The Los Angeles Video Project Challenges Filmmakers to Show Their LA

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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles presents a unique opportunity to positively spotlight Los Angeles to the rest of the world. Filmmakers are encouraged to create and submit narrative, documentary, montage, experimental, commercial, animated or new media format videos.

2011 On Location Award Winning Film 'Dear Babushka' Directed by Natan Moss

This competition has really brought filmmakers together to create a narrative of Los Angeles and I think that resonates. We've seen some authentic things here! - Jamie Schwartzman; Chief Creative Strategist: Flux Branding

The cameras are rolling in Los Angeles this month. On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project is challenging independent filmmakers to hit the streets of Los Angeles County to capture an insider perspective into this diverse, cosmopolitan city and its neighborhoods.

In its second year, On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project is a community outreach multimedia program that celebrates and enlists LA's remarkable pool of filmmakers. Presented by the nonprofit cinema organization NewFilmmakers Los Angeles with major support from the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board and LA Weekly, the project asks filmmakers to highlight Los Angeles to the rest of the world in a narrative, documentary, montage, experimental, commercial, animated or new media format.

Filmmakers can enter their videos in one of two categories: 1 minute or less or 2 to 4 minutes. The video that best showcases and promotes Los Angeles as the premier global destination for tourists will win the grand prize: a production/post prize package valued at $25,000 from Equilibrium Entertainment and will also be awarded $1,000 cash.

“On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project allows us to showcase an authentic version of Los Angeles to the rest of the world,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge. “There’s no one more qualified to promote Los Angeles than our thriving community of independent filmmakers.”

The selected finalists' work will premiere in a red carpet launch event on Saturday, October 6, 2012. Senator Curren D. Price, Jr. of California's 26th District, and Los Angeles City Councilmembers Bill Rosendahl, Jan Perry and Arts and Cultural Deputy Isaac Burks will attend the premiere. Additional celebrity guests and industry executives will be announced at a later date.

After the premiere, the films will be distributed internationally through the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board and LA Weekly digital properties, reaching a combined 20 million annual viewers.

For more information on how to submit to this year's Los Angeles Video Project, please visit: http://www.newfilmmakersla.com/onlocation.

About NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a non-profit 501c3 providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NewFilmmakers Los Angeles continues to provide 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.

The NewFilmmakers Series began over thirteen years ago in New York at the Famous Anthology Film Archives which was founded by Lithuanian-born American filmmaker Jonas Mekas who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema." Mekas works have been exhibited in museums and festivals across the globe. For more information, visit the official website of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles at http://www.newfilmmakersla.com.

About Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board is a private, nonprofit business association whose primary mission is to market and promote Los Angeles as the premier site for meetings, conventions and leisure travel. Though not part of city government, Los Angeles Tourism is recognized as the city's official tourism marketing organization. For more information, visit the official visitor information website of Los Angeles at http://www.discoverLosAngeles.com.

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