The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents its sixth annual event October 15th-19th, 2014 in downtown Santa Fe. The beloved Shirley MacLaine will receive SFIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award and introduce the film Elsa & Fred at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Sat. Oct. 18th at 6:30 pm.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.
Shirley MacLaine, a veteran in American film, television and theater has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress four times for her roles inThe Apartment, Irma la Douce, Terms of Endearment andMadame Sousatzka. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her iconic role in Terms of Endearment. MacLaine has since been honored with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998 and in 2012, she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the most honorable praise given in the film industry.
The Awards Ceremony will be followed by Shirley MacLaine’s newest film Elsa & Fred. Elsa & Fred is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in ‘La Dolce Vita’ at the Fontana di Trevi. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends up meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left is precious and that he should enjoy it. Fred surrenders to Elsa’s bold, beautiful madness and learns how to live again. After learning about Elsa’s terminal illness, he decides to take her to Rome and reenact the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi. Co-starring Christopher Plummer and George Segal.
Embracing Santa Fe’s reputation as a city with great theaters, the festival features the hottest selections of international and American independent films at each of the art house theaters in Santa Fe including the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Center for Contemporary Arts, Jean Cocteau Cinema, and The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. The festival also features over 100 films, educational panels, Master’s discussions, and five nights of parties at the hottest downtown venues in Santa Fe.
PAID CANVASSING POSITIONS AVAILABLE
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OPEN CASTING CALL for BOYS AGES 8 – 11 ALL ETHNICITIES for MAJOR FEATURE FILM
NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS ONLY PLEASE
This is a speaking role paid at SAG scale, so acting ability required.*
This boy is a member of a quintet of smart-alecky boys who live in a poverty-stricken trailer park.
OPEN CASTING CALL DATE:
Friday, May 9, 2014
OPEN CASTING CALL TIME:
3:00pm – 5:00pm
*Please email to receive sides (scenes from the script
which will contain the lines you will have to read) ahead of time: info[at]midthundercasting.com
OPEN CALL LOCATION:
The Film School @ Garson Studios
Santa Fe University of Art & Design 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
From the main entrance off of St. Michael’s Drive, follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs.
You’ll see a building with silver letters, “THE FILM SCHOOL.”
Enter the building and Midthunder Casting is the first office on your right.
Building #15 on Campus Map “Garson Communications”.
Santa Fe Harley Davidson is seeking representatives to conduct promotions for events in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas. This part time position is ideal for attractive, outgoing young men and women who are looking for an interesting, challenging position within the event and retail scene, that will allow them to have fun and give them promotional/modeling experience.
Most events are held during weekends and some night events may apply.
Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and must include a resume, references and comp card/recent photo. Only email submissions will be considered.
Position Requirements: Must have the flexibility to work 10 – 20 hours of daytime and/or evening availability over 2 – 3 days per month. A clean, neat appearance and outgoing personality with excellent verbal and people skills, is required.
Must have reliable transportation – MUST be at least 21 years old. Must have a great attitude!
If you or anyone you know have the look to pull of a photo double for either of these actors please send in your photo, first and last name, your age, height and weight to robertbaxtercasting[at]gmail.com ASAP.
Title your email, “Manhattan Photo Double for 3/29″.
From the main entrance off of St. Michael’s Drive, follow the “Robert Redford/Milagro” signs. You’ll see a building with silver letters, “THE FILM SCHOOL.” Enter the building and Midthunder Casting is the first office on your right
Building #15 on Campus Map “Garson Communications”: http://www.santafeuniversity.edu/About/VisitUs/CampusMap.aspx
1) Recent photo(s) no larger than 2 MB
2) Full name
4) Native American tribal affiliation
6) Your level of training/ability in horseback riding, bareback riding, stunts and simulated combat/weaponry
7) City and state where you reside
8) Phone number
Midthunder Casting is seeking FRESH FACES AND TALENT for multiple commercials shooting in New Mexico.
All types. All ages. All ethnicities.
Athletic types (tennis players, kick-boxers, basketball players)
Adventurous families (roller coasters, anyone?!)
Interesting faces and dynamic personalities
Anyone with a desire to be in front of the camera!
No experience necessary. Nonunion. Bring the whole family!
