The public is invited to attend a public screening for the Institute of American Indian Arts’ Summer Television and Film Workshop. The six-week workshop was held in collaboration with Disney/ABC Television and featured work by 12 Native American students from across the country. Six short films were produced, including “Love’s Story,” “The Confession,” “Doc O’Mine,” “Kokopelli,” “First Impressions” and “Torn Emotions.” The free screening of these films will take place Friday, July 24, at the Library and Technology Center at IAIA’s College of Contemporary Native Arts (83 Avan Nu Po in Santa Fe).
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On Sunday, July 26, the New Mexico Film Museum (located in the Jean Cocteau Theater at 418 Montezuma in Santa Fe) will premiere a 35-minute documentary from 2007 Governor’s Cup winner Tommy Tischler. Tischler, a deaf filmmaker, set out to capture the inspiring story of Robert Huizar, head football coach for the New Mexico School for the Deaf. In 2006, Huizar led his team to the state championship. In 2007, he was selected to coach an all-star team consisting of four deaf and six hearing players. “Coach Huizar” will screen at 6:30 p.m. Tischler and Huizar will be available for a Q&A afterward. Admission is free, but seating is limited. The film is subtitled for the hearing impaired.
The 2009 Taos Mountain Film Festival is accepting film and video submissions. TMFF spotlights the best in high-altitude sports, culture and environmentalism and will take place Oct. 8 through 11 this year. If you’ve got a feature or a short you think might be appropriate, you can log on to mountainfilm.net and download a submission form, or you can go the paperless route and submit your film through withoutabox.com. The deadline is Aug. 14.
White Sands International Film Festival is looking for films to round out its 2010 program (taking place April 15 through 18 in Las Cruces). Categories for short or feature-length submissions include Narrative, Documentary, Latino and Made in New Mexico films. Festival entry fee will be waved for the final, locals-only category. Early Bird deadline is Oct. 15. All films must be submitted through withoutabox.com. If you need more details, log on to wsiff.com.
Well, whattaya know? The Santa Fe Film Festival (Dec. 2 through 6) is looking for films, too. Categories include Narrative, Documentary and Animation—short or feature-length. If you get your work in by the deadline (Aug. 17), the entry fee is $60. Log on to santafefilmfestival.com or go to withoutabox.com for applications and submission instructions. Only 110 films in total will be accepted to this year’s fest, so expect the competition to be fierce.