NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) July competition has ended with 2082 total votes and 792 total views. Congratulations to the NFMLA July competition winners!
The first place film and winner of the 6 month license to Variety Insight valued at $1170, Jack of All Trades is a comedic look at the side effects of overthinking meeting someone new.
“I loved that through The Audience Awards, my film reached people all over the world. From my friends on the East Coast to my family members in Algeria, everyone could see it. To be able to share your work all over the globe at once was incredible. Having my film, Jack of All Trades win the 2015 Most Voted film at the Audience Awards was truly validating. When your friends like your film it’s great, but when total strangers leave you encouraging messages about the different aspects of the film they enjoyed, it’s pretty exciting. When your screening your short film at other festivals, there’s no telling how many people will show up. With The Audience Awards, you’re not tied to a Thursday 2pm viewing slot. Your work is available 24 hours a day. So people get a chance to enjoy your work when it’s best for them” Gregory Evans NFMLA July 2015, 1st Place.
In second place is Rites, A poignant dramatic short dealing with the repercussions of a young boy’s haircut that gets a violent interruption.
“I was thrilled to be recognized with an NFMLA Audience Award. As a writer and producer, I really appreciate it when an audience connects with my stories. Their questions and feedback often inspire the creative process for the next untold story” Cheo Tyehmba NFMLA July 2015, 2nd Place AND “Being a part of The NFMLA Audience Award competition was an honor. Our film received feedback and support from the filmmaking community, which is the lifeline for independent filmmakers. We’re thrilled to be supported and showcased by a film organization that’s dedicated to giving a voice to independent and up and coming talent” Stacey Muhammad Tyehmba NFMLA July 2015, 2nd Place.
Fighter an inspiring documentary about an Afro-French singer named Jara Ezo, came in third.
“Thank you for letting me be a part of the contest. This was the first opportunity for my film to have others go and vote for it. I really loved being able to get others involved in my film. I was surprised by the amount of comments I received about my film. It was encouraging to be complimented by fellow filmmakers and the community. Thank you for your help in this.” Kelly Rozell NFMLA July 2015 3rd Place.
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