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Hosted at the fabulous A+D Architecture & Design Museum in the DTLA Arts District, the night featured a VIP Cocktail Reception, a taste of L.A., live entertainment and a special viewing of the A+D Museum’s exhibition “COME IN DTLA” presenting what is on the minds and in the studios of the cutting edge, innovative designers of Los Angeles.

NFMLA is a leader in showcasing up and coming independent filmmaking talent through our Monthly Film Festival series, and fostering Los Angeles’s filmmaking community through programs and partnerships. NFMLA is a nonprofit arts organization with locations in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.

VENUE PARTNER

A+D

CHAMPION SPONSORS

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GUARDIAN SPONSORS

Hollywood Center StudiosTito's VodkaPink's Hot DogKarl StraussATS Audio VisualDemianProductionHUBThe Mays FamilyMSM Graduate Division

BENEFACTOR SPONSORS

Hollywood Casting and FilmTom DolbyFilm LAVERFlowers in Beverly HillsCastex RentalsMole RichardsonGreater Palmer SpringsDry Heat ResortsFreixenetOC Baking CoFat BuddhaTiny ElephantBi

GOLD PATRONS

Mr. Mathew Cullen
The Thadahni Family
The Mays Family
Mr. Vahe Jordan
Dr. Bradley & Ellen Falk

SILVER PATRONS

Mr. Laurent Vatinet
Mr. Julius Palacio
Capm Peterson & Dawn Knepley
The Collins Family
The Dawes Family
Mr. Michael Ocktabeck
Mr. Dane Zinter
The Seo Family
Mr. Danny Cook

Best of 2015 Nominations

Best Feature Film
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Come Simi

Director: Jenica Bergere
USA
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June, Adrift

Director: Adrienne Subia
USA
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Best of 2015 Winner

Kittens in a Cage

Director: Jillian Armenante
USA
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Little Paradise

Director: Natan Moss
USA
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Soledad

Director: Eduardo Maytorena & Wayne Mitchell
USA
Best Documentary Feature Film
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Shunned

Director: Janice Villarosa
Philippines
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Bert Kreischer: I Am The Machine

Director: Jeff Hinman and Jeff Johnson
USA
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Best of 2015 Winner

Big Voice

Director: Varda Bar-Kar
USA
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The Little House That Could

Director: Mars Roberge
USA
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Long Way To The Top

Director: Rob Montague
USA
Best Short Film, Comedy
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Go to Sleep, Sadie

Director: Alexandre Martins
USA
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Eugene

Director: Catalina Hoyos-Restrepo
USA / Columbia
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Jack of all Trades

Director: Gregory T. Evans
USA
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The Weigh In

Director: The Perez Bros.
USA
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Death of a Government Clerk

Director: Mykyta Samusiev
USA
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When You Call Me That, Smile

Director: Nick Toti
USA
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You’re Breaking Up

Director: Mandy Fabian
USA
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John

Director: Ryan Sheppard
USA
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Best of 2015 Winner

Open 24 Hours

Director: Henry Chaisson
USA
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Bereavement

Director: Natasha Kermani
USA
Best Short Film, Drama
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Tobacco Burn

Director: Justin Liberman
USA / Italy
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Persuasion

Director: Mattson Tomlin
USA
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Guest Room

Director: Joshua Tate
USA
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The Girlfriend Game

Director: Armen Antranikian
USA
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Tides

Director: Risto Tuominen
USA
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The Harsh Weather Sweepstakes

Director: Jay Drose
USA
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#nightslikethese

Director: Hannah Macpherson
USA
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The Other Sister

Director: Nicholas Bouier
USA
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A Cool Dark Place

Director: Tiffany Frances
USA
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Best of 2015 Winner

Inside the Box

Director: David Martin-Porras
USA
Best Short Foreign Film, Comedy
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Karma

Director: Sixing Su
China
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Revival

Director: Nadav Lazare
Israel
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Das Begräbnis des Harald Kramer (The Funeral of Harald Kramer)

Director: Marc Schlegel
Austria
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The Trouble Downstairs

Director: Casey Nimmer
UK
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Akash

Director: Sri Charan
India
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Electric Indigo

Director: Jean-Julien Collette
Belgium / France
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Best of 2015 Winner

Chaque Jour Est Une Petite Vie

Director: Albane Fioretti and Lou-Brice Leonard
France
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The Market King (Soko Sonko)

Director: Ekwa Msangi
Kenya
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Sinceridad

Director: Andrea Casaseca
Spain
Best Short Foreign Film, Drama
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Danilo

Director: Jacintho Muinos
Australia
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Roubado

