festivals and events.
March 27th through 29th is the NM Film Office's "NM Filmmakers
Conference and First Vision Forum" with a great line-up of speakers
and talks (and more announcements to come). More info at
And now the White Sands International Film Festival seems to be
expanding as well with executive producer Donn Finn (owner of Mali
Finn, who cast Titanic, LA Confidential and a few other films here and
there). And apparently there's a little bit of swashbuckling as well.
Greetings to all: Film Industry Professionals & Acting Troupes
.......Please pass along this information---
2008 White Sands International Film Festival Update: (The
little film festival that could)
Remember that little film festival you heard about down in Southern
New Mexico.....you know, the one out at White Sands in Alamogordo?
Well it is time to think about a getaway down south for a few
days---------to attend and participate in its 4th Annual festival
production, panels and workshops!
Film festival website is: ( www.wsiff.com). Go check out the
competitive films. The quality of the films received this year are
amazing! WSIFF has chosen some that are sure to become award-winning
favorites in the finalists! And this year promises to be bigger and
better than ever! Out of 140 competitive films there are 50 to be
screened at an all-new digital state-of-the-art Cinema. The Festival
has some outstanding venue partnerships, in addition to guest
filmmakers and the special features. 2008 WSIFF has grown and
expanded once again to now provide 7 Festival days, with special
seminars, workshops and feature films! We have added the All-New
recently constructed "Aviator 10" Allen Theaters Cinema on Hwy 70
bypass as the new screening facility. Aviator is providing 4 theaters
dedicated to the festival screenings, and a special upstairs lounge
for filmmakers! The New Mexico Museum of Space History is hosting
both a special feature night and the all-day High School Competition
complete with workshops. On March 16th, the Spencer Theater in Alto,
(Ruidoso) NM, is hosting a very special opening day activity schedule
with an elegant VIP Reception that will delight you while the scenery
of Sierra Blanca and the Sacramento Mountains takes your breath away
and has you contemplating making a feature film in the main lobby!
Festival passes and seminars still available. For more information,
call Kierstin 1-877-345-6973.
Jan Wafful, Film Liaison
Otero County Film Office
1301 N. White Sands Blvd.
Alamogordo, NM 88310
City desk: 505-439-4353
Fax : 505-437-7139