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American Indians in Film: 1950s to Present

May 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join Santa Fe film historian Jeff Berg on a visual tour of New Mexico Indian Country.
Known for his Made in New Mexico series, Jeff will present a compilation of movie clips from the 1950s to present that feature pueblo and tribal people. Continue reading

Volunteer Opportunity: Multimedia Coordinator & Performance Coordinator

Volunteer Opportunity 1: TEDxABQ is looking for a Multimedia Coordinator to join this year’s core team planning the September 9th main event for 2,000 people. Click here for the role description. Anyone interested should email marina@tedxabq.com with their name, email address, phone number, the role they’re interested in, and an answer to the question “why do you want to join the TEDxABQ main event core team?”
Volunteer Opportunity 2: TEDxABQ is looking for a Performance Coordinator to join this year’s core team planning the September 9th main event for 2,000 people. Click here for the role description. Anyone interested should email marina@tedxabq.com with their name, email address, phone number, the role they’re interested in, and an answer to the question “why do you want to join the TEDxABQ main event core team?”

The New Mexico Film Office Announces the 2017 “New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase” Call for Entries

Free Filmmakers Showcase Open to all New Mexico Residents

Santa Fe, N.M. – Today the New Mexico Film Office announced a call for entries for the 2017 NM Filmmakers Showcase. The Showcase is an annual screening to expose and celebrate the work of New Mexico filmmakers and to have their project shown on the big screen.

There is no charge to submit an entry and the Showcase is free and open to the public to attend. The deadline for entries is Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 5:00 pm. You may submit your project and application to: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/2017NewMexicoFilmmakersShowcase.

“One of the great things about having a healthy and vibrant film industry is the opportunities it creates for New Mexico filmmakers to tell their own stories. The Showcase provides a forum for them to screen projects in a theatre setting for the most valuable of feedback: audience reaction,” said New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis.

Belle Allen, State Outreach Coordinator said, “There’s no rush like seeing your film on the big screen and it’s an honor to host this wonderful event where so much New Mexico talent comes together under one roof.”

A panel of local film professionals will judge the projects in various categories, and winning projects will travel around the state, coordinated by the New Mexico Film Office in collaboration with local theatres and local film festivals.

This year there are seven (7) categories for submission: drama, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, comedy, documentary, student, and music video. The maximum run time for entries is 120 minutes.

For further information, contact Belle Allen, State Outreach Coordinator at the New Mexico State Film Office: (505) 476-5671 or belle.allen@nmfilm.com

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, 19 years and running, is now accepting submissions for its 2017 competition. Visithttp://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2017-call-for-entries/


Along with accepting feature screenplays and short scripts, BlueCat is very excited to announce we will now be accepting pilot scripts and stage plays.


BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer, and will continue its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.


Our new international award, the Fellini Award, will be given to the best feature screenplay by a writer living outside the U.S.


  • Feature Screenplay Winner $10,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $1000 each.
  • Short Script Winner $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Stage Play Winner  $1,000. Three Play Finalists will receive $250 each.

The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Feature Screenplay of the 2017 Competition written by screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1000.


Regular Deadline: May 1st, 2017. Feature Screenplay $55, Short Script $45, Pilot $50, Play $40

Final Deadline: May 21st, 2017. Feature Screenplay $60, Short Script $50, Pilot $55, Play $45

Submit your script at: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/

IndieQ Meeting at the South Broadway Cultural Center

Come support local filmmakers on Thursday, March 30th. Doors open at 6:30 so we can mingle, show promptly starts at 7 pm.

We have an amazing line-up of shorts by local indie filmmakers:  Steve Howard, Andy Kastelic, Aaron Trumm, Christina Gopal/Stephen Burhoe, Jen Garcia/Robert Dugan, Candace Montoya/Julian Royal, Julian Clark, Joaquin Lizarrago, Steven Maes, Travis Armstrong/Tim Nenninger, Matt Page, and Alejandro Montoya Marin.

It’s free!  It’s fun!  Show your support!

Filmmakers Club Meeting

April 2nd Sunday 3-6pm

At least a 48 hour RSVP from members required to attend (310) 497-0597

WHERE: Elemental Films FilmMakerSpace 19-B Plaza Nueva (or Via Plaza Nueva) Santa Fe 87507
(Google “Elemental Films Santa Fe” for directions.) We’re at the end of the 2nd building as you go around the one way Aldea Plaza. Look for the big Elemental Films window sign, enter the lobby, left door. For the first ½ hour, we’ll get our lattes, espressos, or herbal teas at FilmMakerSpace, then at 3:30 head over to the Aldea Community/Media Center in the building on the other side of the plaza. If you’re arriving after 3:20 come straight over to the Media Center.

(If you have a friend who’d like to receive this newsletter, or it was forwarded to you, please email their/your full name to snoon@elemental-films.com and we’ll add you to our list. Please add our email address to your contacts, so it doesn’t go into a junk folder.)

UNM Valencia Film Festival

The University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus will be hosting its 6th annual Valencia Leading Edge Film Festival on April 19-20 in the Student Community Center.

This year’s film festival spotlights the art of documentary filmmaking while showcasing the unique diversity of filmmakers and dynamic creativity of UNM-Valencia students in the Digital Media Arts and Film Technology programs.

The festival, which is free and open to the public, will provide the opportunity for students and community members to share their work and inspiration of national and international films that remind society of the impact of individuals, groups and movements through the canvas of cinema. Along with student films, the film festival will present a wide range of films and in-person discussion with exciting industry experts and guests.

Laura Musselwhite, UNM-Valencia Dean of Instruction, adds, “This festival is a wonderful way for students in the Valencia Campus Digital Media Arts and Film Technology programs to showcase their work. Their creativity is always a joy to see.”

The festivities run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., for two days (April 19-20) in the Student Community Center on the southside of the UNM-Valencia campus, which is located at 280 La Entrada Road, in Los Lunas. For more information on the 6th annual Valencia Leading Edge Film Festival, please call 505.925.8600.


Huge movie studio lot sale at Soundstage 41. General public welcome.

Call for more information: (505) 204-1374

Items you will find include: movie memorabilia, desks, chairs, A/C unit, fridge, movie sets and flats… and a whole lot more!

Open to public! Friday, Saturday & Sunday, December 14-16, 9am – 4pm everyday (if the world survives 12/12/12).