Basement Films is bringing “Supermarket” to the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice on Friday, May 30. What the hell is “Supermarket”? you may ask. It’s “an experimental dose of original electronic music and imagery, delivered in equal emphasis.” Break beats of varying tempos from dub to drum and bass will be mixed with animated and celluloid imagery for a dual-natured assault on the senses. Australian animator/experimental film dude Dan Monceaux will be there jamming out the sequenced beats and collected samples on his retro analogue synthesizers while trippy visual work from Emma Sterling flickers around him. The show gets underway at 8:30 p.m. and will run you a mere $7. An artist talk follows. The Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice is located at 202 Harvard SE.
After years of helping secure solid union jobs for locals in the film industry, the New Mexico Film Office is finally starting a mentorship program for “above-the-line” talent. This new program is made possible by New Mexico’s Job Training Incentive Program for Film and Multimedia. The mentorship program is open to New Mexico residents 18-and-older who wish to advance their film careers by shadowing professional above-the-line or specialty talent on major productions. Mentorship is available for the following positions: director, producer, writer, editor, production designer, line producer, unit production manager, production supervisor, script supervisor, casting director, storyboard artist and sound looping. The pilot program will take place on a major television series shooting in Albuquerque from June through November 2008. If you’re willing to commit for a minimum of 20 days up to a maximum of 60 days, this might be a great opportunity for you. Application deadline is Monday, June 2, at 5 p.m. Applications can be found at www.nmfilm.com. If you have any questions, contact the film office at (505) 476-5600.
The 2008 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is now accepting submissions. This annual film festival is celebrating its sixth year and has grown into a weeklong event presented in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The film festival will be held from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. SG&LFF is encouraging all filmmakers to submit their work for consideration. Films and videos submitted can be of any length and should be of interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered communities. Early-bird deadline is June 13 with a $10 entry fee. Final deadline is July 18 with a $15 entry fee. Audience awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Best Boy and Girl Shorts will be awarded at the festival’s closing night ceremony. Entry form and submission guidelines can be downloaded at www.closetcinema.org.