The New Mexico Film Office started taking submissions for its annual New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase on Jan. 7. This yearly juried competition is open to New Mexico residents only and there is no fee to enter. Local film and video artists have until March 22 to fill out the paperwork and send in their work. Films must be 30 minutes or less in length. The Showcase culminates in an Awards Ceremony on May 10 at the KiMo Theatre. Awards are handed out to Best in Category, Best in Show, Audience Prize and Wild Card winners. The winning films screen immediately after the awards ceremony and will be spotlighted in a statewide tour taking place throughout the year. Categories for submission include Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Music Video, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Student. For complete submission information go to filmfreeway.com/2019NewMexicoFilmmakersShowcase.
The State of New Mexico Film Office is sponsoring another New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase. This yearly juried competition is open to local residents only. There is no fee to submit. All films must be 30 minutes or less in length. The Showcase culminates in an Awards Ceremony on May 10 at the KiMo Theatre. Prizes will be handed out to Best in Category (Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Music Video, Sci-fi/Fantasy and Student), Audience Choice and Wild Card. After the ceremony the winning films will be screened to the public. If you’re an interested filmmaker with a locally lensed short film, you have until Friday, March 22 to submit your films at filmfreeway.com/2019NewMexicoFilmmakersShowcase.