Please attend one of our open calls Saturday, March 1, 2014.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Best Western Rio Grande Inn 1015 Rio Grande NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
(corner of I-40/Rio Grande)
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm
Midthunder Casting offices
The Film School @ Santa Fe University of Art & Design
Room #101 1600 St. Michael’s Drive
Santa Fe, New Mexico
(near The Screen movie theatre)
On Saturday December 7, as a part of the three day New Mexico Film Industry Tune-up, local talent is invited to participate in the first NEW MEXICO SIZZLE REEL shoot in Santa Fe, New Mexico!
“Who travels to the biggest film festivals in the country? Who stands out as the face of New Mexico talent to global filmmakers? YOU DO…or at least you WILL.
Be a part of the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel” and be showcased around the country and all over the world [via the web] for your part in the state’s great film industry.”
To be featured: Come to Saturday’s event in your own select wardrobe and have a 30 sec monologue prepared. You will be film prepped, put through hair and makeup, lit and shot to be featured in the first “New Mexico Sizzle Reel”, which will be taken to the next Sundance Film Festival, SXSW and distributed to top indie producers all around the country over the next calendar year. Both SAG-AFTRA and non-union talent welcome.
In addition to a top tier casting agent panel, FREE head shots and 30 sec. promo production, prominent state legislators will be on hand at the FREE legislative brunch. The working lunch will host true experts on state production funding. Actual film industry buyers, the people who spend movie millions, will be in attendance to network with your local film related businesses and services. All of this & more at your disposal – for free!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013 Santa Fe Music Alliance celebration of music in film with bands Sol Fire, To Build A Fire, and DJ’s Bacon and Feathericci from Numbtron ($10 entry, includes food & drink).
SATURDAY DECEMBER 7, 2013
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Meet and Greet and chat with the people who make buying decisions for major motion pictures. – How your business can do more business with the film business.
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Working Lunch Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Office.
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Demonstration
Panavision will be demonstrating their newly launched Primo V series lenses.
2:00 PM – 8PM Head Shots
Get your headshot taken for extras casting agents
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM Panel
Casting Session Number One “SO YOU WANNA BE IN MOVIES”
Panelist: Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Elizabeth Gabel, Lorrie Latham
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Panel
Casting Session Number Two “LIGHT YOUR ACTING CAREER ON FIRE”
Panelist: Kerry Barden, CSA, Angelique Midthunder, CSA, Tamara Decker.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Awards Ceremony – Shoot Santa Fe trailer contest grand prize winner to be announced
Celebration and DJ
SUNDAY DECEMBER 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Brunch & Panel
2014 Legislative Session Filmmakers Brunch and panel. Law makers discuss the Power of Persuasion and the next 5 years of legislation for film.
Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry for a three-day event putting New Mexican ﬁlmmakers, budding actors and businesses wanting to serve the industry before decision casting agents, production leaders and buyers.
The three-day event includes a full day of panels and open forums to introduce businesses and individuals to New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry decision makers.
WHEN: FRIDAY DEC 6 – SUNDAY DEC 8
WHERE: Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd.
WHAT: Panels and business connections, cast and crew advisement (Full Agenda included below)
The weekend will begin December 6 with a celebration of music through the Santa Fe Music Alliance. Band’s to perform are To Build a Fiee, Sol Fire, and Numbtron (electronic side band with members of the D Numbers.) There will also be a rafﬂe of a music video shoot valued at $5,000 launching at the event courtesy of the Santa Fe Music Alliance.
December 7 Segments include “How to break into show business” for prospective actors and extras, “How to advance your acting career” for those with previous experience and open casting calls for both groups.
“Native New Mexicans are making a living wage in productions across the state,” says Jon Hendry, business agent for IATSE 480, a union of ﬁlm industry workers. “Everyone from Deming to Downtown Santa Fe has benefited from new business and new jobs ﬁlm has created in New Mexico. The programs in this weekend are opening up even more opportunities for all of us.”
In addition, production buyers will be on hand to meet New Mexico business leaders looking to promote or expand their business with the industry. All businesses are welcome.
For more information contact Nani 505-988-7414 x102
Educational forums and discussions are also planned in conjunction with the State Film Ofﬁce to explain New Mexico’s ﬁlm industry incentive programs and the production rebate system. Tobi Ives, Senior Manager of Production, and Rochelle Bussey, Workforce Development Programs Manager, will discuss incentives and resources available through the New Mexico State Film Ofﬁce the afternoon of December 7. New Mexico has over ten years of experience as an incentive state and offers a competitive Refundable Film Production Tax Credit. In addition, New Mexico has been a leader in crew, vendor and infrastructure growth including the Film Crew Advancement Program which provides career opportunities to resident crew and reimbursements of qualifying residents’ wages to productions. Join us at the luncheon to ask questions and understand these resources available to the industry.
