NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Mission Statement


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 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.

About Us


With the goal of showcasing, supporting and connecting emerging filmmakers, NFMLA rapidly expanded to become much more than a monthly film festival. NFMLA regularly partners with organizations, companies, and film schools like SAG-AFTRA, the Producer’s Guild, Film Independent, Women in Film, Disney, Sony, DreamWorks, UCLA, MovieMaker Magazine, Variety, Film L.A., the City of Los Angeles, foreign consulates, and more to host an array of annual programs, workshops, panels, competitions, and learning and networking opportunities.

NFMLA’s programs include:

* NFMLA Monthly Film Festival — Our core program, the monthly film festival presents red carpet screenings of documentary, short and feature films that have been submitted from all over the world, followed by a Q&A with each films director. The program also offers a special after party so the audience can meet the filmmakers and incredible talent involved, and so that filmmakers can network and connect with each other.

* On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project — This is NFMLA’s annual competition for new short films featuring Los Angeles. Prizes are awarded to the top films. Submissions open in spring and close at the end of summer. A special screening event and awards program is held in the fall of each year.

* Best of NFMLA Awards — Each year, NFMLA presents awards for the best films shown in the previous year’s film monthly festivals at an exclusive gala event.

* On Camera Interviews — All filmmakers featured in NFMLA film festivals are invited to participate in on camera interviews with MovieMaker Magazine.

* Special Events, Programs, and Workshops — Year round, NFMLA partners with universities, studios, guilds, the City of Los Angeles, and others to host a wide variety of special events and learning opportunities.