Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Mexico Film Office Announces Winners of New Visions/New Mexico 2009

SANTA FE – NM Film Office Director Lisa Strout and NM Filmmakers Program Director Trish Lopez today announced the eleven winners of the 2009 New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards. Now in its fourth year, the program annually provides awards to local filmmakers to help fund their original narrative, documentary, animation and experimental films. This year's winners are listed below:

Frederick Aragon
Coyote Tales: Dark is My Light

Animation Alternate: Kate Brown, "Rosaruby Seeks and Finds"


Melinda Hess
Letter from Cloudcroft

Brian Konefsky
Secession: Gene Youngblood
Eric Maddox*
A House Divided

Kate McCunn
Books in Between

Documentary Alternate: Brent Morris, "Flamenco School"


Xuan Chen

Robert Drummond

Experimental Alternate: Ethan Bach, "Retrieving Humanity"


David Garcia
The Cuentos Project

Sydney Freeland
Drunktown's Finest

Kara Sachs*
King 4 a Day

Ewen Wright

Narrative Alternate: Mary Holyoke, "The Donor"

This year the NM Film Office is pleased to continue its relationship with Panavision, a major supplier of cameras and lenses for the film industry world-wide. They will once again provide the use of two motion picture camera packages (HD, 16 mm or 35mm) at no charge to the winners. Those names with asterisks (*) noted will each receive one of the packages.