Looking for a laugh? The Friends of Film and Video Arts (FoFVA) is hosting LOL Friends of Film Funny Film Fest, a night of “improv, silly hosting and funny flicks” on Friday, March 5. The event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the UNM Continuing Education Building (1634 University NE). Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. In addition to the juried screening of Laugh Out Loud (that’s what LOL stands for, Luddites) short films, there will be street entertainers and comedians throughout the evening. For more info, log on to filmvideoarts.org.
Climb on Board
The New Mexico Film Producers Association is seeking community members to fill vacant seats for its founding board of directors. All New Mexico film businesses, services, providers and unions are invited to apply. The NMFPA describes itself as “a professional organization providing promotion, advocacy, education and networking for our membership.” Membership is open to any company or individual of “high standing, based in New Mexico who has managerial, budget or creative control over the production of moving visual media.” The organization hopes to advocate for members in business, legal and professional forums, to provide ongoing professional development, and to build a network of local resources that “fosters friendly competition.” If you or anyone you know might be interested in joining, contact Tito Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the fledgling organization, check out the website at newmexicofilmproducers.org.
Bored? Climb On!
Looking for a thrill? American climbing legend (I’m gonna have to take his word on that one) and author (Wizards of Rock, Climbing Everest) Pat Ament is coming to town on Friday, March 5, to present his new documentary film The Disciples of Gill. The film is a nostalgic tribute to John Gill, who created a strong subculture of mountain climbers in the ’60s by founding the gymnastic art of “bouldering.” The screening will get underway at 7 p.m. at UNM’s Centennial Engineering Center. There will be a reception and book signing after the show. Tickets are $10 at the door. If you miss the Friday night show, you can catch Ament and The Disciples of Gill at Santa Fe’s New Mexico Film Museum (Jean Cocteau Cinema) starting at 7 p.m. on Saturday.