Held at the ATT Center Theater in downtown Los Angeles, Newfilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals.
The red carpet event showcases a special program featuring short films, documentaries, new media and features submitted from around the world featuring the best stories and voices around Black Cinema.
All submissions will be screened by the NFMLA programming committee who will hand pick the selections of the final slate of submissions to be shown on February 20, 2016 at Newfilmmakers Los Angeles. All films selected for the screening will be eligible for consideration for top prizes at the NFMLA Best of awards 2016 which highlights the best films, talent and filmmakers from our program year of 2016.
Please note the following guidelines for submissions for this InFocus Program on February 20, 2016:
- Applicant must be credited as a producer, director, and/or screenwriter of the submission.
- Applicant must be a member of the Black community AND/OR the submission must be about or of interest to members of the Black community. All filmmakers with Black-centered films and Black filmmakers with non-Black-centered films are encouraged to apply.
- Submitted films may be Short films, Documentaries, Features or New media
- Due to the marketing opportunities offered by the event, attendance of filmmakers, cast and crew are highly encouraged to take full advantage of festival event.
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.