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ATLNM Film Contest




Local directors have the opportunity to showcase their city, or rather, the BioPark. The contest ask filmmakers to shoot a 30-second commercial of any of the attractions at the BioPark, and the winner will receive $1,500 and have their commercial aired on local television. Second place gets $1,000, third gets $500, and the top 25 commercials will get screened at a gala at the KiMo Theatre. The contest opens Feb. 1 and runs through April 30. To enter, go to Entry fee is $20.

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30 seconds to glory

Reel World

Above the Line New Mexico is a brand new attempt to promote “above the line” talent in the local film scene. That category includes writers, directors and producers—high-paying, high-profile creative fields rarely given a second thought by our state’s trade-union-pushing economic development policies. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with a good grip or gaffer job. But if we really want to build a self-sustaining local film scene, above the line is the only way to do it. I-25 Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Century Bank, ReelzChannel and Film!ABQ obviously all feel the same, as they are joining forces to sponsor the very first ATLNM film contest. The very first challenge will concentrate on directors. Create a 30-second commercial promoting the City of Albuquerque BioPark or any of its attractions and you could win serious prizes. First place will get $1,500 and the winning commercial aired on local network television. Second place will get $1,000. Third place will take home $500. The top 25 entrants will have their submissions shown at an industry-studded gala event hosted by the City of Albuquerque at the KiMo Theatre this May. The ad contest opens on Feb. 1, and you have until April 30 to submit your 30-second masterpiece. To enter the contest, go to and fill out an entry form. Entry fee is $20.

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