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The 14th Annual New Media Film Festival® is happy to announce the most recent acquisitions from submissions to the festival. Content acquisitions have changed dramatically over the past year, so, it is a great opportunity for these titles to now be available for monetization and streaming.

“She is so Perfect.” This 2021 comedy short was directed by Oliver Hero Dressen and follows the life of main character Eva. Eva is a perfect girl with an ideal life; everyone in Shanghai is envious of her. She eats at the finest restaurants with the best dates, sees the best movies, and is always the best dressed. However, there is more to Eva than meets the eye. “She is so Perfect” can be found on Exposure+ TV with a duration of 8 minutes.

Not only is Pirooz Kalayeh the director and writer for the next title, “Sometimes I Dream in Farsi,” but he also stars in the film alongside Hooshmand Kalayeh and Panauh Kalayeh. The documentary was released in 2022 and the story follows Pirooz Kalayeh as he decides to document his journey to recovery, after remembering a traumatic racist incident that occurred during his childhood. He travels back to the barbershop where he was refused a haircut as a child, and expresses vulnerability with family, friends, and children to understand how racism leaves lasting effects and how he and others can heal and move forward. This film was picked up by Popsy on Plex, Nuclear Home Video, Tubi, Amazon Prime Video, and Mometu.

“Tulip,” released in 2023 and directed by Gregory Romein, is a 13 minute comedic drama that explores a cryptocurrency YouTuber that gets caught up in the euphoria of the market before it comes crashing down.

Another 13 minute short in the running for a distribution offer this year is “Lifecell;” released in 2022. Written and directed by Tyler Mann, this short take place in a dystopian future where everyone is battery powered. Characters Jace and Em decide to risk everything in hope of a better future. The short can be streamed on Thrilz TV, Knight TV+, Flixwest, and iBoss.

“In Dreams a Love Letter to Lebanon.” This micro short was released in 2019 and directed by Nick Mery, a Lebanese-American creative director under the alias “Merykid.” The war documentary, only 5 minutes in length, was filmed prior to the devastating explosion in the port of Beirut in 2018. Merykid says that it is the home of his ancestors and the place where his spirit goes to rest during quiet hours. You can watch the short on Nuclear Home Video.

“Camp OrangeRay,” released in 2022, has a total run time of 2 hours. The art-rock-documentary was written and directed by artist and shaman, Wendi Morrison. The film follows the journey of Wendi from her early childhood in Hollywood, and a decade of headlining the Sunset Strip Rock Clubs with her band, “Mercury 5.” Wendi later walks away from the spotlight to follow a path of spirituality, nature, fostering animals, and humans to their highest path. The film can currently be streamed on Tubi and Amazon Prime Video.

The next film, “Something Good Coming,” was released in 2022 and has a duration of 1 hour and 38 minutes. The film was directed by Eddie Virgil V and was written by Ryan Willer. This comedic drama begins with two grocery store workers from different districts meeting. They end up spending time with each other over a weekend, after the store they’re assigned to open in another town shuts down unexpectedly. You can stream the film on Amazon Prime Video.

The comedic drama series titled “Ladies & Gentlemen” is an episodic that follows the character Mike after a divorce from his husband. He takes a rideshare car to the middle of a bridge to end his life. After some thought and friendly words, he is talked down by his driver, Seth. Having nowhere else to go, Mike agrees to stay with Seth and the two embark on a new life adventure. The series was created, written, and directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki and was released last year in 2022. The series will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video and Freevee.

About New Media Film Festival®: is an annual event honoring stories worth telling in the digital age. The festival features a diverse range of content from around the world and provides a platform for established and emerging creators to showcase their work to industry professionals and audiences.

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