NEW MEXICO WOMEN IN FILM NEWSLETTER
August 6, 2008
INDEX: NMWIF Meeting Info & Announcements
General & Job Announcements, Inquiries
NMWIF Writers Group – Next Meeting 8/18
ACI Candidate Forums on Business – Various Locations in August
Taos Songwriting Workshop – August, Sept. Various
NM Filmmakers Showings – Various Locations in August
Moccasin Tracks Tipi Retreat – 8/25-31
Call for Proposals – New Mexico/New Visions – Deadline 9/5
Call for Entries – Show Your Films at NM State Fair – 9/7-21
Call for Entries – Women in Film International Indigenous Film Event –
Los Angeles – Deadline – 9/12
Call for Volunteers – S.F. Metaphysical Film Festival – 9/18-21
Professional Grant Writing Workshop – 10/15-17
Call for Entries – Big Bang Film Festival – 10/1-5/08
Call for Entries – Taosshortz Film Fest – 1/10/09
Call for Entries – Int'l Festival de Filmes de Femmes – 3/13-22/09
NEXT GENERAL MEETING – CHANGED TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14th in SANTA FE:
NMWIF traditionally holds no general meeting in August. We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting "FINANCE, BUDGETING & INCENTIVES FOR THE FILMMAKER", which will be Sunday, September 14th in Santa Fe. Treasurer Beverly Kizer and Board member Denise Beale are booking some exciting speakers for each topic. More details will follow in next week's newsletter.
NMWIF WEBSITE – ALMOST THERE!
We have been anxiously awaiting completion of our new website and now have a date for its premiere: August 15th! Board Member Genia Michaela, chair of the Website committee and our designer Gregg Weiss have been working hard to make this happen, along with the entire NMWIF Board, member Keith MacGregor and many others. A full list of those to thank will follow next month, but we look forward to enjoying our new look and functionality!
NMWIF MEMBERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT
If you are interested in becoming a member of NMWIF you can apply in person at any NMWIF meeting or by mail to NMWIF, Attn: Membership Committee, P.O. Box 33351, Santa Fe, NM 87594. To receive an application with NMWIF membership criteria, please contact us at email@example.com.
NMWIF COMMITTEES form the engine of our organization. Committee members work together to keep the organization running and growing, while enhancing their connections with other women in the industry. Being on a NMWIF committee provides members with an entre into organization operations and is part of the responsibility of membership. We need more committee members for Membership, Fundraising, Website, Sage Award, PSA (Public Service Announcement), Events, Publicity, and Sponsors. Let us know you'll help by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I just wanted to share my posting with everyone. Please contact me if you qualify and are interested in the position.
Felicia J. Lucero
DH&J Investments, Inc.
The Santa Fe Metaphysical Film Festival is looking for a part-time paid Celebrity Hostess to manage the celebrities who are attending the Festival. This job would require organizing their transportation to and from the airport and to and from the festival each day, making sure they are in the right place at the right time, attending to other needs they may have while they are in Santa Fe. Volunteers can help with this but we are looking for someone who can work fulltime for about two weeks before and during the festival.
Job requirements: Good organization and attendance to detail; friendly; experience working with celebrities; knowledge of the film business; punctual; own transportation; familiar with Santa Fe and environs.
We are also looking for an experienced salesperson to assist in fund-raising for the festival. This is a paid part-time position with 20% commission on the sale of sponsorships.
Job requirements: Extensive sales experience: knowledge of the film buisness and film festivals; outgoing; friendly; focused; available for concentrated hard work over the next two months.
If you are interested in either of these positions, please call Darron at the SFMFF (505) 820-6030 or email Darron at www.metaphysicalfilm.com
For those who don't know, casting calls, crew calls and job openings are posted on crewnewmexico.com for free. If you have an announcement/
upcoming call, simply email the details and contact info to
email@example.com, and we'll post it live on our site. Here's a
link to our Job Alerts page: http://www.crewnewmexico.com/job_alert/job_cast_crew.php
Its a great way to get the word out to a wide audience of industry
professionals. We're also going to be launching an industry-related
events calendar that will again serve a wide audience, providing
details about screenings, classes, workshops, festivals, legislative
hearings, parties, social hours, and more - you'll need to email
firstname.lastname@example.org - starting in about 3 weeks. We'll send out
a reminder when its live. Meantime, we can post events on our blog
( http://www.crewnewmexico.blogspot.com/) - just send it our way.
NMWIF WRITERS GROUP
ASSN OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY HOSTS CANDIDATE FORUMS ON BUSINESS ISSUES:
This item from member Eric Renz-Whitmore:
We've seen the potential effect of politics on our film (and tech media) industry -- and are likely to see some of those effects again. Regardless of your party affiliation, I'd remind you that those who get involved early and make their voices heard can really have influence, particularly in New Mexico, where access is remarkably open.
