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:
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
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
Agnosia, Christopher Horn
Chasing Sunset, Robert Posey
Pareidolia, Erick Castillo
Pieces of a Dream, Carolyn Smith
Undying, Dominique Mazire
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
Apothecary’s Cage, Jake Extine
Flux, James Perkins
Of Stars & Magic, Trevor Rogers
Shift, Jac Roberts
Saturn Return, Evan Curtis
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
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- All students must be admitted to the University, whether as an incoming freshman, transfer student, or non-degree student. Apply online through the Admissions Department at UNM.
- You must also apply to the College of Fine Arts as a pre-major or a major.
- In addition IFDM majors must apply to become a major. There is no separate application for Media Arts majors.