News and Events

News and upcoming events from the Department of Cinematic Arts

The Cherry Reel Film Festival

The 2018 Cherry Reel Student Film Festival is this weekend December 1st starting at 7 pm! We just wanted to highlight a few things before Saturday. The festival will take place in the SUB theater. The event will be a $5 entrance fee, cash only. A reception...

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Another Win for Cinematic Arts faculty Roberto Rosales

Journal staffers garner 10 first-place awards in NMPA competition Albuquerque Journal staffers were honored with 10 first-place awards, taking top spots in such categories as public service, breaking news, columns, editorials, photo series, sports photo...

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Blizzard Entertainment Virtual Talk

Blizzard Entertainment World of Warcraft team will give a virtual talk about the art/culture they create. Followed by Q&A and announcement of student art contest. Date: Thursday, October 27, 2018 Time: 3pm-4pm Location: Mesa del Sol Theatre (5700B...

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Zap Screening with Deborah Fort

Zap, a documentary film by Deborah Fort, explores the lifelong artistic passion and boundless curiosity of Ruth Zaporah, founder, performer and teacher of Action Theater.

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Inmates find solace in writing program

Cinematic Art's IFDM Program Manager, Diahndra Grill, featured alongside collaborating artists who are incarcerated. Her work is through the non-profit JustWrite, co-founded by Carlos Contreras and Diahndra....

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Making movie magic, like a girl

UNM alum Carol Payne champions women in visual effects By Elizabeth Dwyer August 14, 2018 Children’s rights activist Marian Wright Edelman once intoned that when it comes to representation and inspiring young people, “you can’t be what you can’t see.”...

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Peter Lisignoli wins UNM Lecturer of the Year

Cinematic Arts faculty Peter Lisignoli is one of three lecturers at UNM who received the Lecture of the Year award.  A special Awards Ceremony was held on May 3rd in the UNM SUB. All students must be admitted to the University,...

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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...

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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...

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