Motherhood and Mental Health: NFMLA’s March Film Festival

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a local activity to attend in between Theatre Americana shows, New Filmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) might be the perfect film festival for you. NFMLA is a nonprofit organization that holds film festivals with a different theme every month.

Much like Theatre Americana’s genre-spanning shows, the festival celebrates a wide variety of genres, lifestyles, and people, through film. The festival supports new artists with fresh perspectives, appealing to all age-ranges and backgrounds.

In accordance with Women’s history month, NFMLA’s March theme will be female cinema. The festival consists of two “Cinema Shorts” and a feature narrative from award-winning filmmaker Dawn Jones Redstone. 

The festival will begin with the night’s first round of “Cinema Shorts,” exploring motherhood, fertility, and birth, from a wide range of experiences. Then, Restone’s film Mother of Color will have its Los Angeles premiere. Lastly, the night will end with the second collection of “Cinema Shorts.” This collection will include short form work on body image, relationships, and work. 

This month’s festival will take place at the South Park Center on March 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.