Monday, January 4, 2010

Call for Submissions!

Friends of Film, Video and Arts
announces its CALL for SUBMISSIONS for their
Third Annual Filmmaker Showcase
to be held Friday March 5, 2010
“LOL Friends of Film Funny Film Fest ”

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.” - Victor Borge

(New Mexico) Friends of Film, Video and Arts, (FoFVA) a N.M. non-profit under Harwood Art Center, announces its call for submissions for short , LOL flicks varying in length from 1 to 15 minutes for its Third Annual Filmmaker Showcase aptly named LOL Friends of Film Funny Film Fest. (Try saying that ten times while on Ambien!) Deadline to submit: Wednesday February 3, 2010.

FOFVA encourages everyone, of all ages, filmmakers and non -filmmakers alike, to submit a funny film. The categories are: 1-3 minutes, 4-7 minutes, and 7-15 minutes (including credits.) Send one you've already produced, or use a cell phone or borrow a camera. Surprise us with a good story that makes an audience laugh out loud.

FoFVA wants to hear audiences laugh. In a day and age where negativity can rule our newspapers and airwaves - and affect our attitudes - Friends of Film, Video and Arts has decided enough. THIS IS A LAUGHING MATTER! We conspire to bring laughing, that belly ache laugh when you are delightfully caught off guard and the whole audience guffaws together. Not tittering uncomfortably at someone else's expense, but happily, merrily together. Shoulder chips begone.

Your funny flick could screen at FoFVA's Filmmaker Showcase to be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 from 6pm to 9pm at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd., NE, in their beautiful 600-seat theater. Tell friends. Tickets $10-$15 at the door.

We want funny, full of laughs, true wit type of flicks where you are delightfully surprised by a clever turn of phrase, or situation. Humor that lifts us up. We're going for kinder humor, where everyone laughs together.

If your dvd submission has us rolling in the aisles, or at least nearby, you will get:
 Your film seen on the big screen in a beautiful 600 seat theater
 2 complementary tickets to the event
 A display table for your promotional materials
 To be part of a lively Q and A with the audience

“We want your Shorts, not your trousers.” --Anonymous...thank goodness.

Submissions must be received no later than 5pm Wednesday February 3, 2010 mailed or hand-delivered to: Taking Care of Business, 428 Louisiana Blvd SE #A3, Albuquerque, NM 87108 Tag: LOL FFFF

Submission form and tech requirements will be available for download at by January 8th

Contact: Anne Stirling, 505-897.2101