Director: Erica Watson
France / USA
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The Stomach

Director: Ben Steiner
UK
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Exit Chip

Director: Joshua Thornton-Allan
UK
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Silencio Chino

Director: Javier Melero De Luca
Venezuela
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Forever After

Director: Charlotte Scott-Wilson
Netherlands
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Carry On

Director: Yatao Li
China
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The Passenger

Director: Eduardo Cantarino
Brazil
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Best of 2015 Winner

The Crossing

Director: Nathalie Biancheri
UK
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People Like Us

Director: Ramon Ayala
Spain
Best Short Film, Documentary
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American Auto

Director: Jeffrey DeChausse
USA
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Joburg Party

Director: Chris Saunders & Roderick Stanley
South Africa / UK
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Ryan McGinness: Studio Process

Director: Jess Dang
USA
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Sugar Coated

Director: Chris Parson
USA
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Pig the Dog

Director: Maxy Neil Bianco
UK
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Best of 2015 Winner

Elgin Park

Director: Danny Yourd
USA
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The Past is in the Present: At Home with Gunther Schuller

Director: Mary Trunk and Paul Sanchez
USA
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The Hustler

Director: Jon Kasbe
USA / Kenya
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Ephemeral City

Director: Philip Davis
USA
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Identification Please

Director: Daniel Jardine
Canada
Best Short Film, Animated
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Shadow

Director: Mia Resella
USA
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Where is the Silent Majority

Director: Cassie Shao
USA
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Jarthur the Alien

Director: Tyler Holtman, Nicole Ellsworth
USA
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Best of 2015 Winner

Luna & Lars

Director: Anna Zlokovic
USA
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Space Face

Director: Jose Alfredo Garcia
USA
Best Performance, Comedy
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Death of a Government Clerk

Michael Ark
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Kittens in a Cage

Rebecca Mozo
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Come Simi

Jenica Bergere
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Open 24 Hours

Chad Todhunter
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Best of 2015 Winner

Das Begräbnis des Harald Kramer (The Funeral of Harald Kramer)

Carl Achleitner
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Electric Indigo

Christelle Cornil
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Chaque Jour Est Une Petite Vie

Thérèse Roussel
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Little Paradise

Eric Pumphrey
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You’re Breaking Up

Beth Lacke
Best Performance, Drama
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Guest Room

Lauren Potter
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The Other Sister

Eva La Dare
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Inside the Box

Wilson Bethel
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The Girlfriend Game

Jeff Ward
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Tobacco Burn

Stephen Tyrone Williams
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Carry On

Cheng Chang
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Best of 2015 Winner

The Crossing

Sabrina Bartlett
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Shelter

Clea Duvall
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A Cool Dark Place

Stephanie Domini
Best Cinematography | Best Editing | Best Score | Best Sound | Audience Choice Award | Best NewFilmmaker
NFMLA’s BEST OF 2015 AWARDS
BEST NEWFILMMAKER OF 2015
Jillian Armenante

NFMLA’s BEST OF 2015 AWARDS
AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER
The Little House that Could
Director Mars Roberge

NFMLA’s BEST OF 2015 AWARDS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Carry On
Director Qiang Peng

NFMLA’s BEST OF 2015 AWARDS
BEST EDITING
Carry On
Director Yatao Li

NFMLA’s BEST OF 2015 AWARDS
BEST SCORE
Luna and Lars
Composer McCanna Anthony Sinise

NFMLA’s BEST OF 2015 AWARDS
BEST SOUND
Carry On
Director Zhi Chen and Bin Zheng (Sound Editors) & Jinhan Kong (Sound Mixer)
Jury
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Josep Parera
La Opinión
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Juan Devis
KCET
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Kadrian Alvarenga
Pivot
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Todd Berger
Award-winning Writer / Director
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Victor Moyers
Broadgreen
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Ann Boyd
Conscious Good
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Bettina Fisher
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), The Oscars
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Brett King
Sony
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Carlos Aguilar
IndieWire, Variety Latino and MovieMaker Magazine
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Charles Mastropietro
Circle of Confusion
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Claire McCabe
Disney
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Drew Tewksbury
KCET
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John Malkovich
Actor / Director / Producer
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Zach Garrett
Broadgreen
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Karen Horne
NBC Universal
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Katie Cates
International Creative Management (ICM Partners)
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Ryan Levee
APA Agency
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Sean Barclay
Gersh Agency
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Ilyanne Morden Kichaven
SAG-AFTRA
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James Allen
The Weinstein Company
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Susie Kim
NewFilmmakers LA
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Larry Laboe
NewFilmmakers LA

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