The Association of Commerce and Industry's business perspective might make these forums interesting -- and the business of media and its positive impact throughout New Mexico is something we want our legislators to understand.
From the NM Business Weekly:
The Association of Commerce & Industry of New Mexico, along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will host a series of candidate forums on business issues.
On August 7, Democrat Harry Teague and Republican Edward Tinsley, running in the Second Congressional District, are slated to appear at the Good Samaritan Society at Las Cruces Village in Las Cruces from 5 to 7 p.m.
And on August 22, Democrat Martin Heinrich and Republican Darren White, running for the First Congressional District, are scheduled to appear from 11 to 1 p.m. at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque.
U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, R-NM, and Tom Udall, D-NM, have been invited to attend the forums as well. They are running for the seat held by U.S. Senator Pete Domenici, R-NM.
Other partnering organizations on the forums include Women Impacting Public Policy, the Northern New Mexico and the Southwest Borderland Las Cruces-El Paso Chapters of the National Association of Women Business Owners, the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce, the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Las Cruces. Space is limited and registration is required for the events. For more information, go to www.acinm.org.
TAOS SONGWRITING WORKSHIPS:
Taos is hosting five pro songwriting workships and classes and the first one starts in less than 2 weeks. Don't miss out! Sign up now. For more info or to reserve a place, give a call or email ASAP. Some workshops are limited seating. For others it helps us to plan the earlier we hear from you. And for the Barn Dance Songwriters Workshop, being early can save you some serious money!
Lyric Writing Workshop with Pat Pattison Sat-Sun, Aug 16-17
Songwriters Workshop 2008 Wed-Fri, Sep 3-5
Chuck Pyle Master Class Sat, Sep 6
UNM-Taos: Music Theory 102 Starts August 27
Private Tutoring with the Song Analyst By appointment
Contact: Michael Schorr, Creative Director
Chocolate Strawberry Studios (575) 737-0754
NEW MEXICO FILMMAKERS SHOWINGS:
For the second year, selected audience favorites will travel to four New Mexico cities. Please join us at the following cinemas. All showings are free to the public • Meet the Filmmakers – Q & A after the showings
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Galaxy 8 • 4501 N. Main • Roswell, NM • 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Jean Cocteau Theater • 418 Montezuma Avenue • Santa Fe, NM • 6:00 PM
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Storyteller Cinema • 110 Old Talpa Canyon Road • Taos, NM • 6:00 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2008
The Fountain Theater • 2469 Calle de Guadalupe •Mesilla, NM • 1:30 PM
You can access the information at: http://dev.nmfilm.com/locals/nm-filmmakers/nmfilmmakers-showcase.php. The next NM Filmmakers Showcase will take place in May 2009. If you have any questions please email us at: email@example.com.
MOCCASIN TRACKS TIPI RETREAT
Member Candy Jones sent us this announcement:
This very special retreat is spearheaded by Emmy Award-winning Costume Designer Cathy Smith. Cathy studied with Lakota elders for years and has put together this most spectacular workshop, which will be held in Red Lodge, Montana.
Spend a week immersed in the tipi culture of the Northern Plains.
Experience the Integrity of life within the sacred circle of the Four Directions.
Explore the origins of Plains Indian art and culture.
Be inspired by the majesty of the Beartooth Mountains and the huge
geography that shaped the Native Americans and their spiritual beliefs.
Find the sacred in the everyday and discover your own relationship within it.
Create your Medicine bag, ornament it with beadwork, and infuse it with power.
MOCCASIN TRACKS TIPI RETREAT
August 25-31, 2008 in Red Lodge, MT
Red Lodge, Montana 406-446-3739
Santa Fe, New Mexico 505-438-9852
The Black Hills, South Dakota 505-470-6650
NEW VISIONS/NEW MEXICO – CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Governor Richardson announces Call for Proposals for third round of "New Visions/New Mexico" Contract Awards
New Mexico-based filmmakers eligible to receive contracts up to $20,000 –
Panavision again provides two awards of camera rental packages valued at $10,000 each.
The deadline for proposals is September 5, 2008. Awardees announced in November.
A free seminar about preparing a New Visions/New Mexico proposal will take place at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque at 10:00 am on August 8, 2008. Interested filmmakers should call 505-476-5600 to reserve a seat.
Applications are available online at http://dev.nmfilm.com/locals/nm-filmmakers/new-visions-contract-awards.php, and at the New Mexico Film Office, 418 Montezuma Avenue in Santa Fe.
