NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

United States


NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that champions emerging and diverse filmmakers and storytellers from around the world and provides a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their work and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production and representation.

In an effort to showcase, support, educate and build relationships for next-gen filmmakers, NFMLA has rapidly expanded beyond the NFMLA Monthly Film Festival to host an array of workshops, panels, competitions and networking programs, including the InFocus initiative which combats the lack of diversity in media by celebrating underrepresented voices.

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Monthly Film Festivals throughout the year

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.