NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) hosts InFocus: Canadian Cinema, Presented by the Consulate General of Canada in Los Angeles, highlighting independent Canadian storytellers. Following the Canadian Cinema programs is a selection of shorts from NFMLA’s summer programming. Powered by Seed&Spark on their virtual festival platform, each screening will be followed by a live Q&A via Zoom. Special event sponsors include Telefilm Canada, Québec Government Office in Los Angeles and Mount Saint Mary’s University.
The day begins with InFocus: Canadian Cinema’s documentary program, a curation of short documentaries programmed in partnership with Hot Docs. These nonfiction narratives capture their subjects intimately, exploring cultural identity, family dynamics, the natural world’s beauty and untold histories.
The afternoon continues with InFocus: Canadian Cinema’s narrative program, a selection of exciting short-form narrative work by up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers. It includes a mixture of narrative work that offers fresh perspectives that entertain, enlighten and provoke reflection.
The day concludes with Shorts Program # 3: Summer Shorts, a selection of films from NFMLA’s summer program that each vividly create their internal worlds. This program commands a range of forms, from mockumentary, to romantic comedy, to anti-war drama, to pilot. Each evokes a world, real or imagined, that will pull you in.
All filmmakers are welcome and encouraged to submit their projects which will be considered for all upcoming NFMLA Festivals, regardless of the InFocus programming, which celebrates diversity, inclusion and region. NFMLA showcases films by filmmakers of all backgrounds throughout the year.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.newfilmmakersla.com/events/event/monthly-film-festival-july-2020/