You're invited to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) with presenting partners Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) and the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) for a virtual edition of the annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema program, powered by Seed&Spark. The weekend will feature an international lineup of films by talented emerging filmmakers across three short film programs. The event will include virtual screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s and industry panels.
The day of programming begins with InFocus: Dutch Cinema, a collection of exciting work from up-and-coming Dutch short film directors co-presented by Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York) and curated in partnership with SEE NL. The second program of the evening is InFocus: Arab Cinema, a compelling program of short films was curated in partnership with the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) and showcases Arab storytellers from across the world, featuring stories that cinematically capture resilience and community amidst the hardships of immigration, political instability and personal loss. The night concludes with InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema, a selection of striking short films from Middle Eastern filmmakers who have made their work all over the world – Lebanon, Israel, Iran and the US.
All-access passes are available for $30 and provide admission to all Festivals programs. Single program tickets may be purchased for $10 per program. NFMLA’s Monthly Film Festivals are presented throughout the year with support from Presenting Venue Sponsor LBA Realty and the South Park Center, Executive Circle Sponsors FilmLA and WarnerMedia 150, Producers Circle Sponsor Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) and HBO, Supporting Sponsors Easterseals Disability Services, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), City National Bank, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Blackmagic Design, UCLA Extension Writers Program, Los Feliz Neighborhood Council and POV and Foundation Supporters the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, LA City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), Sundance Institute, Banc of California and the California Arts Council.
For more information and tickets, please visit: www.NFMLA.org/Dec2020