R2-D2 Creator Tony Dyson, Marvel Writer Michael Lent, Grammy Nom Barry Goldberg, Gemini Winner Ron Proulx, Industry Leaders from FOX, Pixar Judge New Media Film Festival
Movies and Musical artists tell stories that can stay with you for a lifetime. New Media Film Festival honours stories worth telling and has brought on a stunning array of esteemed judges to cast their vote on the entries in the 17 categories that will be screening this year vying for $45,000 in Awards.
Judges include Tony Dyson who not only built the all-time favourite robot R2-D2, he also designed and built 24 scale model cars for the street scene in Metropolis of Superman II. James Bond fans everywhere will remember the 11th film in the series, Moonraker starring Roger Moore as the fictional agent 007. Tony’s studios designed and built 36 model spacemen complete with backpacks, laser guns and clothes for the space scene, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and he also writes Children’s Books called the Bobbekins.
Marvel Graphic Novel Prey: Origin of the Species writer, Michael Lent has written more than a dozen graphic novels and comics including graphic bios for Stephen King, JRR Tolkien, Keith Richards, and Stephen Hawking. Michael wrote the book On Thin Ice, published by Disney/Hyperion and based on the top-rated reality series Ice Road Truckers. He was a writer on three video games as well as a producer for five films.
Grammy Nominated Record Producer Barry Goldberg and 2 time Gemini Winner in Music (Canadian Oscars) team up to judge the Music Video Category for New Media Film Festival.
Pixar has been a judge since the very first festival in 2010. This year, New Media Film Festival adds an Industry Leader from FOX as a judge in the critically acclaimed festival celebrating its fourth year, June 11th and 12th at The Landmark Los Angeles CA.
New Media Film Festival intersects the interactivity of new technologies and formats for Media & Cinema which exemplify the power of the cinematic arts to inspire and transform. A festival where we Honour Stories Worth Telling that are created by people of All Media – All Countries.
Submissions are accepted year round. Each entry is considered for Screening, Distribution & Competition ($45k in awards) in over 17 categories.
Each year festival attendees can enjoy New Media Films from all around the world, Q & A’s with filmmakers in attendance, a New Media Marketing Table, an International Art Exhibit, networking lounge, screenings, Red Carpet Opening Night, Closing Night and Awards Ceremony and more.
New Media Film Festival sold out last year and this year they implemented the ability to buy tickets, 2 day VIP Festival badges and PPV (video on demand) can be purchased to enjoy the festival the way you want to. Programming locks Mid May.