Tuesday, August 31, 2010

[MISP] New Visions 2010 - Call for Submissions!

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From the NM Filmmakers Program: 

Greetings NM Filmmakers!

I am pleased to announce the call for submissions for our 5th annual New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards. 

The NM Filmmakers Program at the State Film Office provides this funding opportunity to independent filmmakers around the state through the support of Governor Richardson and the NM legislature.  This year, we will provide a total of $100,000 toward the projects of our winning local filmmakers.  Each applicant can apply for up to $20,000 for their original short, television or feature, animation, narrative, documentary or experimental project.  New Visions' funding can be used towards research and development, production or post production on your film.  In exchange for this funding, each winner must provide some type of professional service to the state as part of their contract (i.e. free training workshops, internships, presentations, lectures, filmmakers' screenings, etc.).  Once again, we'll be conducting free informational seminars on how to prepare your New Visions proposal, open to all New Mexicans, beginning this week.  All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend*:


This Thursday, September 2nd – 12:00-1:30pm | ALBUQUERQUE: UNM Arts Lab


Saturday, September 11th – 10:00-11:30am | SANTA FE: Center for Contemporary Arts Theatre


Wednesday, September 15th – 5:30pm | FARMINGTON: San Juan College (via Skype)


*Additional New Visions seminars (via Skype) will take place in Roswell, Las Cruces and Grants – to be announced soon!


Space is limited for the Albuquerque and Santa Fe seminars, so please reserve a seat for either session by e-mailing nm.filmmakers@state.nm.us or calling (505) 476-5604.  Applications can be printed online at www.nmfilm.com or picked up in person at the NM Film Office at 418 Montezuma Avenue, Santa Fe, NM. 


PLEASE NOTE: The application postmark deadline is Friday, October 8th.  The NM Film Office will not accept hand-delivered, faxed or e-mailed applications this year.


See our website fore more details or call/e-mail us with any questions: (505) 476-5611 / nm.filmmakers@state.nm.us.  This year's New Visions' winners will be announced on December 6th with contract work beginning in 2011. 


Good luck!



Trish Lopez

NM Filmmakers Program Director

New Mexico Film Office

(505) 476-5611 | trish@nmfilm.com | www.nmfilm.com

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