Call for Entries: 2013 New Mexico Filmmaker’s Showcase

Free Local Showcase Open to All New Mexico Residents

Date August 2, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Author Staff


Categories Community Entertainment & Nightlife


The New Mexico Film Office announced a call for entries today for the 2013 NM Filmmakers Showcase in Albuquerque, October 25-27,2013 at the Guild Cinema (3405 Central Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106). The Showcase is an annual event featuring a vast range of creative talent of New Mexico residents from around the state. 

This year's deadline for entries is Friday, September 20th at 5:00 p.m.. Entries postmarked after this date will not be accepted. As the Guild has a limited amount of screen time, film submissions will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.   Mailed entries must be postmarked bySeptember 20. Entry forms will be available at The Guild Cinema box office and on our website here:   

Dirk Norris, manager of the New Mexico Outreach Programs said, "We are happy to be able to present the Filmmakers Showcase again this year. And for the first time we are including Webisodes as a category. This new genre is an example of new distribution models that are coming into their own." Other categories include: Drama, Documentary, Animation and Experimental films. There is no minimum run time and the maximum run time is two hours. 

A panel of local film professionals will judge the films in various categories and winning films will be traveled around the state by the New Mexico Film Office in collaboration with local theatres.  

"The New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase is a great opportunity for local filmmakers to have their projects screened for the public," said Nick Maniatis, Director of the New Mexico Film Office.

Meet the filmmakers at an opening night reception at Laru Ni Hati Café (3414 Central Avenue, NE, Albuquerque, NM  87106).  The reception will be held on Friday, October 25 from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

The Showcase is free and open to the public to attend. There is no charge to submit an entry to the Showcase. For further information, contact the NM Film Office Outreach Programs Manager, Dirk Norris at the NM Film Office: (505) 476-5671 or by emailing to

From a New Mexico Film Office press release...