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New Media Film Festival Opens Friday in San Francisco Celebrating Storytelling at VizCinema
New Media Film Festival’s San Francisco Bay Area Event kicks off Friday November 5th with the Best Web Series, Documentaries, Short Films, SRC and Animation, Inviting the Public to Screenings and Panel Discussions on the Future of New Media
The New Media Film Festival was founded by Independent Filmmaker, Susan Johnston, with a charter to bring together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Gaming, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Tech and share what’s new and what’s next during the event. This is the first time the New Media Film Festival, has opened up a new regional event. The executive board selected San Francisco as the venue to unite more technology developers with the pioneers in the creative community who are utilizing different technology platforms to tell their stories.
“In keeping with our goal to celebrate stories worth telling, adding a new market like San Francisco to cities where our Festival is held creates a broader spotlight for the creative community,” said Susan Johnston, founder of New Media Film Festival. “Sharing your story at a festival is exciting for any creative team, but bringing together the technology innovators and the creative talent who are breaking the traditional molds and blazing a trail in New Media is exhilarating.”
The New Media Film Festival will be featuring executives from OnLive.com, Producers Guild of America, Writers Guild of America, LA Web Series Festival, Creative Convergence, SF Writing Conference, Free Range Studios, SF Women’s National Book Assn, Primetime Emmy Awards, Flingo.TV, Babelgum, The Nielsen Company, Current TV, DiGG, IndieGoGo, Tongal, MovieSet.com, Bay Area Women in Film and Media, Red Wheel/Weiser Books/Conari Press, Booyah!, Manic D Press, Mashable, Motorola, Magnicode, Sharethrough, Unity Technologies, and Credit the Edit. Judges of the festival come from PIXAR, Industrial Light & Magic, Summit Entertainment, Creative Convergence and United Talent Agency.
A complete schedule of panels and screenings of entries can be found here http://www.newmediafilmfestival.com/
About New Media Film Festival
The New Media Film Festival brings together Industry Professionals and Content Creators across Film, TV, Games, Publishing, Mobile, Web and Tech. Founded by Independent Filmmaker, Susan Johnston and launching in Los Angeles, June 2010, the three-day event features the Best of New Media and includes Short Film, Mobile, Games, Web, iApps, Animation, Technology Platforms, and New Film Technologies. Screenings at the November 2010 NMFF-SF event include Sundance, Cannes, Los Angeles and World Premieres as well as the best local San Francisco Bay Area talent working in new media. Panel discussions and demos will highlight New Technology, Financing & Monetization, the Convergence of Media, and where Traditional Media meets New Media. New Media Film Festival-SF Bay Area is produced in partnership with Producers Guild of America, NATPE, IAWTV, and San Francisco Writers Conference. New Media Film Festival (San Francisco and Los Angeles) are currently accepting submissions at https://www.newmediasubmissions.com for Los Angeles’ Festival in May 2011. For more information about the Festival and/or sponsorships, please contact Susan Johnston, the Founder, and Director of the New Media Film Festival, at 310-288-1100 or info@NewMediaFilmFestival.com
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