Help Pick a Festival Winner and Get Insight from 5-time Emmy Winner at New Media Film Festival

Honoring Stories Worth Telling

Paul Wagner – Digital Keynote Speaker

Ana Kasparian – Web Series Panelist

LA film festival brings insight to content creators seeking to increasingly engage audiences through new media technologies.

New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside the studio network system to make and develop cutting edge entertainment.

— Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, May 23, 2016 / — The 7th annual New Media Film Festival will be honoring stories worth telling by screening the latest in cutting edge content from the world of new media. This year they are introducing for the first time its Audience Award where attendees choose which film takes home the prize. This year's festival will also include an insightful keynote address from 5-time Emmy winner Paul Wagner as well as two superstar panels discussing engaging audiences through web series and technology, respectively. Held on June 7-9th in Los Angeles at The Landmark Theater, the 7th annual New Media Film Festival will showcase 127 films from 37 countries. Of those, 55 films will be screening world premieres.

Here is a little more info regarding the keynote and panel discussions:

Digital Marketing Keynote – On June 7th, Paul Wagner, 5-Time Emmy winner and CEO of CreativeLab.TV, will share insights on how to use technology to inspire the masses to enjoy filmmakers' content, engage meaningfully with it and repeatedly interact with your brand. Paul has over 25 years experience in technology and entertainment working with key clients including Aetna, Google, AT&T and Reebok as well as tech start-ups, individual entrepreneurs, web-series producers and filmmakers. Following his talk, there will be a Q & A session with the audience.

Web Series Panel – On June 8th, a group of digital media experts will discuss multi platform viewing options, technological expansion and how to use these tools to better engage a global audience. The panel will include Ana Kasparian (co-host of The Young Turks – the top online news show in the world), Elle Walker (co-founder of What’s Up Moms – the #1 Parenting Network on YouTube with 35 million monthly views), Phil Ranta (COO of Studio71, a global digital media company overseeing the talent network of 900 creators) and Jenni Powell (Emmy Award-winning producer of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, Welcome to Sanditon, lonelygirl15, Emma Approved and The New Adventures of Peter and Wendt). The panel will be moderated by award winning producer and founder of Fun Little Moves, Frank Chindamo.

Technology Panel – On June 9th, three innovators with a track-record of success will share insight in today's media and it can best move creators' content and careers forward. The panel will include Julian McCrea (winner of 2 PROMAX awards and founder of Portal Entertainment) and Chadwick Turner (founder of Circle VR – an immersive media consultancy company). The panel will be moderated by CEO of Droisys Digital, Darrel Smith.

These immersive roundtables and talks with industry experts will not only provide a better understanding of the world of new media that comprise the films being screened at the festival, but will also help inspire future content creators to more easily share their stories

"New technologies have empowered and enabled creators outside the studio network system to make and develop cutting edge entertainment," says Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Matthew Modine. "New Media Film Festival highlights and showcases what will come next."

Tickets are still available for anyone interested in attending the festival, helping pick one of this year's Audience Award winning film and attending one of its other special events, including a VIP Soiree perfect for making networking within the industry, a live performance by the band Privet Earth or an international art exhibit.

For more information about the upcoming 7th annual New Media Film Festival and to purchase tickets please visit

About New Media Film Festival

Based in Los Angeles, the New Media Film Festival celebrates the ever-changing world of new media. The festival accepts new media entries across a variety of categories. The jury includes reps from HBO, Marvel, Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, among others. A total of $45,000 in awards will be presented at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival June 7-9, 2016. Filmmakers from around the world attend. Industry leaders share wisdom on panels. Film fans, celebrities and content creators network with distributors and investors throughout.

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Source: EIN Presswire