Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) in celebrating LGBTQ+ filmmakers through InFocus: LGBTQ+ , which this year features two shorts programs showcasing work from emerging LGBTQ+ creators from around the world. Additionally, the day’s programming also includes an opening collection of “Summer Shorts,” highlights from NFMLA’s ongoing selection.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
NFMLA Panel: TV Showrunning with Leslye Headland and Colleen Labella
Friday, June 11, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM PT
Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with Leslye Headland (showrunner of Russian Doll and the new Star Wars series The Acolyte) and Colleen Labella (Director of Development at Leslye’s production company Shoot to Midnight). We will discuss underrepresented communities behind and in front of the camera, writing queer and diverse stories, and their projects at Shoot to Midnight.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
NFMLA Panel: Steakhaus Productions & Guests
Friday, June 11, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PT
Join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) for a conversation with producer Steak House, producer Aaliyah Williams, and United Talent Agency (UTA) independent film agent Matt Coatsworth. We will discuss LGBTQ+ voices in the film and television industry, breaking emerging talent into the industry, as well as strategies for development, production, and post-production.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Shorts #1: Summer Shorts
Saturday, June 12, 2021
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PT – Screening Time
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PT – Audience Q&A
The day’s programming begins with Shorts Program #1 – Summer Shorts, a selection of short films that offers an array of thought-provoking drama, comedy, and animation, with characters facing unbelievable odds, fantastical scenarios and taking extreme measures.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: LGBTQ+ Shorts I
Saturday, June 12, 2021
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM PT – Screening Time
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM PT – Audience Q&A
The afternoon continues with InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema Shorts I, a program that explores stories of identity, family, empowerment and oppression.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Shorts Program #2 – InFocus: LGBTQ+ Shorts I
Saturday, June 12, 2021
4:15 PM – 5:30 PM PT – Screening Time
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM PT – Audience Q&A
The afternoon continues with InFocus: LGBTQ+ Cinema Shorts I, a program that explores stories of identity, family, empowerment and oppression.
For the full program line-up and tickets, please visit our website here
Best of NFMLA Awards
NFMLA has announced our Winners of the 9th Annual Best of NFMLA Awards. A total of $15,000 will be granted to select Best of NFMLA Award Winners in celebration of the life and career of the late Producer Anthony Rhulen who launched FilmEngine, an indie financing/producing company, which made 13 films that included the big genre hit The Butterfly Effect and its sequel, Lucky Number Slevin, Rum Diary, O, The Cleaner, Sleepwalking, Evidence, Killing Season and Hunter’s Prayer.
Jury Members charged with selecting the 2021 Winners included Andrew Tolbert at Hello-Sunshine, Angela Boisvert at KCET, Ashley Berns at Leigh Hill Management, Axel Caballero at WarnerMedia 150, Bettina Fisher at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Caitlin Mahony at WME, Carolina Alduey at 3 Arts Entertainment , Davina Hefflin at Verve Talent & Literary Agency, Efren Rodriguez at Shorts International, Eliza Wheeler and Jonathan Martin at the Gersh Agency, Fassa Sar at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Frank Ochoa at Sony Pictures Television, Gabriel Mena at M88, Greta Talia Fuentes at MACRO, Giselle Johnson at Screen Gems, Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs at Sundance Institute, Kate Mason at New Orleans International Film Festival, Lauren Martinez at Cartoon Network, Lili Rodriguez at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Lucy Tashman at APA, Lynette Coll at Gamchanger Films, Maggie Bowman at IDA, Missy Laney at Adult Swim, Rikki Jarrett at TriStar Films, Ruben Garcia at CAA, Ryan Bernstein at Endeavor Content, Sandino Moya-Smith at MGM, Timur Bekbosunov at Ace Pictures Entertainment, Tom White at Documentary Magazine, Zana Lawrence at Netflix and Journalists Ana Maria Bahiana, Barbara de Oliveira Pinto, Carlos Aguilar, Ersi Danou, Lilly Lui and Silvia Bizio.
A list of all 2021 Nominees is available at www.NFMLA.org/Awards