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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Announce Winners of 9th Annual Awards

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Announce Winners of 9th Annual Awards

Cate Jones, David Romberg and Andy Marlatt are among the winners of the ninth annual Best of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Awards (Nfmla).

The 2021 Nfmla Awards included 125 nominees across 16 categories, plus the new filmmaker award, which went to Alberto Belli. The selection of films spans narrative, documentary, animation and new media work and includes movies from Nfmla’s InFocus diversity initiative.

Jones won for feature film “She’s the Eldest,” produced by Kelley Gann. It follows three siblings who return home to reconnect but end up digging up the past of their parents’ mysterious disappearances.

Romberg took home the award for documentary feature film for “The Man of the Monkey.” Produced by Robert Girvin, the film explores the myth of a man who lives with his chimpanzee wife on the Brazilian island of Ilha Grande. On his journey, Romberg’s discoveries are even more shocking than what he expected.

Renuka Jeyapalan

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