The day will ﬁnish with the announcement of the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project winner, who will win a prize package worth 25k of industry products and cash to turn their 60-90 second trailer submission into a pilot. Submission cut off date is December 1. Details at santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
December 8 with complete the weekend with a Brunch & Panel to discuss topics for the 2014 Legislative Session. Lawmakers will cover topics including Achievable Goals, Power of Persuasion, and The next years of legislation for ﬁlm.
All proceeds beneﬁt the Santa Fe Film Festival, a non proﬁt organization.
Get Involved! Be a part of the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival, happening May 1-4, 2014 – currently gathering Volunteers, Sponsors, and Presenters. Contact SFFF to get involved, info@santafeﬁlmfestival.com.
Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director) 505-988-7414 x102
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is pleased to present the Red Carpet Gala screening of the New Mexico-made film SWEETWATER on Friday October 18th, 7pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Writers and directors Logan and Noah Miller will be in attendance to introduce the picture and follow with Q&A. Sweet Vengeance is set against the magnificent New Mexico country side, directed by the Miller Brothers create a wonderful stylistic western starring January Jones and Ed Harris. In the late 1800’s, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones) tries to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs) her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris). Special private reception at Pippin Contemporary at 5 pm featuring the music of Nacha Mendez. Red Carpet Gala event starts at 6:30pm at Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets on sale now for all events www.ticketsantafe.org or call 505-988-1234.
Join Santa Fe independent Film Festival extravaganza with a Red Carpet event provided by IATSE local 480. After-party to follow at Kristin Johnson Fine Art with GROUPIES exhibition photos by Baron Wolman. Come Dressed as a groupies. The night ends with a dance-party at Rouge Cat.
Friday October 18th at 10:45 am SFIFF will feature the Tribeca Film Festival hit BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, a spirited bluegrass soundtrack accompanies the turbulent relationship of Didier, a banjo-playing atheist, and Elise, a singing tattoo-artist with her own spirituality. When tragedy strikes, their love and beliefs are put to the test. A bluegrass band will play after the screening at CCA.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Mission Statement
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico by showcasing the latest talent in independent films both local and global.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival:
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) McDowell Construction, Premier Distributing Company, Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Fine Art & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios; (community sponsors) Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort, Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, EZTV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila,, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restaurant, Tanti Luce 221, Santa Fe Spirits.
Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project. Partially funded by 1% Lodgers Tax.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces a special evening with John Waters will be the highlight of the 2013 fest on Saturday, October 19th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. The main event of the evening will be John Waters LIVE. In his newest one-man-show “This Filthy World”, John Waters (HAIRSPRAY, CRYBABY) highlights his impressive film career and perverse taste. The living independent film legend who William Burroughs dubbed “The Pope of Trash,” will follow his show with a book signing of his latest title ROLE MODELS. This is John Waters first performance in Santa Fe. The evening is topped with Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s popular V.I.P Party hosted by Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers at the San Francisco Bar & Grill just down San Francisco Street near the Plaza.
Tickets for John Waters LIVE “This Filfthy World” range from $18 to $58 and are available at ticketsantafe.org or call #505-988-1234 on Monday September 16th.
“No filmmaker embodies the independent spirit and honesty the way that the great John Waters. He is a true independent spirit and we are extremely honored to have him at the festival.” said Jacques Paisner, Executive Director and Co- founder.
John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the 1950s, obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his counter-culture friends as his cast, Waters began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-’60s. By the early 1970s, he was making features, breaking into world-wide notoriety with PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) – a bold exercise in ultra-bad taste. Waters successfully crossed over to Hollywood with HAIRSPRAY(1988). Waters continues to create daring independent films today. His films HAIRSPRAY was turned into the eight time Tony award-winning Broadway musical.
An Evening with John Waters is part of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Baltimore Program. Other films include: I AM DIVINE and 12 O’CLOCK BOYS.
I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved – as a serious artist and an immortal star.
12 O’CLOCK BOYS, Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public.
Special tickets for a private intimate dinner party with John Waters preceding his show go on sale for $500 each, on a first come, first serve basis, includes reserved seating. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 16th, please visit ticketsantafe.org or call 505.988.1234.
