Media Arts major Christian Aguirre (Humano Productions) shot, edited, produced, and served as assistant director for Baracutanga’s “Son de la Condenada,” a music video against hate and racism. It took home the award for Best Music Video in the 2017 New Mexico Music Awards.

The video, filmed on location in and around Albuquerque and Bosque Farms, NM and Juarez, MX, takes a stand against hate and racism. It tells the story of an immigrant woman who leaves her family, belongings, and country to migrate from the South (a representation of any region/place labeled as under-developed) to the North (a representation of any region/place labeled as affluent and prosperous). For her, the journey is not about migration to another country just to find work. It is a migration to the North for adventure, knowledge, opportunity, and the kind of friendships she for which she has always longed. La Condenada finds what she is looking for as she makes her way to the United States. Unfortunately she will also discover and endure many hardships and tragedies she never would have imagined on her journey to a new life.

Basement Films awarded another NEA grant

Congratulations to Basement Films! Basement Films was awarded a grant from the NEA to support a month-long visiting artist residency to experiment with traditional film formats. In this pilot program, one resident artist will be selected from a national...

ABQ Journal Staffer and IFDM Faculty Takes Top Honor

ABQ Journal staffers take top honors in two journalism contests By Journal Staff Report Sunday, May 13th, 2018 at 12:02am ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Journal staffers were honored with six first-place awards and 10 second- and third-place finishes in...

Congratulations to our 2018 Cinematic Arts Graduates!

Julie Mowrey, chosen as the department’s Senior Prize Winner, was also awarded the overall College of Fine Arts Senior Prize, the McRae Award. Well done, Julie! From Julie’s application: “During my time as an undergraduate at UNM, I have created...

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