Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge in Los Angeles

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NUFF_ChallengeNew Urbanism Film Festival Presents Its Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge

Noodles & New Urbanism, an irreverent monthly meetup focusing on human-scale urban development, in collaboration with the New Urbanism Film Festival presents its brand-new Urbanism Filmmaking Challenge. This contest pairs filmmakers with local LA urbanists to create short (up to five minute) mini-docs exploring urban projects in the Los Angeles area. Working urbanists will present a short slideshow to an audience of filmmakers, who will then choose projects to document on video. This is done at a newsroom pace: filmmakers and urbanists meet on October 4th, and the resulting films will be shown on October 11th. The ten best films will be screened during the New Urbanism Film Festival on October 11th, and prizes will be awarded immediately afterwards. Filmmakers and urbanists both are asked to enter this collaborative competition to reveal what’s in the works for LA’s future.

All films made as part of this contest will be hosted on the New Urbanism Film Festival website and/or YouTube channel. The New Urbanism Film Festival will also retain rights to screen the films at future NUFF events; however, filmmakers are welcome to host and screen their films at other venues and festivals on their own. NUFF does not hold exclusive rights.


The deadline for registration for both filmmakers and urbanists is September 30th. Exceptions may be made for hardship cases. Complete details at the New Urbanism Film Festival website.

Register at Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/UrbanChallenge-Reg

About the New Urbanism Film Festival: The New Urbanism Film Festival is a four day immersion in documentary films, events, tours, workshops and conversations, one that opens meaningful dialogues about revitalizing neighborhoods and cities as walkable, healthy, diverse, thriving places. Planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors, community activists and the general public work and play together to explore better ways of building cities—or rebuilding them. The films come from around the planet, documenting everything from city-wide projects to individual DIY deals that make the world better one corner at a time. Don’t miss the third annual New Urbanism Film Festival, which returns to its home in Los Angeles between October 8 and 11, at the ACME Theater.



About Rick Risemberg

Rick was born in Argentina but grew up in Los Angeles, and has lived most of his life in Hollywood. He also spent several months living in Montmartre, in Paris, France, one of the most delightful as well as effective human scale communities anywhere, and now resides in the Miracle Mile district of Los Angeles, a high-density and eminently walkable neighborhood where nearly his every need is within a twenty-minute stroll of the apartment. He maintains the Bicycle Fixation Webzine and Urban Ecology Forum; you may see them atwww.bicyclefixation.com. You may visit portfolios of his writing, photography, and web design work at www.rickrise.com.