NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival

How it works

Missing your Film Festival experience? The NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Monthly Film Festival is back to serve you virtually with screenings, filmmaker + audience Q&A’s, industry panels and selections from our InFocus initiative which combats the lack of diversity in media.

While the films will be viewable for the duration of the festival, we suggest viewing according to our Saturday Nov 21st Schedule for the most festival-like experience.

Program #1: Youth Showcase
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM – Suggested Screening Time
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: InFocus: Indigenous Cinema Shorts
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Shorts Program: Mortal Bodies
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #4: Feature: Blinders
6:15 PM - 7:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Frequently asked questions

What does a membership to NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) include and how do I join?
A membership with NFMLA includes tickets to over 36 film programs a year, VIP access to special industry events and much more. A purchase of a NFMLA membership provides free access to this entire virtual festival weekend! You can learn more and become a member here: https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/membership. Once you have joined, email info@nfmla.org to request your free festival pass.

 

How do I watch a film?
To watch a film, you can: purchase an individual ticket, purchase a pass, or redeem an access code if you’ve been given one by the festival. If you make your purchase during the pre-order period, you’ll need to wait until the festival starts to watch your film(s). Once the festival starts, select the title you want to watch from the Festival home page. If you have a pass or a ticket for the title selected, you can click “Watch” to begin viewing. Make sure you’re logged into Seed&Spark with the e-mail that you used when making your purchase!
 
How can I get access to the Q&As?
Your ticket purchase includes access to the program's Q&A. Festival passes include access to all Q&As. Links to Zoom Q&As will be sent to your email 30 minutes prior to the event start time. Please make sure you have Zoom installed on you device, and please remember to check your email 30 minutes before the event. 
 
Where can I watch the film?
You can watch the film on any Internet-connected device like a computer, tablet, or phone (no downloads required!). You can also cast it to a TV. To watch on a TV, click play from the film page. Once the film player is open, hover your mouse over the bottom part of the frame to show icons that enable Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 11.53.33 AM.png (Chromecast) or Screen Shot 2020-05-26 at 11.53.27 AM.png(Airplay).  As long as you have a Chromecast, Apple TV, or a Smart TV that supports either option, the icons should show up and the film should play on your TV.
 
How do I participate in the Q&As and panels?
You’ll find all available events listed in the Virtual events tab on the Festival home page. Each event will have its own instructions for RSVP or purchasing tickets listed in the description. For panels, follow the instructions on your Eventbrite ticket confirmation.
 
What is Seed&Spark?
Seed&Spark is the platform powering this online festival. Seed&Spark’s mission is to connect people through stories that matter. Since 2012, their platform has helped thousands of creators bring stories to life and to audiences via story-centric crowdfunding, subscription streaming, community events and workplace programs that cultivate a culture of equity and inclusion. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Seed&Spark launched a complete online festival platform, keeping creators, sponsors and audiences connected while ensuring the survival of the independent creative ecosystem.
 
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