NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) offers two categories of prizes for all entries to the festival.

1. 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).

Films in competition consist of all 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). This includes features and shorts of any format.

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
 

2. Monthly Audience Award – One (1) overall Audience Award Winner of a Division Camera Rentals $750 Rental Certificate (valued at $750).

Films in competition consist of all films screened at the NFMLA festival within that monthly screening. This includes features and shorts of any format. Films will be judged and voted for based on a one minute clip from the film. Filmmaker must provide a one minute clip in order to be eligible to win. Voting will be available on the NewFilmmakers website only.

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