SHOW YOUR FILM AT THIS YEAR'S STATE FAIR:
For further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico State Fair Art Department is looking for one or two
artists who are willing to participate in our 2008 art show. Although
the piece can not be entered for contest, it will still be showcase to
be admired by thousands of people. We are specifically looking for a
small art film with duration of no more than 10 minutes. The content
of the film is open, but we kindly ask for the film to be suitable for
the entire family since the State Fair is a family oriented event. The
idea is to promote cinematic arts as part of the art fair. The main
purpose is to showcase moving images as a hint to what may possibly
happen next year. Also, the pieces will be showcase in the side of
some galleries for everybody's enjoyment. As of this year, a category
for moving images is not part of our annual juried show, but we hope
that with your participation we can get the management of the fair, as
well as the community in general, to understand the importance of film
as part of the local arts.
Please feel free to send me an e-mail if you may have any questions
concerning this matter. The art fair is from September 7 to the 21.
We were hoping to receive proposals ASAP for some of the staff to
preview the features.
New Mexico State Fair
CALL FOR ENTRIES - INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS OF THE AMERICAS!
Women in Film International Committee (WIFI) is accepting short film submissions for its upcoming event, "A Night to Celebrate: Short Films by Indigenous People of the Americas" being held at Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 25th, 2008. This exciting night will be sure to draw a large and diverse crowd.
Through our diverse program of short films, we look to celebrate and support the creative talents of indigenous filmmakers from across the Americas. Every filmmaker brings a unique perspective on how history has shaped the present, and what the future holds in a multinational world. The films selected, both narrative and documentary, will deepen community understanding of indigenous life, lands, and cultures.
The evening will begin with the cultural experience of Indigenous People's music, food, and dance, and will proceed with a series of short films by indigenous filmmakers. Finally, we will close with an engaging Q&A panel of the filmmakers and community leaders, encouraging audience participation and dialogue.
The film can be about any topic, but at least one member of the production team (writer, director, actor, producer, cinematographer, etc.) must be of indigenous descent. This includes all native tribes from North America to Central and South America.
Film length: Minimum 1 minute / Maximum 30 minutes
Please do not send films that are longer than 30 minutes!
DVD, Region 1 ONLY
Language: All entries must be either in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles or with supplementary printed translations will be automatically disqualified.
Deadline: All submissions must be received (not just postmarked) by September 12th, 2008
Late entries will not be accepted.
We will be notifying all accepted films by September 29th, 2008.
For more information and an application please Email NativeShortsLA@yahoo.com
or call 908-310-7141: attention Tessa Bell.
Please send films and applications to:
WIFI-IPA Shorts Night
c/o Tessa Bell
2234 Vista Del Mar Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
SANTA FE METAPHYSICAL FILM FESTIVAL – INFO & CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The First Annual Santa Fe Metaphysical Film Festival - September 18 - 21 - will be an opportunity for filmmakers and film-lovers to come together to share a journey into the world of spirit and the supernatural through the rich medium of film. The brainchild of screenwriter and Santa Fe resident Carolyn Cobelo, this four day festival will offer a showcase for talented film makers who are committed to making cutting edge films that explore cross cultural understanding and higher consciousness. It will also be a festival for film-lovers who want to step into a movie house and experience the wonders of spirit and beyond.
There will be a juried sacred art market offering paintings, sculpture, jewelry, music and clothing.
Opening and closing ceremonies will celebrate spirit through dance, ritual and music. There will be themed networking cocktail parties each evening, a Festival Gala, and an awards ceremony.
In addition, the festival will offer a spectrum of educational panels:
Spirit of Film - how to approach film from a spiritual standpoint;
Money & Magnets - how to attract new creativity to the industry;
Spotlight on the Stars - successful actors in the genre.
First Annual Santa Fe Metaphysical Film Festival
September 18-21, 2008
Scottish Rite Temple, Santa Fe, NM
Full Package: All films, Educational Seminars, Cocktail Parties, Galas, Award Ceremony - $325 All Films - $300 Individual Film Tickets - $12
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!
For more information, to volunteer and for submission details, please go to:
www.metaphysicalfilm.com or T. 505-820-6030
PROFESSIONAL GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP:
The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held in Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 15 - 17, 2008 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
The Grant Institute's Grants 101 course is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. This course is characterized by its ability to act as a thorough overview, introduction, and refresher at the same time. In this course, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process and complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether or not a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both the beginner looking for a thorough introduction and the intermediate looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. This class, simply put, is designed to get results by creating professional grant proposal writers.
Participants will become competent program planning and proposal writing professionals after successful completion of the Grants 101 course. In three active and informative days, students will be exposed to the art of successful grant writing practices, and led on a journey that ends with a masterful grant proposal.
Grants 101 consists of three (3) courses that will be completed during the three-day workshop.
(1) Fundamentals of Program Planning
(2) Professional Grant Writing
(3) Grant Research
Registration is $597.00. Tuition includes all materials and certificates.
Each student will receive:
*The Grant Institute Certificate in Professional Grant Writing
*The Grant Institute's Guide to Successful Grant Writing
*The Grant Institute Grant Writer's Workbook with sample proposals, forms, and outlines
1) On-Line - Complete the online registration form at www.thegrantinstitute.com under Register Now. We'll send your confirmation by e-mail.
