What is the Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge?

This year the New Urbanism Film Festival introduces a fun new aspect of the festival: a filmmaking competition!  We figured we have these filmmakers, we have these leading urban thinkers shaping Los Angeles. Let's connect them to each other so we can capture this dynamic moment of growth for Los Angeles. What is the Urbanism … Continue reading What is the Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge?

Other Urbanism Film Festivals (they do exist)

When I (Josh) first pitched the idea of The New Urbanism Film Festival.  The first question everyone asked was "are there enough films about urban planning in need of a festival?" I was convinced there were!  From my research I found no other film festival dedicated to urban planning. Except a film screening series in … Continue reading Other Urbanism Film Festivals (they do exist)

A Different Kind of Q&A

Film Festivals are a great way to enjoy films, but the real attraction is the chance to interact, socialize, and learn with the filmmakers. If you've attended film festivals before, you've probably seen a Q&A where an interviewer asks all the filmmakers to march down to the pit of the theater, stand in front of everyone uncomfortably, dwarfed by … Continue reading A Different Kind of Q&A

What’s the theory behind the New Urbanism Film Festival

If we can create an outlet for filmmakers to share their work about urban planning and build an audience for urban planning films, we will garner better urban planning films.  Better films about urban planning will create a better educated public on urban planning issues.  A better educated public on urban planning issues will yield … Continue reading What’s the theory behind the New Urbanism Film Festival

Sponsor Profile: Shots of Whiskey Photography

The New Urbanism Film Festival is honored to have the support of Photographer Bryan Lovell. Most of the photos used on our website are courtesy Bryan Lovell.  Bryan shoots nature, urban and human photos all over California. During the weekend of the New Urbanism Film Festival, Bryan will be leading a photo safari of downtown … Continue reading Sponsor Profile: Shots of Whiskey Photography