Monday, March 30, 2009
Films, Panels, and Parties Announced
March 26, 2009, Las Cruces, NM---- Selections were announced today for the Fifth Annual White Sands International Film Festival, which runs Thursday April 23rd through Sunday April 26th and features local talent. WSIFF will screen over 45 independent documentary and narrative films at the new Cineport 10 and will conduct a series of informative and exciting panels led by industry experts. Weekend events will comprise of an opening night bash hosted by Risottos and after parties by the Azul Nightclub at Hotel Encanto on Friday and Saturday night.
New Mexico film highlights include The Land of Space and Time, by award winning filmmakers Michael Lennick and Shirley Guilliford. This is a sophisticated and compelling story of the development of the United States Space Program and features Holloman Air Force Base and the White Sands Missile Range. Also included in the program is How the West Was Lost, a documentary about the locking up of 300,000 acres of New
Mexican land, written and directed by Las Crucesan Erik Ness. In addition, WSIFF will screen animations by NMSU's Creative Media Institute.
WSIFF will also conduct panels by industry experts such as actor Jamison Jones (24, He Was A Quiet Man) who will teach the "Business and Art of Acting", as well as Casting Directors Donn Finn (Titanic, L.A. Confidential) and New Mexico's own Jo Edna Boldin, who will host "Auditioning for T.V. and Film". Finally, WSIFF will offer a "Conversation With Mark Medoff", an Oscar Nominated and Tony Award winning writer (Children of A Lesser God, 100 MPG), which discusses screenwriting and directing, followed by a Q&A with Mr. Medoff.
Other participants in the festival include screenwriters Kathy Gori & Alan Berger (I Love You Phillip Morris), author and professor, Dr. Sam Smiley (Playwriting, The Structure of Action), Jon Hendry, IATSE Local #480 Union Leader, and Bill Hanson from Apple Computers.
Guests can view the full schedule and purchase passes and tickets at WWW.WSIFF.COM. Tickets are also available at www.whitemusicbox.com. (Day Passes sold day of festival at Allen Theatres Cineport 10; Rush tickets available if seating is available).
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Monday, March 16, 2009
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IxDA NM (3/17)
Interaction Designers get together Tuesday night @ ARTS Lab to recap Interaction 09.
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The Spectre Experimental Music Series at ARTS Lab is getting good attention from musicians and experimental music aficionados alike. Barn Owl & Heavywater join us next Tuesday at ARTS Lab.
Ignite Santa Fe (4/29)
Ignite is a speaking event, designed to be a night of fast pace fun presentations. Each presentor gets 20 slides which will automatically advance every 15 seconds. We are current planning our first Ignite Santa Fe! If you would like to help out, sponsor, or present email Mick at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More info at: http://ignitesantafe.com/