Congratulations to the winners of the New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase!

May 19, 5pm – 9:30pm Networking Event and Awards Ceremony, National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102). The winning films will be screened in November at the New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference.

This year’s finalists are:

Comedy Category:

Canned Soup, Laura Gayarre-Acacio

Diva’s Perfect Posse Ep. 1.1 Perfect Pumps, Christina Gopal

Dog Bachelor, Jamie Merideth

The Backroom, Albert Fry Jr

The Love That Would Not Die 2, Devon Ludlow

Documentary Category:

How We See Them, Jesse Fisher

Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco, Shebana Coelho

Parade of Dreams, Gabe Gillette

The Mayors of Shiprock, Ramona Emerson

Wonderful Ed a Santa Fe Story, Mark Shepherd

Drama Category:

Agnosia, Christopher Horn

Chasing Sunset, Robert Posey

Pareidolia, Erick Castillo

Pieces of a Dream, Carolyn Smith

Undying, Dominique Mazire

Horror Category:

18 Minutes Of A Film That Refuses To Exist, Christian Lemons

The 7 Doors, Alex Gianopoulos

The Entrada, Mark Lewis

The Hitchhiker, Aaron Lopez

Music Video Category:

Medicine, Ted Bolton

Ruse Of Fools – Happy Song, Sherwin Lau

Memoryy – Not Over You, Shaun Hettinger

NM Roadtrip, Lizette Casas

Vanish. Abyss, Dusty Deen

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Category:

Apothecary’s Cage, Jake Extine

Flux, James Perkins

Of Stars & Magic, Trevor Rogers

Shift, Jac Roberts

Saturn Return, Evan Curtis

Student Category:

Bruises, Kel Cruz

Casuist, LeRoy Grafe

Pure Democracy, Samuel Smith-Boyle

Shovel and Gore, Kristen Saiz

The Next Page, Addison Fulton

This year’s Filmmakers will be competing for the following awards:

Best in Show—the highest scoring film in all categories, the winner will receive a $250 cash prize from New Mexico Film Foundation and a $200 gift certificate to use on expendables from Cinelease.

Audience Award—all films will be added to our Submittable Online Gallery for your friends and fans to vote for their favorite films.

Wild Card—the highest scoring film based off the judges scores after the finalists

Best in Category: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Horror, Music Video, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Student

http://nmfilm.com/nm-filmmakers-showcase.aspx

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