British filmmakers compete for $45,000 in LA

Congratulations to the the following Births Filmmakers

We are excited to announce these 8 New Media Films & Content that are
from the UK being accepted into the 8th Annual New Media Film Festival
June 6-8 2017 at The Landmark, a state of the art theater in Los
Angeles CA.
Each project is considered for $45,000 in awards, judges from HBO, Emmys, Marvel and more as well as distribution.



WE ARE THEM - DRONE CATEGORY

Director: Alisdair Livingstone & Michael Laver
Country: UK
Running time: 2:13
World premiere!

A poetic homage to the city of London from the air.


MATE – SHORTS CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: Tom Connolly
COUNTRY: UK
RUNNING TIME: 7:30
L.A. PREMIERE!

Two nihilistic colleagues hatch a plan in a cafe, paying no attention
to the stranger at their table. Their good natured victim is left with
a simple choice to make, upon which his future rests.

THE CROSSING – SHORTS CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: Rohan Wadham
COUNTRY: UK
RUNNING TIME: 4:30
WORLD PREMIERE!

This film explores the historical themes of migration and its
relevance to today. Using a unique combination of animated techniques
and live action to build a powerful portrait of a family on a journey
to be reunited.

SOCIALISING THE GENOME – S.T.E.A.M. CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: Julian Borra
COUNTRY: UK
RUNNING TIME: 2:05

How easy is it to strike up a conversation about genomics
("geno-what?!"), does the average person on the street know enough
about the issues to even care? What sort of framings - narratives,
metaphors, mantras and memes - can we use to socialise an otherwise
dense topic that even the specialists find difficult to navigate?

MINER'S WALK – DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: Josephine Lie
COUNTRY: Indonesia, Australia, UK
RUNNING TIME: 2:07
US PREMIERE!

An interactive documentary exploring the lives of Indonesian miners
who trek the slopes of the Ijen Crater in search of sulphur. Granting
viewers an exclusive look to the their world, Miner's Walk follows the
miners into the crater as they describe the reality of their work, the
impact of technology, and how tourism is affecting their future.

SGCH - MORGAN'S STORY – SRC CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: Stefan Wernik
COUNTRY: UK
RUNNING TIME: 2:05

This film features the true story of Morgan, who with the help of SGCH
rose above a troubled upbringing.

MISFITS – VIRTUAL REALITY CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: David Betteridge
COUNTRY: UK/Germany
RUNNING TIME: 3:52
US PREMIERE!

An observational documentary shot behind the scenes of one of the
world's most unusual model agencies.One mans story from living in a
garage with his motorcycles to Ex- International Jetset Superstar.

INERTIA BY ORFAN INSPIRED BY THE SENTIMENTS OF WERNER HERZOG – MUSIC
VIDEO CATEGORY

DIRECTOR: Ted Beagles
COUNTRY: UK
RUNNING TIME: 4:34

Armed with only a harmonium, Orfan performs 'Inertia' in places where
he shouldn't be. Security descends.

Thank you,

Jan - Content Coordinator

www.NewMediaFilmFestival.com [2]

"Makes the cutting edge accessible" - HuffPo

"Worth the entry fee" - MovieMakerMagazine

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