Hosted at the South Park Center in Downtown Los Angeles!

Join NFMLA as we celebrate 10 years at the 2017 Best of NFMLA Awards show, a spectacular night recognizing the best talent in Independent Cinema from around the world.

Event will be hosted by Zainab Johnson.

Zainab can most recently be seen in her breakout appearance on HBO’s All Def Comedy Jam and has made appearances on Arsenio, BET's Comic View, MTV's Acting Out, and AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live!

The event features live music from Jason Kramer (KCRW).

Best of NFMLA 2017 Winners

Best Feature
BLOWTORCH
Directed by Kevin Breslin | Produced by Adrienne Stern

Best Documentary - Feature
BOUNCE: HOW THE BALL TAUGHT THE WORLD TO PLAY
Directed by Jerome Thelia | Produced by Anne Carkeet

Best Comedy - Short
THE BEST AND WORST DAYS OF GEORGE MORALES' UNNATURALLY LONG LIFE
Directed by Seth Cuddeback, Benjamin Dohrmann | Produced by David Viste

Best Drama - Short
FRAGILE STORM
Directed & Produced by Dawn Fields

Best Documentary - Short
THE LAST PLIGHT
Directed by Sargon Saadi | Produced by Suzan Younan

Best Foreign Drama - Short
LOST FACE
Directed by Sean Meehan | Produced by Sam McGarry

Best Foreign Comedy - Short
PITTER PATTER GOES MY HEART
Directed by Christoph Rainer | Produced by Nikolai Gemel

Best Animated - Short
STARS
Directed & Produced by Han Zhang

Best Screenplay
BEFORE THE SUN EXPLODES
Written by Debra Eisenstadt | Written by Zeke Farrow

Best New Media
PENELOPE IN THE TREEHOUSE
Directed by Jonathan Langager | Produced by Christian Hall

Best Performance - Comedy
PITTER PATTER GOES MY HEART
Vicky Krieps

Best Performance - Drama
LOST FACE
Gerald Auger

Best Performance - Drama
THE LOYALIST
Woorim Jung

Best NewFilmmaker
Emmanuel Osei-Kuffour
Winner

Audience Award Winner
Gonzalo Ladines
Como en el cine (Just Like in the Movies)

Best Cinematography
Peter Mariuzza
The Truth About Lies

Best Editing
Steph Zenee Perez
Vessels

Best Score
Matt Rudduck & Jonathan Zwartz
Stuffed

Best Sound
Luke Allen
The Loyalist

May 6th, 2017

Event Details & Tickets

6:00pm - VIP Cocktail Reception
7:00pm - General Arrivals
7:45pm - Awards Show
10:15pm - After Party

Advance purchase VIP tickets are available for $50 per person when pre-ordered online.
Advance purchase general admission tickets are available for $25 per person when pre-ordered online.

Ticket levels increase by $25 ($75: VIP / $50: general admission) by Friday, April 7th

VENUE PARTNER

South Park Center

CHAMPION SPONSOR

Pink's Hotdog Karl Strauss

CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

Tito's Vodka SAG-AFTRA The Wrap Film LA Divine Dips

BENEFACTOR SPONSOR

The Mays Family Hollywood Casting and Film VER ATS Castex Flowers in Beverly Hills Mole Richardson

SILVER PATRONS

Barry Freeman   Bob Smiland   Mount Saint Mary's University

Nominations

Dust Buddies
Dir. Beth Tomashek & Sam Wade | Prod. Jim McCampbel

Robin & Necki
Dir. Beatrice Matis | Prod. Jana Krämer

I Can't Sleep
Dir. & Prod. Cole Montminy

I Must Go
Dir. & Prod. Sindre Ulvik Péladeu

Sisters
Dir. David Chontos | Prod. Amanda Miller

Stars
Dir. & Prod. Han Zhang

Taco Terror
Dir. Tyler Rice

The Royal Cake
Dir. & Prod. Sam Marin

The Trees of Eden
Dir. & Prod. Dwight Hwang

Dawit
Dir. David Jansen | Prod. Fabian Driehorst

About

NFMLA is a leader in showcasing up and coming independent filming talent through our Monthly Film Festival, and fostering the Los Angeles filmmaking community though programs and partnerships.

The Best of NFMLA Awards will host celebrities, industry professionals including top agents, managers, studioand network executives as well as a global and LA local filmmakers.

NFMLA is a nonprofit arts organization with locations in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.

Best of NFMLA Awards Sponsorship

For information on being a sponsor or patron, please contact [email protected]