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NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL® 1st FEST TO ADD NFT TO PROGRAMMING LINEUP
First Festival For New Media Storytelling Showcases 119 Content Creators from 23 Countries June 2-3, 2022
Judges from BBC, Emmys, HBO, Marvel and PBS to present $45,000.00 in Awards
Los Angeles, April 19, 2021 – The New Media Film Festival® (www.newmediafilmfestival.com) is the first event of its kind in the world to accept non-fungible tokens (NFT) in competition. During its 12th annual event on June 2-3, 2021, the winner will be announced and then purchased live during the awards ceremony.
"This year's programming incorporates some of the most innovative and technologically creative work we have ever presented," according to Founder and Director, Susan Johnston. “Especially our NFT competition, which supports artists who are truly trailblazing a new genre. This is an event we expect to see grow in years to come.”
Put simply, an NFT can be viewed as a valuable digital asset or a one-of-a-kind artistic masterpiece. This new technology has recently set off a trend of high-priced digital art. Collectors have famously paid upwards of $69 million for such items.
This year, in a "bake-off" type competition, creators have submitted their NFTs to the festival with a pitch on why it deserves recognition. A panel of judges, made up of entertainment professionals from PBS, the BBC, The Emmys, Marvel, HBO, BMI, and the Grammy Awards, will choose two winners, whose work will be purchased by the
The two-day event will feature 28 classic & tech categories like Film, TV Podcasting, Augmented Reality (AR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). There will be 42 World, 6 US and 42 Los Angeles Premieres. Other highlights include a performance from award winning music prodigy, Samarah Conley and a podcast entry with "American Pie" songwriter Don McLean. Another “don’t miss” entry, LIGO, documents the work of 3 Nobel Laureates who made the first historic detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes and were listed in National Geographic’s “Top 20 Discoveries of the Decade.”
Story & Technology nominees have come from all over the world including, Arctic, Australia, Canada, China, Colombia, Czech rep, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Japan, Monaco, Namibia, Norway, Qatar, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, USA
For the 2021 season, nominees voted to have a combo experience which will include Clubhouse Q & A's, Speed
Networking, VIP Soiree w/ AR tables & chairs, Red Carpet Image Opp, Live Music Stream, Awards Ceremony with
guest hosts, Video & VR Screening Opp, and more online. Ticket and scheduling information is available