Sony Pictures Entertainment Innovative Filmmaking Award (Juried Quarterly Award)
One (1) overall Sony Pictures Entertainment Innovative Filmmaking Award Winner of a Sony Action Cam and waterproof case (valued at $350).
Rules: Films in competition consist of all short and feature-length films screened at the NFMLA festival within that annual quarter.
Quarters are defined as: January – March (Winner announcement early April) April – June (Winner announcement early July) July – September (Winner announcement early October) October – December (Winner announcement early January).
The Jury consists of:
Scott Budnick Producer, ‘The Hangover’ Green Hat Films
Steven J. Wolfe Producer ‘500 Days of Summer’ Sneak Preview Entertainment
Kamila Blanche Arts & Culture Deputy LA City Council Tom Labonge, District 4
Shelley Leopold Marketing Director LA Weekly
Paul Audley President Film LA
Susie Kim Artistic Director NewFilmmakers LA
Amy Lemisch Executive Director CA Film Commission
Cliff Hsui Vice Pres of Marketing Alternative Rentals
Larry Laboe Executive Director NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Debra Martin Chase Producer ‘The Princess Diaries’ ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Martin Chase Productions
Rosalind Helfand CFO NewFilmmakers LA
Ilyanne Morden Kichaven Executive Director SAG-AFTRA
Marshall Persinger Producer, Rectify
Demian Lichtenstein Producer/Director ‘3000 Miles to Graceland’ Equilibrium Entertainment