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Top 20 Award Winners and Grand Prize Winner of the 6th Annual New Media Film Festival Los Angeles CA

What Lives Inside

Honoring Stories Worth Telling

Artistic Director David Kleiler PhD with Founder/Director Susan Johnston

New Media Films & Content from US, China, Poland, Canada, Netherlands, UK, Costa Rica, Taiwan and Japan are winners at the 6th Annual New Media Film Festival.

“The New Media Film Festival is the wave of NOW. The subjects handled in these films are important & stunning. Great panels, films, varied storytelling & the place to be for new technology in film.”
— - Radio Show Host & Author, Debbie Dachinger
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, June 12, 2015 / -- The 6th Annual New Media Film Festival wrapped up an exemplary roster of New Media Films & Content with attendees from all over the world in Los Angeles CA.

In addition, they announced a new online channel
and crowdfunding platform to further the mission of Honoring Stories Worth Telling.

The Top 20 Award Winners and Grand Prize Winner of the 6th Annual New Media Film Festival are:

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - What Lives Inside Web Series a World Premiere
Director: Academy Award-winning VFX artist/AD/director Robert Stromberg (Maleficent)
Country: US
An emotional tale of creative self-discovery is set in a richly surreal world inhabited by fantastical creatures The web series is directed by and stars Colin Hanks, Catherine O'Hara and Oscar winner JK Simmons ("Whiplash") in a tale about a lost son played by Mr. Hanks, Taylor, and his departed father (Mr. Simmons), a famous puppeteer beloved for his creativity. Taylor discovers a lot more about his father -- and his supposed fictitious creations -- only after his dad's death. A call for auditions in the form of creature sketches went out at the time of the series announcement. Of over 6,000 sketches submitted, 144 were selected and featured in the film.

Category Winners A-Z

BEST 3D - The 3D Machine a US Premiere
Director: Joost van den Bosch, Erik Verkerk
Country: Netherlands

BEST ANIMATION - The Golden Drops a World Premiere
Director: Daniel Zduczyk, Marcin Mczkowski
Country: Poland

BEST APP - Treehouses of the Pacific Northwest a World Premiere

BEST DIGITAL COMIC - Shoe Factory Road a World Premiere
Written by: Chris Darkes, Artist: Juan Baez, Colorist: Jonathan Lyons
Country: US

BEST DOCUMENTARY - Caselli Ride The Dream a US Premiere
Director: Wiley Watson
Country: US

BEST FEATURE - Nuclear Empire a LA Premiere
Director: Patrícia Neves
Country: Macau SAR (China)

BEST LGBT - iBully
Director: Paul Morente, Carlos Tesoro
Country: US

BEST MACHINIMA - Outworld a World Premiere
Director: Niav Conty
Country: US

BEST MOBILE/TABLET - Romance In NYC a LA Premiere
Director: Tristan Pope
Country: US

BEST MUSIC VIDEO - Gimme Little Sign
Director: PM Romero, Scott Montgomery
Written by: Artists Brenton Woods and William Pilgrim
Country: US

BEST NEW MEDIA - Vintage2014 a LA Premiere
Director: Wil Fernandez
Country: US

BEST PILOT - Merry Xmas a LA Premiere
Director: Boman Modine
Country: US

Written by: Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel
Country: Canada

BEST SHORT - Trouble & The Shadowy Death Blow a US Premiere
Director: Emmy Winner Stephanie Laing
Country: US

Director: Mike Stern Sterzynski
Country: Poland

Director: Veronica Grey
Country: USA, Costa Rica, Taiwan, Japan

BEST TRAILER - Attack Of The Devil a World Premiere
Director: Lon Strickland
Country: US

BEST S.T.E.A.M. - Patient 39 a US Premiere
Director: Dan Clifton
Country: UK

BEST STUDENT - Rice Wine a World Premiere
Director: Tian Ye
Country: China

Director: Michelle Nash, Miguel Endara
Country: US

Submissions are open now for 7th Annual New Media Film Festival
to be held June 7, 8 and 9th 2016 in Los Angeles CA
$45,000.00 in Awards. 20+ Categories
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