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Meet the New Award-Winning Directors from LA Film Festival ’17

Last month’s Los Angeles Film Festival saw a new crop of filmmakers awarded in an important Hollywood-based event that is known for shining a light on fresh screen talent, particularly in independent cinema. As part of our ongoing Festival Breakout series, New Machine Magazine editors profiled the main jury and audience award winners. Hosted by Film Independent, the festival ran this year from June 14-22….

6 World Fiction Filmmakers to Watch, LA Film Festival 2017

With the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival kicking off this week, New Machine profiles 6 directors to watch who are screening in the World Fiction competition. 1. Rafael Kapelinski – Butterfly Kisses Poland’s Rafael Kapelinski is a former banker turned filmmaker screening his debut feature, Butterfly Kisses. The film follows Jake and his two best friends through a world distorted by sex and porn. Butterfly Kisses…

7 Documentary Filmmakers to Watch, 2017 LA Film Fest Lineup

As we continue to enjoy the golden age of documentary one particular trend that has come to light is the growing number of directors that alternate between narrative and documentary genres. From Ava DuVernay to Oliver Stone, filmmakers successfully combine the notions of character and plot development between the fiction and nonfiction worlds. Following on from our series on emerging filmmakers screening at the 2017…

11 Emerging Filmmakers to Watch, 2017 LA Film Festival U.S Fiction Comp

Even though it occupies the same town that produces the seemingly never-ending Pirates of the Caribbean series, the annual Los Angeles Film Festival has long garnered a reputation for elevating new talent, thanks to its principle benefactor Film Independent. It is not uncommon to see members of the next generation of American filmmakers emerge from the U.S Fiction competition that has seen notable films like Little…