Matthew McDuffie, an instructor in the Dramatic Writing Program at UNM and a professional screenwriter, is hosting another series of one-day workshops for filmmakers and storytellers looking to sharpen their writing chops. Classes are scheduled for July 18 and 25 and will cover the foundations of screenwriting: mechanics of plot and development of storyline. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas, as the goal will be to create a complete outline of a film by day’s end. The workshops will be held at KNME studios in Albuquerque from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $125. Call 385-1323 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for information and reservations.
Eyes and Ears
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Che La Ke is described as a “multimedia performance collective” stemming from a “dynamic collaboration” between three Brooklyn artists: VJ Sarah, Jon Bozeman and Dave Treut. The group will stop in Albuquerque this Monday for a one-night-only audio-visual experience alongside local soundscapers North America. VJ Sarah will mix “rootsy, raw and relevant” videos live while her collaborators add a punk-folk musical bent to the whole mad affair. For a taste of what’s in store, check out myspace.com/chelakenyc. This unique night of audio/video overload gets underway Monday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m. at Cirq (712 Central SE). A mere $5 helps out the good traveling folks as well as local underground experimento movie folks Basement Films.
Submit to SWGLFF
The 2009 Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is accepting submissions. This annual event, scheduled for Oct. 9 through 15, is looking for films and videos of any length—so long as they are of primary interest to the gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender communities. Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 24. Audience choice awards for best feature, best documentary, and best boys and girls shorts will be handed out at the festival’s closing night ceremony. For an entry form and complete submission guidelines, log on to closetcinema.org.