Albuquerque Film Office’s monthly Indie Q meeting returns to the KiMo Theater Downtown on Wednesday, May 23. Tonight will be a jam-packed night of local film shorts. Liz Langston from the Film Office will introduce the evening. That will be followed by 11 shorts. The lineup is as follows: “Trifecta Screening Promo” by Scott Milder, “Toy Soldiers” by Peter Nicholas, “Independent Business” by John Broadhead, “Two Timers” by Jim Sicard, “The Joy of Arca” by Lora Cunningham, “2Bers, How to Relax” by Ryan Halsey, “Lessons for the Aspiring Man” by Stephen Truselli, “Serious Shift” by James Nunn, “Serious Development” by Tom McGill and “Ritz and Spitz” by the IFDM Capstone Class. Afterward, there will be a Q&A session with all the filmmakers. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.
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Come Out and Volunteer
The Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival is gearing up for its record-setting 10th year. The festival’s 2012 anniversary will be (appropriately enough) a 10-day event. Organizers are looking for an army of volunteers to help out. Among the positions that need to be filled are assistant volunteer coordinator, advisory committee, Pride Parade and booth volunteers, marketing and community outreach, distribution, fund-raising, and all door/ticketing shifts at the festival itself. Perks include parties, prizes and free movies (natch). If you’re interested in signing up or would like more info, please contact Shannon Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 450-6520.
Instead of scribbling notes and taking tests, the students at Albuquerque’s Public Academy for Performing Arts’ media program decided to make their own feature film. The end result, a 60-minute movie called PAPArazzi, will make its public debut on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Guild Cinema. The film tells the story of two ambitious performing arts school students doing battle with one another to get their hands on a coveted scholarship. The film will screen at 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Of course, the cast and crew will be in attendance. To help out, Guild next-door neighbor Il Vicino pizzeria has offered to donate 20 percent of its sales that night to the school’s media program (if you mention PAPArazzi). So come out, have dinner, watch a movie and support Albuquerque’s next generation of filmmakers.
Indie Q Premieres
The Albuquerque Film Office’s monthly gathering of independent filmmakers and fans known as Indie Q will take place tonight at the KiMo Theatre starting at 7 p.m.. Screening tonight are premieres for two local shorts, Joshua Sallach’s “Under the Stairs” and Ryan Denmark’s “Plush.” You can read more about ’em right here.
Albuquerque independent arts organization Indie Q has teamed up with the Albuquerque Film Office to present a night of local short films at the historic KiMo Theatre in Downtown Albuquerque. The free event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight (Monday, Sept. 20). Films to be screened include “Never Land,” “The Journal of Mr. Willaby” and “Pascal’s Bullet.” The first film is a modern-day retelling of J.M. Barrie’s childhood classic Peter Pan. The second is the story of a pre-teen foster child who goes to work for an African-American war hero and discovers a future-predicting journal. The final is a crime drama about a dying killer confessing all to an intrepid lawman. All three come courtesy of Albuquerque filmmakers Joshua Sallach and James Kwan.