2) By Phone - Call (888) 824 - 4424 to register by phone. Our friendly Program Coordinators will be happy to assist you and answer your questions.
3) By E-mail - Send an e-mail with your name, organization, and basic contact information to email@example.com and we will reserve your slot and send your Confirmation Packet.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - BIG BANG FILM FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 1 - 5, 2008
The call for submissions is now open for the 2008 Big Bang Film Festival (BBFF). BBFF is a celebration of exciting and inventive films in the Action, Adventure, Suspense and Asian Action Cinema genres. BBFF also welcomes documentary submissions featuring extreme sports and athletic events, activities and competitions which have contributed some of the most entertaining video of death defying speed, skill and daring. Each year Big Bang Film Festival showcases amazing films, some classics, some classics in the making. Every submission is posted on the BBFF Submissions Page so that all of our filmmakers can link to their listing.
We are now calling for submissions. Visit our website for more information on the festival, our submission process, special events, and opportunities to join our team!
Big Bang Film Festival
October 1-5 2008
Action, Adventure, Suspense and Asian Action Cinema.
WRITING WORKSHOP IN ITALY:
A writing workshop/retreat in Italy, October 10 - 19, 2008
InkWell, Inc. & LifeinItaly.com present a 10-day writing retreat/workshop in Bolsena, Italy, October 2008.
This workshop/retreat is for writers of all kinds - fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, and travel - at all stages of their writing careers, and offers talks by Italian and other authors including Dario Castagno and others.
InkWell, Inc. is an Albuquerque-based company providing professional writing and editing services, and professional writing seminars, to clients worldwide. LifeinItaly.com is an online community for lovers of all things Italian. For more information, contact Teresa Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. See www.inkwell-inc.biz for details, and to sign up.
CALL FOR ENTRIES – TAOSSHORTZ FILM FEST
TAOSSHORTZ FILM FEST JANUARY 10th, 2009
The Taos Shortz Film Fest is withoutadoubt the hottest festival of short films in Northern New Mexico. Finally, there is an opportunity for indie filmmakers to strut their creative stuff amidst the mountains and mesas of Taos. With thousands of film fests,why should you come to Taos? If you have to ask, you haven't been here yet.
We hope to bring to our film fest, adventures in your creativity; be it drama, satire, comedy or just plain fun! Have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard?
We accept submissions of animation, fiction, documentary, experimental and a category of "cell phone" films…
Entries about alternative building, green power or the environment are also encouraged.
After all, Taos, New Mexico is the solar capitol of the world.
Taoseños have a legendary and illustrious appreciation for the cinematic arts. Taos Shortz holds for you, a chance to see and be seen.
DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE www.taosshortz.com
FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE FILMES DE FEMMES DE CRETEIL – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Member Mary Lance sent us this information:
I thought you might want to list this call for entries from the French film festival Films des Femmes in the newsletter. It's a great festival. This year, the topic is Invisible Borders.
Thanks a lot for a great newsletter!
31e Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil et Val de Marne
13-22 mars 2009
HOW TO SUBMIT: www.filmsdefemmes.com.
THEME: "Invisible Borders"
50 VIP guests
Surprise self-portrait! a well known American actress will be our guest star
A special night featuring female cinema of gender films
Our eyes, our hearts, our memory, remember the laughter, revolts, angers, fantasies of women filmmakers worldwide that came to share and celebrate in images our 30 years of Festival.
The concept of border reacts to more subtle, more hidden, even invisible and discriminatory effects. The largest geographical border runs over 8893 km between the United States and Canada. The smallest, 3km, which separates the Vatican from the rest of Italy? But what about the invisible borders between cultures; between us and others?
Our 2009 program guideline will be political and will be articulated on a parallel between the United States of Europe and the United States of America with a 30 film program coming from both continents and a large brainstorming Forum on the impact of cultural diversity throughout cinema made by women. This section will feature images of rich intercultural communities on both continents in order to point out new borders and explore all new film styles.
A special night featuring female cinema of gender films will bring together police, fantastic and science fiction, erotic films or even vampire horror movies made by women.
The surprise Self-portrait of an American actress shows our will to invite most outstanding professional and talented personalities. Why not? Isabella Rossellini (lets cross our fingers)! Didn't she just make "porno green" film for cell phones! New: 2nd European WFFN network meeting (Women Filmmaker's International), with the special edition of a book focused on women filmmakers specificity including 30 portraits of filmmakers discovered at Creteil.
Lots of History, memory, territorial issues and you will just love it!
Come to where it makes a difference!
Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil et du Val de Marne (AFIFF)
Maison des Arts
Place Salvador Allende
94000 CRETEIL - FRANCE
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