By Devin D. O'Leary
Guild Goes Monthly—The Guild Cinema in Nob Hill has finally gotten around to producing their long-promised monthly film schedules. These handy oversized calendars hearken back to the good old days of Albuquerque's late, great repertory theater Don Poncho's. The first schedule features a full two month's worth of Guild films at a glance. Mark up your calendars with all the great foreign, indie and documentary films (not to mention crazed Alibi Midnight Movie Madness selections) that you want to see in the coming weeks. You can pick one up at the Guild Cinema box office, Bound To Be Read, Title Wave, Charlie's Records and Tapes, Il Vicino and Alphaville video.
PMF Part 2—Local digital arts org Primate Memory Factory lost it primary screening facility when Madstone Theaters closed its doors last month. Fortunately, the PMF gang has found a brand new sponsor in the Guild Cinema. PMF will be debuting their first new Five-Minute Film Competition at the Guild on Saturday, July 31, at noon. If you haven't checked out PMF's long-running competition yet, here's your chance. Each month, local digital filmmakers are challenged to shoot a Five-minute film centering around PMF's chosen theme. This month's theme is “War.” (Not too timely, eh?) The best short films submitted each month will be screened at the Guild. Prizes will be awarded based on writing, directing, editing, cinematography and more. For more information, log on to www.pmf5.com
Get in the Guide—Do you work in the film industry? Would you like to work even more? Applications are now being accepted for listings in the 2005 New Mexico Film Directory. The award-winning guide is distributed by the New Mexico Film Office to producers, production companies, studios and others seeking information about making movies in our fair state. General categories include crew, production services, equipment rentals, post-production facilities, digital and multi-media, food, lodging and support services. If you are not on the current New Mexico Film Office mailing list and wish to have your name published in the upcoming directory, please contact Tony DellaFlora at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive application information. Inclusion in the directory is limited to New Mexico residents and companies. The deadline for applications is Aug. 16.
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