South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway Blvd. SE) presents a back-to-back bilingual double feature as part of its Summer Break Movie Series. On Thursday, June 27 at 10am, you can watch the Spanish-language version of Marvel’s 2018 smash hit Pantera Negra (Black Panther to us gringos). That’s followed at 1:30pm by the English-language version of the film. Feel free to watch one or both. Admission is free and each attendee gets a free popcorn and water. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required to guarantee a seat. To secure your seat, call 848-1320. For more details go to cabq.gov/south-broadway-cultural-center.
Organizers of the 2nd Annual Madrid Film Festival are looking for short film submissions from local filmmakers. The event itself takes place July 26 through 28 at the Engine House Theater, located at the Madrid Railyard Museum (2846 State Highway 14). All “aspiring and established local filmmakers” are encouraged to send a link (YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc.) to their films (30 minutes or less, any genre) to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no submission fee. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, June 28. Filmmakers whose work is accepted by the festival receive free tickets and refreshments and will be invited to an exclusive VIP reception. For more information go to theaterofdeath.org/madrid-film-festival.
On Saturday, June 29 the New Mexico State Film Office presents an informative class on what it’s like working in a film’s locations department. Todd Christensen is the new director of the New Mexico Film Office and has served as a location scout and a location manager for 10 movies shot in New Mexico (including Off the Map, Sicario, 12 Strong and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs). He’ll be on hand to give the lowdown on scouting, paperwork and permitting. This educational event takes place from 10:30am to 2pm at Albuquerque’s Special Collections Library (423 Central Ave. NE). Attendance is free for New Mexico residents, but you need to register to guarantee a seat. To do so, go to bit.ly/2Lc56IN.
Deadline-oriented filmmakers have until Monday, July 1 to get themselves and their teams registered for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. The event asks teams of filmmakers to write, direct, edit and premiere short films (based on a pre-assigned “genre, character, prop and line of dialogue”) in a mere two days. The event takes place here in Albuquerque, July 26 through 28. July 1 is the early bird deadline. Get yourself signed up by then and you’ll only have to fork over $148. After that it goes up to $168. Winning films be given the opportunity to compete nationally against 48 Hour Film Project teams from other participating cities at Filmapalooza 2020. In the end the top entries from around the world will take home a grand prize and will screen at the Cannes Film Festival’s 2020 Short Film Corner. For complete info on gathering your team and entering the local contest, go to 48hourfilm.com/albuquerque.