The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 with the Oscar nominee John Sayles’s thriller GO FOR SISTERS introduced by co-star and actor Yolanda Ross (TREME, SPECTOR) and come to a rest on Sunday October 20, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is the hot, fast-growing film festival where innovative filmmakers have a place to screen their films to the diverse audiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the annual 5 day film fest the third week in October, now in its 5th year, and, at special events throughout the year.
Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Gallery & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios; (community sponsors) Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, EZ TV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restuarnt, Tanti Luce, Santa Fe Spirits.
Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project.
HUGE NON-UNION OPEN CALL – NM RESIDENTS ONLY *NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
CASTING REAL PEOPLE
FOR A NEW MEXICO HEALTH SERVICES TV COMMERCIAL
*Looking for NEW MEXICO real people newborn to great Grandparents
*No acting experience needed, seeking non-union “real” people, all ages
*Native American, Hispanic, African American, Asian, Caucasian
*We need the ‘look of New Mexico’
*If chosen, shoots 1 day between 9-19 & 9-23
*PAY IS $400.00 for the days work.
Bring your entire family, children, elders and everyone in between!
WHEN: TUESDAY, 9-10-2013, 2-6PM
WHERE: NATIVO LODGE, SABINA ROOM
6000 Pan American FWY, Alb., NM 87109
WHEN: THURSDAY, 9-12-2013, 2-6pm
WHERE: INN AT SANTA FE, KACHINA ROOM
8376 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507
WHEN: FRIDAY, 9-13-2013, 1-6PM
WHERE: KACHINA LODGE, SUNDANCE ROOM
413 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571
Industry heavy weight publication, MovieMaker Magazine is on the hunt for the COOLEST Film Festivals in the country. And if there’s one thing New Mexico’s famed “City Different” is most renowned for…it’s COOL! Couple that with the crazy talent and passion of the capitol city’s film and overall arts communities and we have a WINNER!
Santa Fe Independent Film Fest is in the running for Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Fests. Every year Moviemaker Magazine announces the top 25 coolest film festivals around. This year they have opened up the voting to festival goers. Thanks to your support Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is one of 80 film fests on the shortlist. Now we need your help to win our pool #10. Vote for Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and tell the world how cool our festival and city really are. Please vote today, voting ends on Monday July 8th. Vote here! It’s so easy!
From Moviemaker’s Lara Conocino, “You’re probably aware that every fall, for the better part of a decade, we’ve published a list of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals”-the sister list to our “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” After a lot of debate and consideration, we decided to kick the “Coolest” list up a notch this year and let our readers nominate and vote on their favorite film festivals.”
Please vote for Santa Fe Independent Film Festival!
Don’t forget to attend Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and Santa Fe Rep present The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Railyard Park with live shadow cast. Movie starts at 8 p.m. after party at Rouge Cat start at 10pm.
The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 and come to a rest on Sunday October 21, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and expository workshops.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is geared towards giving creative filmmakers a place to screen their film in Santa Fe, NM. SFIFF invites filmmakers from around the world to screen their innovative work to the diverse audience of Santa Fe, NM.
Robert Baxter is currently holding an online casting call for Native American “Background” talent for several scenes shooting Friday June 21st, Monday June 24th, Tuesday June 25th and Wednesday June 26th (2013).
Buffalo in the Room is a comedy series project featuring Native Americans.
Two non-union open casting calls for several roles in Buffalo in the Room will be held, on April 5th and April 6th, 2013. Auditions are open to anyone interested in acting. Experience is not required. Actors outside of New Mexico who cannot make it to the auditions can email (below) to submit a video audition.
Buffalo in the Room is a series sitcom with an expected run of 15 episodes, that primarily features Native Americans and the often comedic expectations and stereotypes when dealing with the entertainment industry.
Shooting will begin in mid-late April in New Mexico. The pilot is being pitched to broadcast TV networks, and will initially commence as a web series.
Executive producer Brian Vallie created and co-wrote Buffalo in the Room along with Brian Young, a Yale graduate filmmaker and actor for a predominantly Native cast and crew. Vallie worked as a talent agent for New Mexico’s biggest talent agency while in college which
prompted writing Buffalo in the Room. Vallie wanted to see more Native productions with comedy, so he wrote a lighthearted comedy sitcom based on actual characters and events.
The series will be directed by Allistair McCray who has been involved in the film industry for many years. “I’m excited to be working with Native writers and cast. I believe there are undiscovered talent out there and we want to give them a chance. Buffalo in the Room is a production that can give them that chance, both cast and crew,” said director and producer, Allistair McCray.
Most roles require Native ethnicity, but there will also be several other roles requiring nonnatives.