By Brendan Bilthock
Three For Free--The Cortes Femininos Film Series returns to the Bank of America Theater at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Thursday, March 30. Beginning at 7 p.m., a series of Spanish language (English subtitled) short films will be screened. Among the shorts in this outing are “Terrones,” “Las Hijas de Belen/Belen's Daughters” and “Di Algo/Say Something.” Admission is free and open to the public. For more info, log on to www.hccnm.org.
Scribe Vibe—The annual Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe will take place May 31-June 4. This year's eighth annual gathering will be divided into two components. The Screenwriting Symposium will feature mentor classes with one of six professional screenwriters, over 30 specialized workshops, panel discussions, live script readings and more. The Hollywood Connection will focus on marketing your screenplay with two producer panel discussions, four 90-minute strategy workshops and a chance to pitch your work to 20 Hollywood producers, agents and managers. March 31 is the last day to get the early registration discount. You can sign up by logging on to www.scsfe.com or by calling (866) 424-1501.
Got Digital?--UNM's Continuing Education department is sponsoring a Digital Arts Conference this Saturday, April 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants can spend the day getting connected to local digital filmmaking and photography opportunities or simply exchange ideas and techniques with fellow professionals as they explore the latest technologies. Workshops include 3D Dome Animation, Digital Storytelling, Audio Recording and Editing for The New Musician, Advanced Techniques in Photoshop, Video Editing for Multimedia Production and much more. The Digital Film Institute will be on hand to lead a special “In the Biz” session, giving an overview of current career opportunities in New Mexico's growing film and television industries. The one-day conference will be held at UNM Continuing Ed (1634 University NE). Cost is $129 or $75 for students. To register, call 277-0077 or log on to the website at www.dce.unm.edu.
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