Another moment in the history of consciousness-the spawning of Machine Consciousness through ART-For the first time in the history of the man/machine interface-the Artificial Experience has been born.
In the Spotlight today are the 2016 early selects for the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival, named by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the "Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee" - New Media year after year impresses international audiences with its diverse genres and cutting edge methods of storytelling. Offering more than 20 competitive categories that collectively celebrate a broad spectrum of storytelling - from web series to tablet media to 3D extravaganzas. With Virtual Reality and Drone newly added categories, Huffington Post aptly describes the festival, "Makes the cutting edge accessible."
From USA, UK, Germany and Sweden, Years & Years: An Artificial Experience Music Motion Picture will have it's LA Premiere at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival June 7-9 2016 in Los Angeles CA.
"The truest confirmation of the dawn of human consciousness occurred 49,000 years ago with the unexpected and simultaneous appearance of cave art throughout the planet. We are at another moment in the history of consciousness - the spawning of Machine Consciousness through ART. For the first time in the history of the man-machine interface, the Artificial Experience has been born. It is truly a new paradigm of artificial intelligence for the creative mind. Humans and machines now share a consciousness and they both want to dream and make ART." - Director Brian Harrison, Years & Years: An Artificial Experience Music Motion Picture
From Tel Aviv, Israel comes LIVYATANIM: Myth an interactive web based virtual reality short film, featuring the music of LIVYATANIM directed by Or Fleisher, will have it's LA Premiere at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival June 7-9 2016 in Los Angeles CA.
From USA, We Built A Ship 3D, directed by Stefan Sargent, is about 150 volunteers In Sausalito, California who are building a traditional wooden ship based on a 1891 brigantine design by local shipwright, Matthew Turner.
Over 3 years in the making, the ship is scheduled to sail this year and will have it's LA Premiere at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival June 7-9 2016 in Los Angeles CA.
Oscar winner, Nicholas Reed marvels at the festivals innovative programming, "The New Media Film Festival seemed like an outlier when it started in 2010, with their strange categories, web series, 3D storytelling, digital comics, now all of a sudden these phrases are the new normal. The NMFF is always looking to the future, challenging creators, the market and the audience to discover new storytelling. There are not many festivals pushing the limits - go NMFF!" The festival extends its forward thinking to promote a positive future and proudly honors luminaries with its Socially Responsible Conservationist Award. The festival honored Leonardo DiCpario with the award after his film Worst Shark Attack Ever premiered as part of the SRC - Socially Responsible Content Category in 2015. The Director of this film and International Surfing Champion, Veronica Grey accepted the award on behalf of DiCaprio.
Judges at the New Media Film Festival include representatives from HBO, Marvel, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and other pioneers in the entertainment industry. There's even a competitive category for Sniplers®,30-second mini-trailers featured to garner attention for films not yet made. Filmmakers vie for a chance at $45,000 USD value in awards. Submit through April 25th 2016 to be considered to screen this year, programming locks May 1st 2016. The festival also offers further screening opportunities to winning works on the newly launched New Media 2D & 3D channels and other distribution opportunities.