Friday, February 20, 2009

NMFO Black History Month Events, Academy Awards Benefit, Digital Arts Conference... and much more

I was worried that the Digital Arts Conference was this weekend -- but there's still a little time to sign up (it's March 7th with a special showcase from Friends of Film, Video and Arts on Friday, March 6th). NM Women in Film will present their International Women's Day Film showcase the next day -- more info on both below.

This weekend, join the NM Film Office in honoring Black History Month with
a weekend of films, lecture and music in honor of Black History Month. Please join us in celebrating the contributions of creative work by and about African Americans at these special events on the weekend of February 20th and 21st. Screenings will be open to the public with no cost for admission.

Saturday, February 21st

6:00pm 3 Wishes and a Half (Animation Short by Tamarind King)

6:15pm Friggatriskaidekaphobia (Written by Gene Grant, directed by Darryl DeLoach)

6:30pm Stitches (Written and directed by Pamela Johnson)

6:45pm TBD (NMlocal short film)

7:00pm Q&A w/Dr. Harold Bailey –"The Black Experience in New Mexico"

(Executive Director of NM Office of African American Affairs)

Saturday, February 21st

2:00pm Lillies in the Field (Directed and produced by Ralph Nelson, written by James Poe)

4:00pm Malcolm X (Directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington)

8:00pm Music Performance at GIG in Santa Fe

(Presented by NM Music Commission, featuring Cathryn McGill, Larry Mitchell and others!)

Friday & Saturday Films to be screened at:


(Formerly Jean Cocteau Theatre)

418 Montezuma Ave.

Santa Fe, NM

Saturday night Music Performance to be performed at:


1808 Second Street

Santa Fe, NM

NM FILM MUSEUM (formerly Jean Cocteau Theatre), 418 Montezuma Ave., Santa
Fe, NM 87501. Contact the Film Office with any questions:| (505) 476-5611

Also this Weekend... IATSE Local 480 Academy Awards Benefit Event

This Sunday, IATSE Local 480 invites you to a 2009 Academy Awards Event to Benefit The Screen

Sunday, Feb. 22nd at 6PM at The Screen, Garson Communications Center, College of Santa Fe, 1600 St. Michaels Drive, Santa Fe

All Your Favorite Movie Food Will Be Served!

$25/Person $40/Couple

Proceeds to benefit The Screen Movie Theater


Catch The FIPA Auction at the Cowgirl from 4-6 and then come watch the show

Sponsored by The Santa Fe Reporter, blu 102.9 FM, KSFR 101.1 FM, Julesworks, KBAC 98.1 FM and NMWIF.

Saturday, March 7, 2009, 9:00am–3:30pm

The Road to Creative Success

Keynote presentation by Robin Williams, author of The Non-Designer’s Design Book, on The Best of Both Worlds—Hand-Made and Digital. General Session presentation by Joey Belville, award-winning music producer, on The Magic of Digital Audio.
Conference topics include high dynamic range photography, creating a DVD with Final Cut Studio, game design with Flash, photography in New Mexico, advances in digital camcorders, marketing success, accessible websites, image enhancement with Photoshop CS4, film production, and more. Exhibitors, giveaways, meals provided.

$139/$99 for full-time students and memberships.
Tuition Remission is accepted. Some group rates available.
Held at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd NE in Albuquerque

For more information:
To register:

Caroline Orcutt
Digital Arts Program Supervisor
UNM Continuing Education
(505) 277-6037

Friday, March 6, 2009, 6:00pm–9:00pm

Presented by Friends of Film, Video and Arts

Friends of Film, Video and Arts will offer a presentation of short films by professional New Mexico filmmakers as a kick-off event. Additionally, Friends of Film will launch their filmmaker education series with "Director's Cut New Mexico – The Art of the Interview."

Tuition Remission is accepted.
Discounted Membership rate available for FoFVA members.
Held at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
1634 University Blvd NE in Albuquerque

For more information:
To register:

NM Women in Film, March 8th

NMWIF will participate again this year in the annual WIFTI (Women in Film &
Television International) Short Film Showcase to celebrate International
Women's Day on March 8th. This year's event will be held in Santa Fe and
will include a slate of international films from women worldwide. This is a
benefit for NMWIF and WIFTI. Proceeds go to support the mentoring, training
and education of women in the film and television industry in the U.S. and

Mark your calendar for Sunday, March 8th in Santa Fe – Time & Location to
follow in separate email blast!

*Call for Submissions – Attention NM Women Filmmakers:* NMWIF will select
one or two short films by New Mexico women, to be shown as part of the
program. The filmmaker(s) selected will be asked to speak about their film
at the March 8th event. If you have a short film, including animated films,
that you would like to submit, please send a DVD copy, along with a
synopsis, a list of the credits and contact information to: NMWIF, PO Box
33351, Santa Fe, NM 87594. Films must be produced and/or directed by a
woman who is a NM resident. All DVD's will be returned at the end of
judging*. **Deadline for submission is February 25th.* For questions,
contact us at .

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