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From Idea to Greenlight

Albuquerque, NM — If you’re a New Mexico writer, producer or content creator interested in taking the next step, join Blue Sky Producers Lab for a panel discussion “From Idea to Greenlight — Making it Happen in New Mexico,” June 7 at this year’s Albuquerque Film and Music
Experience. Continue reading

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/

NOW ACCEPTING PILOTS & STAGE PLAYS 

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

WRITTEN FEEDBACK TO ALL ENTRANTS

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

NEW INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

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

AWARDS

  • 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.

DEADLINES

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/