Calling All Filmmakers for On Location Film Competition | Outfest LA Screening "Vida"



NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is thrilled to invite you to create a short film for the 2018 On Location film competition! Tell us your story in a narrative, documentary, commercial or animation format that positively highlights Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Create original, branded entertainment with Los Angeles as the experience. These short films will celebrate our fabulous City of LA and answer the question "What is your LA?"

This competition is an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your filmmaking skills and promises to highlight finalist entries with over a million views, a red carpet premiere screening event at Hollywood Center Studios with 750+ attendees, a celebrity judging panel with press interviews, an after-party, and over $70,000 in prizes, including cash!

For this years On Location program, NFMLA has partnered with LA City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, LA City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Sunset Studios, Cinelease, KTLA, SAG-AFTRA, FilmLA, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Alternative Camera Rentals, and HBO.

To learn more about creating a film, please visit

Vida Screening and Panel

Directed by Tanya Saracho, Vida is a new STARZ Original series about two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and surprising truth about their mother’s identity.

Tickets for the special screening here

In addition to the screenings Outfest Forward program offers exclusive filmmaker events such as Industry Link and Filmmaker Breakfast Series during the festival. Industry Link gives every director in the festival the opportunity to have a one-on-one industry meeting with an agent, manager, production company executive, entertainment lawyer, or distribution company executive. The Filmmaker Breakfast Series are morning panels hosted by industry insiders, with topics potentially about How to Find Distribution, How to Get Work in Television, How to Get Representation, Casting Your Film, etc.

This is a DO NOT MISS opportunity. Get your tickets! Sign up soon to attend this phenomenal festival!

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