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NFMLA Celebrates Women's History Month - Film Festival - March 25th 2017

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In honor of Women’s History Month, NFMLA presents another installment of its InFocus series, InFocus: Female Directors.The first film program of the evening presents brilliant meditations on lost love, regret, happiness and the underlying, relentless force of time. These talented female directors give us stories depicting everything from loss of innocence tales to dark comedies about psychotic soccer moms.
Our second film program also centers on female directors. This block of shorts features a powerful documentary that accentuates important social and domestic issues without pulling any punches, an earnest comedy about what it’s like to be eclipsed professionally by a best friend, a drama that wittingly spotlights the age when one must choose between their parents’ expectations and their own personal dreams, and so much more.
Closing out the evening is a third shorts program featuring riveting character-driven dramas from Switzerland, Belgium, and the USA, which are all dynamic as well as visually stunning.
Throughout the night, you will have the opportunity to mingle with the filmmakers, industry supporters and film lovers over cocktails and beats at the filmmakers’ lounge adjacent to the private entry of the South Park Center’s 500 seat theater in Downtown Los Angeles.
Tickets are only $5 for single film programs and $15 for all films with open bar.
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival - August 25th, 2018

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) spotlights stories from Developing Nations and a selection of works by emerging local and US filmmakers, in partnership with the film commissioners’ association Film Liaisons In California Statewide (FLICS).



Annual Documentary Film Festival

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) DocuSlate - Annual Documentary Film Festival
December 1, 2018
9:30AM - 11:30PM
1139 South Hill Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
1133 S Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015 
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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) DocuSlate program returns with a line-up featuring a strong focus on humanity in the face of adversity: perseverance, fighting for a cause, offering support in times of need, and building a better world in ways great and small for oneself and those around us.
Join us for a day of seven documentary programs that span the globe.
The day begins with shorts program Giving Care, a collection of stories about caregiving and working to improve the lives of others. We meet a pastor offering housing to immigrants recently released from detention, three siblings creating structure and support for one another during the absence of their mother, an unconventional couple trying to do right by one another, a death doula offering meaningful end of life care, and a group of women working to take the stigma out of menstruation in India.
Next, feature documentary The Reluctant Radical follows climate change activist Ken Ward, an intriguing personality whose personal journey from leadership in environmental organizations to advocating for civil disobedience invites an audience to examine its own relationship with the knowledge of looming environmental disaster.
The third program, Fighting Hate, pairs Oscar-Qualifying short documentary Beneath the Ink, about redemption through the covering of hateful body art, with feature documentary Man on Fire, which tells the story of a preacher who self-immolated in a small Texas town in 2014 to protest its racism.
Next, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win offers a look at a moment in the history of rampant police violence and racism in 60’s Detroit, and the radical attorney who took on the Detroit Police Department.
Easing into the evening, Shorts Program Loving Life takes us into a series of personal portraits: the passing of the torch to the next generation in a long-running family-owned small business, a man seeking to take his town’s lively bus culture to the next level, a glimpse through the eyes of a pair of puppeteers at opposite ends of their careers who desire to use their vanishing art form as a voice for their people, a young man finding his passion for music in the midst of the slum he grew up in, and a charming coming out story that spans continents and generations.
Next, RISE: The Story of Augustines offers a different kind of music documentary, with the lens squarely focused on the transformative individual struggles of two musicians and the determination that turned personal pain into music that connects with people all over the world.
Finally, the day concludes with Joe Frank – Somewhere Out There, a look into the life, work and wide-ranging cultural impact of beloved and enigmatic audio artist and public radio figure Joe Frank.
Tickets are only $10 for single film programs and $25 for all films with open bar for the ENTIRE day. Get them now before it is too late!


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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Best of NFMLA Awards 2019 - April 6th, 2019

  06-19-00046:30 pm -11:00 pm

2019 Best of NFMLA Awards

Join NFMLA as we celebrate the Best of NFMLA Awards show! A spectacular night recognizing the best talent in independent cinema from around the globe.

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