Monthly Film Festival

August 07, 2021 11:00am PDT - 09:30pm PDT

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts and exciting and packed month including an InFocus: Disability presentation of the finalists from this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, a selection of California-made short films, a collection of work from the City of Los Angeles co-presented by City of Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, as well as Los Angeles-based writer-director Dennis Curlett’s debut feature narrative, Paradox Lost. Each screening will take place virtually and will be followed by a live Q&A via Zoom.

The day begins with a celebration of the finalists of this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, a collection of films telling unique stories and showcasing disability in its many forms, as part of InFocus: Disability. The Easterseals Disability Film Challenge gives filmmakers—with and without disabilities—the opportunity to collaborate to tell unique stories that showcase disability in its many forms. The film challenge is a weekend-long filmmaking contest, open to all, that provides a platform for new voices in the entertainment industry. Each year, aspiring storytellers are prompted to creatively write, produce and complete a short film. Challenge winners receive invaluable access to entertainment professionals, opening the door to an industry notoriously difficult to enter.

The afternoon continues with shorts program Made In California, a selection of films shot throughout the versatile state of California, from the city to the forest to the desert, and across genres including music video, drama, comedy and horror.

The day’s line-up next offers Made in Los Angeles, a closer look at the City of Los Angeles through a selection of short form storytelling about community, resilience, connection and mental health, all shot right here in LA featuring a variety of its distinct and adaptive locations. Co-presented by City of Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield.

The evening concludes with Paradox Lost, writer-director Dennis Curlett’s feature debut, a time traveling romantic dramedy set in the world of improv.

NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year, across both our general and InFocus programming. All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects for consideration for upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the schedule for InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region by spotlighting communities of filmmakers within our filmmaking community as part of our monthly program.

Schedule Details

Program #1: InFocus: Disabilities – Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalists
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: Made In California
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Made in Los Angeles
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Suggested Screening Time
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #4: Feature Program: Paradox Lost
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM – Audience Q&A

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InFocus: Disabilities – Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalists
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Breaking Cody

Dir. Victoria Elena Nones, Writ. Cody J LaScala & Victoria Elena Nones & Prod. Cody J LaScala & Victoria Elena Nones Nathaniël Siri
5 Mins | USA
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Dwarfo-psychosis

Dir. Maria DiDomenico & Prod. Emily Pascal & Pancho Moler
5 Mins | USA
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Extra Special

Dir. Luke Terrell, Writ. Roque Renteria (aka Greg Roque) & Luke Terrell & Prod. Luke Terrell & Andy Arias
6 Mins | USA
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NayNay Too Bomb

Dir. Marie Alyse Rodriguez, Writ. Natalie Trevonne & Prod. Marie Alyse Rodriguez
4 Mins | USA
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Lights Out and Away We Go

Dir. Veerle Ackerstaff, Writ. Ayla van Kessel, & Mari Sanders & Prod. Suzanne Lauwen
6 Mins | USA
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Archaic Intergalactic Extraterrestrials

Dir. Carl Hansen, Writ. Carl Hansen, Robert Romani & Scott Rosendall & Prod. Carl Hansen
6 Mins | USA
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The Home Office (The Making of Cartoon HQ)

Dir. Dani Bowman & Prod. Sandy Vielma
6 Mins | USA
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Superheroes

Dir. Grace Kelly, Writ. Samantha Hyde & Grace Kelly & Prod. Grace Kelly
6 Mins | USA
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Couples Therapy

Dir. Melanie Rivera Waldman, Writ. Samantha Mannis & Prod. Melanie Rivera Waldman
5 Mins | USA
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So You Wanna Be an Actor

Dir. Catriona Rubenis-Stevens & Rachel Handler, Writ. Rachel Handler & Prod. Rachel Handler
6 Mins | USA
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Social Fitness

Dir. Anna Pakman & Prod. Anna Pakman, JD Michaels & Liz Pritchard
5 Mins | USA
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The Roommates

Dir. Jennifer Msumba & Writ. Jennifer Msumba
4 Mins | USA
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Made In California
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Last Black Man

Dir. Devone X. King, Writ. Wooyeon Cho, Devone X. King & Prod. Wooyeon Cho
5 Mins | USA
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They Fly By Night

Dir. Ross Kolton, Bill Tangradi, Writ. Ross Kolton, Bill Tangradi & Prod. Ross Kolton, Bill Tangradi
30 Mins | USA
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Abby and Emily Go To Palm Springs

Dir. Hellin Kay, Writ. Hellin Kay & Prod. Hellin Kay, Nancy Degnan, Michelle L. Morby
14 Mins | USA
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The Gift

Dir. Jacintha Charles, Writ. Jacintha Charles, Emma Scully, Kendra Goff & Prod. Lisa Yadao
13 Mins | USA
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Run Rabbit Run

Dir. Ilya Polyakov, Writ. Peter Bradshaw & Prod. Ilya Polyakov
20 Mins | USA
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Our Place Together

Dir. Clay Marshall Pruitt, Writ. Clay Marshall Pruitt & Prod. Alex Hughes, Whitney Loveall
18 Mins | USA
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Made in Los Angeles

April Kills The Vibe

Dir. Bonnie Mckee, Writ. Bonnie McKee & Prod. Alex Schindler, Bonnie Mckee
14 Mins | USA
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Son of Oakland: A Tribute to Victor McElhaney

Dir. David Lami Friebe, Nia Renee Warren, Writ. David Lami Friebe & Prod. Nia Renee Warren
22 Mins | USA
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Isolations

Dir. Talia Shea Levin, Chor.
2 Mins | USA
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Cranberry Nights

Dir. Sara Robin, Writ. Sara Robin & Prod. Matias Letelier, Sara Robin
16 Mins | USA
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Angels Landing

Dir. David R. Liu, Writ. David R. Liu & Prod. David R. Liu
5 Mins | USA
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Tumble

Dir. Antony Berrios, Writ. Antony Berrios & Prod. Antony Berrios
13 Mins | USA
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Ikaw at Ako (You and I)

Dir. Melanie Lim, Writ. Melanie Lim & Prod. Rommel Andaya
13 Mins | USA
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Big Touch

Dir. Christopher Tenzis, Writ. Christopher Tenzis & Prod. Gabrielle Cordero
3 Mins | USA
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The Great Artist

Dir. Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri, Writ. Matthew Postlethwaite, Sunny Vachher & Prod. Sunny Vachher, Matthew Postlethwaite
23 Mins | USA
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Feature: Paradox Lost
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Paradox Lost

Dir. Dennis Curlett, Writ. Dennis Curlett & Prod. Rebecca Edwards, Steven Strobel
93 Mins | USA
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