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Shorts Program #1: InFocus: Canadian Cinema Program #1

4:00PM Pre-screening Reception | 4:30PM Screening

Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: Canadian Cinema Program #2

6:15PM Pre-screening Reception | 6:45PM Screening

Shorts Program #3

8:30PM Pre-screening Reception | 9:00PM Screening


Film Music Intensive

The annual Film Music Intensive at Musicians institute(Sep 20-29) is a mentored immersive workshop exploring the collaborative process between composers & directors. Submit your film, preferably 20 minutes or less, to by September 1. Include Vimeo or similar link.


Producers have made more than 375 movies from scripts and writers found on InkTip. All of these movies started when a producer used our site to discover new scripts.

In fact, producers, agents, and managers have used InkTip since 2001. Some of them work for companies like ABC, HBO Films, Paradigm, ICM, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

Backstage - Casting for Free

Backstage is offering its casting tools to NFMLA filmmakers for free. Find quality actors for your films and script readings. Create your free account at Then create your casting call and enter the code NFMLACAST on the pop-up checkout window to post for free and access Backstage's latest tools for managing submissions, corresponding with talent, collaborating with your colleagues, and more.


Every great film requires talented actors and phenomenal filmmakers. SAG-AFTRA grants filmmakers access to top actors in the industry when their films are produced under SAG-AFTRA contracts. SAG-AFTRA represents more than 165,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. Our online production center makes it very easy to become a signatory. We have contracts for every budget and every platform. Our website has membership information and benefits. Learn more about membership and how to make any film or new media project a complete, professional production with SAG-AFTRA, visit:


FilmLA streamlines and enhances the on-location filmmaking process for communities and content creators, to ensure the Greater Los Angeles economy continues to thrive. With this mission, we are proud to support NewFilmakers LA.

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.