Sunday, June 6, 2010

Albuquerque Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions!

ABQ Film Fest is currently accepting submissions for AFF 2010, which will take place August 26-29, 2010.

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This year we will host American Auteur Monte Hellman, with a retrospective of his work and several Q&A’s following the screenings. He’s often sighted as an influence by many well known directors and has worked with Jack Nicholson, Roger Corman and Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino has always admired Hellman’s work and originally asked him to direct Reservoir Dogs which Hellman eventually signed on as Executive Producer. Long revered in Europe, Hellman is rumored to be up for an award of his latest film “Road to Nowhere” (which he shot using the Canon 5D Mark II) at the Venice Film Festival but we will have him here in Albuquerque first.

Michael Weise, of MWP, the leading publisher of film related books will also be at the festival conducting film workshops with some of his leading authors. We will also hold a Filmmaker’s Boot Camp to cover the nuts and bolts approach to understanding how to use the latest technology to make your film even if you don’t have that millionaire uncle waiting to invest.

Graham Elwood of will host live podcasts from AFF. With a host of comedian friends and filmmakers, you never know who might so up. Graham came to Albuquerque this past October with comedian Doug Benson (Super High Me) to a packed UNM auditorium. Graham and friends will also host this year’s award ceremony to be held at official hotel sponsor Hotel Andaluz.

We are working hard to bring you an incredible film festival this August 25-29, 2010 with screenings held at the Kimo, Guild, Lobo and several other spots along historic Route 66. Stay tuned for further updates and announcements as we take this year’s festival to new heights!"

Narrative Features and Narrative Documentaries:

Early Deadline: May 31. Fee = $30
Regular Deadline: June 30. Fee = $40
Late Deadline: July 15. Fee = $50

Short Features and Short Documentaries and Other (Music Videos, Spec Commercials, Multimedia)

Early Deadline: May 31. Fee = $15
Regular Deadline: June 30. Fee = $20
Late Deadline: July 15. Fee = $25

Questions? Email our Festival Programmer:

Click here to submit your film.