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A spectacular showcase of New Media spanning Prince William, SAG winner Matthew Modine, to 2-time GRAMMY nominee Leonard Eckhaus at 15th New Media Film Festival


The entertainment world is abuzz with the latest happenings: Prince William does a substantive intro in Rhino Man, a poignant documentary that has garnered praise from Dr. Jane Goodall for its spotlight on wildlife rangers.  Meanwhile, SAG winner Matthew Modine has taken the helm of Leon Vitali’s (known for collaborating with Stanley Kubrick) final film, promising a unique cinematic experience.  In the realm of music and children’s entertainment, Leonard Eckhaus, a two-time GRAMMY nominee, is making waves with a new children’s show that’s sure to captivate young audiences.

The New Media Film Festival®, set to take place on June 5-6, 2024 Los Angeles/Hybrid, promises to be a melting pot of fresh talent and established industry professionals. 

The New Media Film Festival® is set to feature the L.A. premiere of a poignant documentary titled “Rhino Man,” which will premiere on June 5th, 2024. This film highlights the valiant efforts of field rangers in South Africa who are at the forefront of protecting rhinos from poaching and extinction. The premiere is notable for its royal introduction by Prince William of Wales and has received commendation from Dr. Jane Goodall for its portrayal of the rangers’ dedication and bravery. The festival’s innovative hybrid model will allow audiences worldwide to participate in this event, emphasizing the global importance of wildlife conservation.

 “RHINO MAN highlights the immense debt we owe to Rangers, the true heroes in our efforts to protect the world’s wildlife. Their courage and dedication are inspiring and will, I hope, encourage many to support their truly important work.” ~ Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Hope



The enchanting world of children’s entertainment often brings delightful tales that capture the hearts of both young and old. One such story is the World Premiere of “If I Were A Pony,” directed by two-time Grammy nominee Leonard Eckhaus. This heartwarming narrative invites audiences on a captivating journey alongside a boy and his pony, exploring themes of friendship, adventure, and the magic of childhood dreams. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling in children’s literature and film, where imagination knows no bounds. 


“I Am What You Imagine” is a short film directed by SAG winner Matthew Modine, known for his extensive acting career and now his directorial ventures. The film is an experimental piece that delves into the realms of the unexplainable through a blend of sound, music, and expressionistic imagery. It features the voice talents of Ruby Modine and Leon Vitali, in what is noted as Vitali’s final performance. This film stands out as a sensual exploration that invites viewers on a journey through the heart and mind, showcasing the power of cinema to evoke emotion and thought.


Attendees can expect a dynamic array of events, including online screenings, interactive Q&A sessions, surprise guests, raffles, and an international art exhibit. The festival will also feature networking opportunities, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences, and a highly anticipated awards ceremony. A VIP Soiree will add a touch of elegance to the proceedings, offering attendees a chance to enjoy fine refreshments while engaging with the creative community. With a rich program that includes 106 new media films and content from around the globe, including 32 world premieres and 23 Los Angeles premieres, the New Media Film Festival® is set to be an event that not only entertains but also inspires and shapes the future of new media. Content hails from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Burma, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA, West Indies

ABOUT The New Media Film Festival® is a dynamic platform that celebrates innovative content from across the world, showcasing a diverse range of creative works in both classic and technological forms. With categories spanning from documentaries to web series, and from artificial intelligence to virtual reality, the festival honors compelling stories and pioneering ideas. The 15th edition of the festival, set to take place in Los Angeles / hybrid, promises to be a vibrant confluence of culture, technology, and storytelling, reflecting the pulse of the industry through the lens of global submissions. 


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