of College Girls, Wu-Tang: An American Saga, The Big Leap), who has directed shows for HBO MAX, Hulu, DISNEY+, CW, and more, as we discuss her process of directing TV from start to finish and how to break in. Feb 12 – only on #SundanceCollab Register Free: http://t2d.tv/170n

Congratulations to NFMLA Alum and Best of NFMLA Awards Filmmaker of the Year recipient, Dinh Thai, on his pilot AZNBBGRL...
02/09/2022
Asian Coming-Of-Age Story ‘AZNBBGRL’ From Natalie Chaidez & Dinh Thai Gets Freeform Pilot Order

Congratulations to NFMLA Alum and Best of NFMLA Awards Filmmaker of the Year recipient, Dinh Thai, on his pilot AZNBBGRL at Freeform. The pilot is co-written by Dinh and Natalie Chaidez and is produced by Kai Yu Wu, Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan. Read more on Deadline Hollywood here: https://deadline.com/2022/02/freeform-aznbbgrl-pilot-natalie-chaidez-dinh-thai-1234927897/

EXCLUSIVE: Freeform has picked up to pilot AZNBBGRL, an hourlong drama from Natalie Chaidez (The Flight Attendant), Dinh Thai (Wu-Tang: An American Saga), producer Melvin Mar (Fresh Off the Boat) a…

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The films of this weekend's Virtual Film Festival will be available to watch starting tomorrow (Friday) @ 8am PT! Don't miss these great films, industry panels and filmmaker Q&As throughout the weekend! More information and tickets here: https://jan2022.eventive.org/welcome
Join us and for a panel in partnership with GreenLight Women, featuring women long-established in their careers in the film industry. The panel will feature Iris Grossman (President of GreenLight Women and Manager at Echo Lake Entertainment), Carolyn McDonald (award-winning Executive Producer, Writer, and Director), Marcia Ross (Producer and award-winning Casting Director of Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You, The Princess Diaries), and Nancy Schreiber (award-winning Cinematographer). Moderated by Lucy Webb, member of the Chair of the Grant Committee and member of the Board of Directors of GreenLight Women. We will discuss their careers, mentoring new creatives, cross-generational work, and how to dismantle antiquated thinking about age in the film industry. More information and tickets here: https://watch.eventive.org/jan2022/play/61d8c8f4f500dd005cf5072b
Join us for a panel in partnership with FilmTrack on Friday @ 1pm PT to discuss entertainment rights and IP with Jason Kassin, CEO and Co-Founder of FilmTrack, as well as how to manage contracts, financials, licensing, and content in order to make your process as a filmmaker run smoothly. Jason will provide insider insight into elements of the business and organization side of making your film. More information and tickets here: https://watch.eventive.org/jan2022/play/61d8c735352711007e3e60f9
Join our panel on Friday @ 5pm PT to discuss Feature Film Distribution with Andy Bohn, Co-President of Greenwich Entertainment, which has released 70+ films, including Academy Award-winning Free Solo, The Rescue, Echo in the Canyon and Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice. Andy will discuss indie film distribution for narrative and documentary features. Tickets: https://watch.eventive.org/jan2022/play/61d8ca2a21eeb700c8524c2f
We're thrilled to share that the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded NewFilmmakers Los Angeles a $15,000 grant to support our InFocus program. We are among 1,248 projects across the US totaling $28,840,000 that were selected to receive this first round of 2022 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category! 🎉
Streetlights is #acceptingapplications for their Winter/Spring Session in 2022! Visit their website here for eligibility and application information: https://www.streetlights.org/ Streetlights was created 30 years ago after the L.A. riots. The mission of the non-profit is to create more diversity BEHIND-the-camera – and serve those with the least opportunity and greatest need. We teach our participants how to become entry-level Production Assistants – and provide placement on freelance jobs in the Entertainment Industry. Requirements include: * Resident of Los Angeles County * Low- or poverty-level wage earner * Ethnic minority * Must have access to a registered car 24/7, valid driver's license (meaning not suspended or expired) and no outstanding traffic tickets * Liability auto insurance * If a parent, must have reliable childcare in place at all times * If there is a history of incarceration, must have been out of jail or prison for at least a year * If there is a history of substance or alcohol abuse, must have been sober for at least 18 months * Must be at least 20 years old. (FYI – Statistically, the graduates who have had the most success fall between the ages of 20 and 35). If you have any questions or a potential applicant please do not hesitate to contact me directly at [email protected].
With the spike of COVID cases, we've made our Film Festival this weekend virtual. While we're disappointed by this, we ensure you that the festival will still be enjoyable and beneficial for everyone! Catch great films, panels and filmmaker Q&As! Tickets: https://jan2022.eventive.org/welcome
Congrats to @NFMLA alumni filmmakers Gustavo Milan ( @seivabrutafilme + @gugamilan ) & Bastien Dubois ( @bastidub ) for making the @TheAcademy Oscars® 2022 shortlist! You can find all of the shortlisted films at https://www.oscars.org/news/94th-oscarsr-shortlists-10-award-categories-announced
Cas and Naomi, both out of the closet, prefer to spend their days together. As "brother and sister" of other parents, they experience a security and love that they cannot find elsewhere. But when their future plans seem to drive them apart, their relationship is put at risk and Cas must dare to be alone. Vincent Tilanus is a writer and director based in Amsterdam. Vincent graduated from the Netherlands Film Academy in 2018 with the fiction short film Gold Leaf (Bladgoud) (2018) which has screened at film festivals around the world and won the Prix Amnesty International France at the Poitiers Film Festival. His latest short film Marlon Brando (2020) is officially selected for the prestigious Semaine de la Critique of the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Marlon Brando was also nominated for a Dutch Academy Award (Golden Calf) for best short film. His newest medium-length feature Heartbeats (2021, 46mins) won the Dutch Academy Award (Golden Calf) for best actor in a leading role. Celebrate Vincent Tilanus and his film “Marlon Brando” at our virtual film festival on December 11th! Join us for virtual screenings and filmmakers + audience Q&As. Tickets: nfmla.org/events