NewFilmmakers Los Angeles


Years running: 16 (since 2007)

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

A non-profit that screens work by emerging filmmakers through monthly festivals.


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization designed to showcase innovative works by emerging filmmakers from around the world, providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation.

With the goal of showcasing, supporting, educating and connecting emerging filmmakers, NFMLA rapidly expanded to become much more than a monthly film festival. NFMLA regularly partners with organizations, companies, and film schools such as the Producer’s Guild of America (PGA), International Documentary Association (IDA), Sundance Institute, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Film Independent, Women in Film, Disney, Sony, DreamWorks, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (AMPAS | Golden Globes) NBC Universal, Legendary, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS | Oscars), HBO, Netflix, USC, TheWrap, UCLA, MovieMaker Magazine, Variety Magazine, FilmLA, NALIP, the City of Los Angeles, foreign consulates, and more to host an array of annual programs, workshops, panels, competitions, and learning and networking opportunities.


  • Shorts must be under 40 minutes total runtime. Features must be 41 minutes minimum with a 180 minute maximum total runtime.
  • We can only accept films that have completed post production within a maximum of 12 months from the date of their submission to the festival.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
Los Angeles

Official Website



1438 N. Gower St. Box 83
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States

Phone: 323-521-7385



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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 01, 2021
  • Spring Deadline (Monthly)
    March 31, 2021
  • Summer Deadline (Monthly)
    June 30, 2021
  • Fall Deadline (Monthly
    September 30, 2021
  • Winter Deadline (Monthly)
    December 21, 2021
  • Notifications
    December 31, 2021
  • Event Dates
    31 December 2021
Categories & Fees

If you're NOT LA Local and NOT a student, submitting a short film is $40.

  • Spring Deadline (Monthly) — $40
  • Summer Deadline (Monthly) — $40
  • Fall Deadline (Monthly — $40
  • Winter Deadline (Monthly) — $40

If you're NOT LA Local and NOT a student, then submitting a feature is $45.

  • Spring Deadline (Monthly) — $45
  • Summer Deadline (Monthly) — $45
  • Fall Deadline (Monthly — $45
  • Winter Deadline (Monthly) — $45

If you're an LA Local, it's $30 to submit regardless if it's a short or feature.

  • Spring Deadline (Monthly) — $30
  • Summer Deadline (Monthly) — $30
  • Fall Deadline (Monthly — $30
  • Winter Deadline (Monthly) — $30

If you're a student and NOT LA Local, then submitting any type of film of any length will be $35.

  • Spring Deadline (Monthly) — $35
  • Summer Deadline (Monthly) — $35
  • Fall Deadline (Monthly — $35
  • Winter Deadline (Monthly) — $35
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