We are proud to join NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as presenting partners for this year’s virtual edition of the annual NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) Film Festival InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema program, powered by Seed&Spark. The weekend will feature an international lineup of films by talented emerging filmmakers across three short film programs. The event will include virtual screenings, filmmaker Q&A’s and industry panels.
The second program of the evening is InFocus: Arab Cinema, a compelling program of short films we curated in partnership with NFMLA to showcase Arab storytellers from across the world, featuring stories that cinematically capture resilience and community amidst the hardships of immigration, political instability and personal loss.
The night concludes with InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema, a selection of striking short films from Middle Eastern filmmakers who have made their work all over the world – Lebanon, Israel, Iran and the US. They tell thrilling and thoughtful stories of taking risks, finding and embracing authenticity, the struggle of persecution and the strength of those who fight it.
Program #1: InFocus: Dutch Cinema
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Suggested Screening Time
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #2: InFocus: Arab Cinema
2:45 PM – 4:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Audience Q&A
Program #3: InFocus: Middle Eastern Cinema
6:15 PM – 7:45 PM – Suggested Screening Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Audience Q&A