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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Events Tonight & This Weekend

Hi everyone…

Just a quick reminder -- events from IGDA, the NM Filmmakers Intensive at College of Santa Fe, a Cinnafilm Open House with Lance Maurer, and Friends of Film and Video Arts Holiday Gathering...

Game Developers Unite! at the 2nd Rio Grande IGDA Chapter meeting in Albuquerque.  More info at: (but it's at Sauce/Raw in Albuquerque, from 6-8PM)


Saturday, November 17 10:00 AM - Garson Communications Center - Studio One.
NM Filmmakers Intensive - Free Open House
Join the New Mexico Filmmakers Intensive (NMFI) for an open house on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Garson Communications Center, Studio One.
Learn more about our post-graduate professional filmmaking program. Take your filmmaking ambitions from zero to sixty in eight months.
•    Small classes, hands-on workshops
•    Full-time curriculum taught by industry professionals
•    Up to $10K budgets provided for approved NMFI films
•    Screenwriters complete a feature-length screenplay
•    State-of-the-art equipment & facilities
•    Visiting Hollywood Filmmakers

New Mexico residents are eligible for tuition assistance. Limited enrollment -- apply now! RSVP to or 505/473-6400.
For more information, visit

Cinnafilm is hosting a holiday mixer/networking social for film, art, and media folks this Saturday at my studio from 5-8pm.  The studio is located at 600 Central SE, suite 229 upstairs from the Grove Cafe just 2 block west of the highway (please park in the west lot).  We will be serving some food and beverages (please don't drink and drive), and will probably be screening some random short films as well.  I apologize if some of you are receiving this notice for the second time - if you have already RSVP'd there is no need to do so again.  If you are interested in attending, please email an RSVP headcount by this Wednesday to
Have a safe and blessed holiday season.
Lance Maurer
CEO, Cinnafilm, Inc.
(505) 463-8891

Join Friends of Film, Video and Arts
"The Art of Storytelling in Documentaries" and celebrating our 2nd anniversary

This Sunday December 16 at Harwood Art Center
1114 Seventh St NW, ABQ (near Old Town at Mountain and Seventh)
3pm Social
3:30-6pm Screening "The Art of Storytelling in Documentaries", Q and A with filmmakers who were both behind and in front of the camera, and Holiday Anniversary party.

Members Free
non-Members & Guests $5-10 donations welcome, at the door

Documentary Description:
A good movie, whether documentary or narrative, has a compelling story, well told.  "The Art of Storytelling in Documentaries" reveals the secrets!  Six New Mexico professional filmmakers and screenwriters share why they tell stories, how they know when they've got a good story, how they find the storyteller within the movie, and the structure of storytelling in movies. 
Friends of Film, Video and Arts, Executive Producer
Rebecca Jo Dakota, Producer
Brad Stoddard, Co-Producer and Editor

For more info: 505-897-2101 or email
Friends of Film, Video and Arts
is a non-profit, member driven organization of independent filmmakers
working together as peers to make quality films while enhancing our individual education, work experience,
trade relationship, and overall satisfaction with the film industry in New Mexico.

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