Monthly Film Festival

August 22, 2020 09:45am PDT - 09:00pm PDT

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts a packed and exciting day of virtual screenings and Q&As powered by Seed&Spark, which include a program of animated work from all around the world with InFocus: International Animation, our InFocus: Disabilities screening of the finalists from this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge, a selection of California short films presented in partnership with Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), as well as a collection of work from the city of Los Angeles co-presented by City of Los Angeles councilmember Bob Blumenfield.

The day begins with InFocus: International Animation, a slate of animated films from France, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iran and Brazil representing a range of animation styles and storytelling visions, from the haunting to the awkward to the surreal to the heartfelt.

The day continues with a celebration of the finalists of this year’s Easterseals Disability Film Challenge: Home Edition, a collection of films telling unique stores and showcasing disability in its many forms, as part of InFocus: Disabilities.

The afternoon continues with shorts program Made In California, a selection of films made throughout the versatile state of California, including documentary, coming of age, drama, comedy, animation and music videos presented in partnership with Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS).

The evening concludes with a closer look at the city of Los Angeles with Made in Los Angeles, a selection of short form work made right here in LA, co-presented by City of Los Angeles councilmember Bob Blumenfield.

All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects which will be considered for all upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region. NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year.

Schedule Details

Program #1: InFocus: International Animation
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM – Suggested Screening Time
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #2: InFocus: Disabilities – Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalists
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #3: Made in California
3:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program #4: Made in Los Angeles
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Audience Q&A

Program # 1: InFocus: International Animation
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Symbiosis

Dir. Nadja Andrasev
13 Mins | France, Hungary
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Fantasmia

Dir. & Writ. Luise Fiedler
7 Mins | Germany
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Riga’s Lilac

Dir. & Writ. Lizete Upite
14 Mins | France, Latvia
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The Rotation

Dir. & Writ. Hazhir As'adi
7 Mins | Iran
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Flesh

Dir. Camila Kater & Writ. Camila Kater, Ana Julia Carvalheiro
12 Mins | Brazil
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Media Kit

Sh_t Happens

Dir. Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf
13 Mins | Czech Republic
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Zorg II

Dir. & Writ. Auden Lincoln-Vogel
21 Mins | Estonia
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Program #2: Easterseals Disability Film Challenge Finalists
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How Much Am I Worth?

Dir. Rachel Handler
6 Mins | USA
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In Dependence

Dir. Kimberlee Holland
6 Mins | USA
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Natalie’s Point of View

Dir. Abigail Fuller
4 Mins | USA
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Voices of the Invisible

Dir. Miriam Revesz & Writ. Miriam Revesz, Eva Lantos, Taliah Sarah Berger
6 Mins | USA
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Autism Ability

Dir. & Writ. Michael Klumb
3 Mins | USA
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Expectations

Dir. Shawn Lovering
5 Mins | USA
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Hyper Active

Dir. & Writ. Cory Reeder
6 Mins | USA
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Second Act

Dir. Carl Hansen, Danny J. Gomez
5 Mins | USA
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Aine

Dir. by Alexandria Cree, Kristen Hilkert & Writ. Alexandria Cree
5 Mins | USA
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Fish Don’t Care If It Rains

Dir. Jennifer Msumba
5 Mins | USA
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Full Picture

Dir. Jacob Reed & Writ. Santina Muha, Jacob Reed, Elizabeth Reichelt, Stephen Sanow
5 Mins | USA
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Program #3: Made in California
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Sweatbox

Dir. Nate O'Mahoney & Writ. Nate O'Mahoney, Alice Pearce
11 Mins | USA
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Bunkers

Dir. & Writ. Ollie Anderson
7 Mins | USA
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Media Kit
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Remmy Blackwell – Daddy’s On The Sands

Dir. Uriah Herr & Writ. Dustin Charlton
3 Mins | USA
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Parachute

Dir. & Writ. Katherine Tolentino
14 Mins | USA
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The Non-Crimes of Orange County

Dir. Sam Wall & Writ. Shadia Sepehrnia
4 Mins | USA
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Don’t Leave Me Alone

Dir. John FK Parenteau
4 Mins | USA
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Before

Dir. Jonathan Hammond & Writ. Jonathan Hammond, Ryan Roach
6 Mins | USA
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Vonavi – Regrow

Dir. & Writ. Andrew Litten
5 Mins | USA
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Anna and Sloane Go to the Beach

Dir. Willa Rydall & Writ. Giovanna Zavala
17 Mins | USA
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One Thousand Stories: The Making of a Mural

Dir. Tasha Van Zandt & Writ. Tasha Van Zandt, JR
16 Mins | USA
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Program #4: Made in Los Angeles

The Shabbos Goy

Dir. Talia Osteen
7 Mins | USA
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Media Kit

The Disease

Dir. Joan Joan Paüls, Dara Safvatnia
9 Mins | USA
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Auxiliary Man

Dir. Max Roux
16 Mins | USA
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A Burial

Dir. Kevan Tucker
11 Mins | USA
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Weep Not

Dir. Lenore Thomas Douglas
13 Mins | USA
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Black Moon

Dir. Ryan Graff
8 Mins | USA
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Turtle

Dir. Matt Kenchington
10 Mins | USA
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Misdirection

Dir. Carly Usdin
14 Mins | USA
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