The New Urbanism Film Festival is an annual four day event that takes place in Los Angeles every fall.  The festival screens short and feature length films on the topic of the built environment. The festival also includes walking tours, bike rides, art walks, and foodie tours that get audiences out on the town and exploring the city in fun new ways.  

Josh Paget and Joel Karahadian founded the festival in 2013 as a way to take the conversation about urban planning beyond the classroom, out of the council chambers, and on to the silver screen.  Since then the festival has travelled the world, hosting smaller-scale screenings in Austin, Buffalo, Dallas, Detroit, Fresno, Milan, Olympia, Oxnard, Salt Lake City, Shenzhen, Stockholm, and Venice.

The fourth annual New Urbanism Film Festival will take place October 6-9 in Los Angeles. The festival is accepting submissions March 1st – July 31st.






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Reviews of the Third Annual New Urbanism Film Festival.

“…great line up of movies and speakers…”

Filmmaker, Vancouver

“…it’s my new favorite urban planning conference of the year.  I can’t wait to come back for NUFF2016…”

-Urban Designer, Miami FL

“…the whole festival is inspiring; it’s community building 101…”

-Reverend, Los Angeles

“…the festival’s creativity and passion open up urban planning in new ways…”

Filmmaker, Toronto

“…this festival is becoming quite the institution in Los Angeles…”

-Urban Planner, Los Angeles

“…the New Urbanism Film Festival is the best conference on urban planning, because only the best projects have films made about them, and only the best films are at the New Urbanism Film Festival…”

-Urban Designer, San Diego

“…I learned something new each day.  There’s films and activites for everyone, engaging at any level…”

-Filmmaker, Los Angeles

“…the networking opportunities are unimaginable…”

Transportation Planner, Long Beach

“…this festival is doing things for planning and transportation that no other conference is doing. Mainly bringing together different groups of people…”

-Filmmaker, Chicago

“…NUFF was a very inspiring experience and I would recommend it to any concerned citizen!”

Street Artist, Los Angeles

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