NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Film Festival (Oct)

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 Weekend Schedule for the most festival-like experience.

Program #1: InFocus: Veteran Cinema Shorts
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: InFocus: Veteran Cinema Feature - She's the Eldest
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Shorts Program -  Dark Recesses
6:30 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. 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). You will be able to use your ticket or pass to watch the film(s) for the duration of the festival. 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!
 
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 redeem an access or discount code?
Codes can be redeemed during checkout. Make your purchase selection and enter your code in the "Coupon code" step on the checkout page. Please note that your code may be specific to individual tickets or passes only – in that case, your code will not work if you've selected a different product type.
 
I have a free access code. Do I still need to input my credit card information?
Nope! At checkout, enter your free access code in the "Coupon code" field and click "Apply." If the code provides free access, the credit card fields will disappear. Please note: If you opt to include a 10% donation to cover festival operational fees, you will need to input credit card information.
 
How can I purchase tickets for multiple films?
Tickets must be purchased individually. Your access to all of the titles you’ve purchased tickets for is tied to your Seed&Spark account (using the e-mail and password that you set during checkout), so make sure you’re logged in to watch!  Alternatively, you can purchase a festival pass for access to all titles.
 
How do I join a virtual event?
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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