NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

United States


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 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.

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Each year, NFMLA presents awards for the best films shown in the previous year’s NFMLA Monthly Film Festivals at an exclusive gala event.

The program includes 16 award categories; Best Short Drama, Best Short Comedy, Best Short Drama – Foreign, Best Short Comedy – Foreign, Best Short Documentary, Best New Media, Best Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Performance – Actor, Best Performance – Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Animation, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Sound Design.

Entry fee: $30-$45

Larry Laboe

(Executive Director)

Larry is Co-Founder and Executive Director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), an organization committed to highlighting emerging filmmakers worldwide. He’s a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and has served as a Faculty Member at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and L Art University in Shanghai and Beijing, China.

During his tenure with SXM, Larry worked as a producer on series, branded entertainment and commercials for some of the world’s leading brands, networks and studios, including: Disney, NBC, CBS.