When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Presented by Future Voices of New Mexico, in partnership with The Lensic, SWAIA, and the National Museum of the American Indian
General Admission: Free
Future Voices of New Mexico is proud to present this year’s selection of short films produced by Native American youth for the third annual Native Youth Film & Video Festival on August 16. The event is free and open to the public and is held in partnership with The Lensic, the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts, and the National Museum of the American Indian Native Cinema Showcase.
Twelve films have been selected for the film festival, which will take place at the New Mexico History Museum Theater, 113 Lincoln Avenue, during the 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market weekend of events. Following the 65-minute screening, there will be a question-and-answer panel with filmmakers.
Native American filmmakers under the age of 23 were invited to submit films—categories included documentaries, action films, and narratives—no longer than 10 minutes in length. Future Voices of New Mexico received 28 entries this year from youth representing Native groups all over North America, including the Navajo, Ak-Chin (Arizona), Canadian First Nations, Ojibwe (United States and Canada), and New Mexico pueblos.
Of the 12 films selected for the festival, 10 were produced by filmmakers under the age of 17 and two were produced by filmmakers ages 18 to 23.
Some of the films that will be shown during the festival include:
Our Anishinaabe Dream
People of Water
Little Girls War Cry
About Future Voices of New Mexico
Initiated in 2007, Future Voices of New Mexico provides hands-on instruction in photography and filmmaking to middle and high school students. Last school year, 355 students from 12 New Mexico schools participated in the program.
Teachers, professional filmmakers, and photographers work with students on projects throughout the school year. In addition to sponsoring the annual Native Youth Film & Video Festival, Future Voices of New Mexico sponsors an annual awards ceremony each spring for New Mexico middle and high school student filmmakers and photographers.
The 3rd Annual Native Youth Film & Video Festival, presented by Future Voices of New Mexico in collaboration with The Lensic, SWAIA, and NMAI.
Date: August 16, 2013
Time: 5 to 6:30 pm
Place: New Mexico History Museum Theater, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Price: FREE and open to the public
Press Contact: Dianna Delling, Director of Communications, at 505-988-7050 ext. 1211 or email@example.com
Erika Davila, Communications Associate, 505-988-7050 ext. 1220.
About the Lensic Performing Arts Center
The nonprofit, member-supported Lensic Performing Arts Center hosts more than 200 events year-round, from theater, music, and dance performances to spoken word events, films, and lectures. Through our Lensic Presents series, performing arts education programs, and community sponsorships, The Lensic is a major partner and supporter of Santa Fe’s nonprofits, arts organizations, and schools. We own and maintain the historic Lensic Theater, a 1931 cultural landmark, and operate Tickets Santa Fe, the city’s community box office. For more information about our presentations and programs, visit www.lensic.org.