Monday, July 6, 2009

White Sands Film Festival Call for Submissions

WSIFF Announces Call for Entries for 2010 Program

LAS CRUCES, NM -- The White Sands International Film Festival today announced a call for entries for it's 2010 program. The 6th Annual White Sands International Film Festival will take place April 15-18, 2010 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The submission period begins today and Early Bird deadline ends October 15th, 2009.


The White Sands International Film Festival 2010 is accepting feature length and short narrative films in the documentary and narrative category with particular focus on multi-cultural themes and background. Any films from any genres accepted from around the world. Please note that foreign language films should have sub-titles.

WSIFF seeks to recognize and celebrate Latino achievements in film and is accepting Narrative, Documentary features and shorts for it's Latino Showcase.

WSIFF will be showcasing films that have been made in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment! The WSIFF is accepting Narrative, Documentary features and shorts for it's New Mexico Showcase. A special Jury Award will be awarded to the best work in this category.

Filmmakers submitting in this category will be waived entry fee. Proof that at least parts of the film were shot in New Mexico MUST be included with the submission. Otherwise, the submission will be moved to another (correct) category.

MISSION: The WSIFF is dedicated to the creation of opportunities for artistic interaction and exchange among independent filmmakers, directors, producers, distributors, backers, and the filmgoing community. It is our mission to not only exhibit the best films available, but also to serve as a medium for new projects to get launched, financed and distributed. Networking opportunities at the WSIFF builds lasting connections in the unique backdrop of New Mexico.

... and to screen films that

• deal with contemporary issues
• celebrate the human spirit
• explore the Latino and or Hispanic World
• have been made in New Mexico
• combine good story telling, writing, acting and direction


Fran├žois Girard, Director "The Red Violin"; ; Alejandro Monteverde, Director, Producer, "Bella"; Arturo Ripstein, Director,"La Reina de la Noche" Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Screenwriter, "Profundo Carmesi" ; Mark Medoff, Writer, Director, "Children of A Lesser God" ; Ali Landry, Actress, "Bella" ; Jamison Jones, Actor, "He Was A Quiet Man", "24" ; Elliott Lewitt, Producer, "At Close Range"; Jordan Roberts, Director "Around the Bend"; Rick Shroeder, Actor, Producer, "Black Cloud", Rocky Lang, Producer, Writer, "White Squall", "How I Broke Into Hollywood"; Wes Studi, Actor, "Last of the Mohicans

Please visit our website for full submission information at

The White Sands International Film Festival
Las Cruces, New Mexico
April 15-18th, 2010
f. 877-345-6973