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:
Coyote Tales: Dark is My Light
Animation Alternate: Kate Brown, "Rosaruby Seeks and Finds"
Letter from Cloudcroft
Secession: Gene Youngblood
A House Divided
Books in Between
Documentary Alternate: Brent Morris, "Flamenco School"
Experimental Alternate: Ethan Bach, "Retrieving Humanity"
The Cuentos Project
King 4 a Day
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.