Monday, March 1, 2010

NM Women in Film Hosts Award Presentation and Showcase in Honor of Ali MacGraw

Local Non-Profit Film Chapter presents 2010 Sage Award and Showcase celebrating Local Celebrity and International Women’s Month

NM Women In Film (“NMWIF”), a non-profit chapter organization dedicated to supporting women’s achievement in film and television, is hosting a tribute to fellow New Mexican and actress, Ali MacGraw, at their 2010 Sage Award presentation on Sunday, March 21st. In addition, NMWIF will also present a showcase of the best female-created films from Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI)’s annual event held in March of each year.

The New Mexico Women in Film Sage Award was created to honor a person or entity which takes professional and/or financial risks to create important film and television work dedicated to the "greater feminine," i.e. issues of social justice, environmental degradation and protection, civil rights, racism and sexism. The NMWIF chapter conducted a call for nominations in 2009 and Ali MacGraw won the board members’ vote to receive the 2010 award.

“We are very excited to honor Ali and we look forward to a wonderful event celebrating her historic role in film, as well as the best short films from our sister filmmakers around the world,” said board member and co-chair of the Sage event, Trish Lopez. “We hope that our membership and the public will join us in Santa Fe on March 21st to commemorate this special occasion!”

WHAT: NM Women in Film: Sage Award Presentation with Ali MacGraw -and- International Women’s Day Showcase 2010
WHEN: Sunday, March 21, 2010 – 6:00pm-8:30pm
WHERE: NM Film Museum (Jean Cocteau Theatre) – 418 Montezuma, Santa Fe, NM
WHO: Open to the public - $15 for non-WIF members | Free for members