Tickets to Short Film Fest Directly Benefit Local Filmmaking
Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 30th, 2014 — Charlie Gravina, Organizer for Filmstock New Mexico, and James A Lee, the festival Director, announced that a portion of all tickets sales from Filmstock New Mexico this September will go to benefit the New Mexico Film Foundation.
50% of all ticket revenues to the New Mexico Actor’s Showcase, a live event which spotlights local talent in independent cinema, as well as 50% of Festival Passes (available at kimotickets.com for $40) will go directly to the New Mexico Film Foundation. Portions of ticket revenues from all other Filmstock New Mexico short film blocks will also benefit the Foundation in its effort to bring attention to the independent film industry in New Mexico and provide educational opportunities to filmmakers and the public alike.
“We are excited for an opportunity to give back to the New Mexico film community,” said James, the festival director, “Dirk Norris and the New Mexico Film Foundation have been instrumental in helping us expand our programming and showcase local talent. We’re excited to be a part of the New Mexico Film Foundation’s cause, and we’re excited to be contributors to the local community!”
“Partnering with the NMFF this year adds the local spice and flavor that we New Mexicans love on everything we consume,” said Charlie, the Filmstock New Mexico Organizer, “I couldn't be happier that James was all 'Yes, yes, yes, and of course, yes!' and has been great again helping us round out a breathtaking show."
ABOUT THE FILMSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
Filmstock New Mexico, taking place September 5th-6th at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, and September 7th at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, is the first stop of the year for the Filmstock Film Festival, and will be presenting award-winning films from Filmstock Arizona, Utah and Colorado, as well as fresh Official Selections of amazing short films from New Mexico, USA and world-wide filmmakers!
Audience members will have the opportunity to vote on the best film, and help be part of the process that advances films from Filmstock New Mexico to Filmstock Colorado, Utah and Arizona!
Founded in 2009 by local Arizonan filmmakers, Filmstock has grown from a local one-night event in Tempe to an 11 day endeavor spanning the Four Corners states.
ABOUT THE NEW MEXICO ACTOR’S SHOWCASE
The New Mexico Actor’s Showcase is brought to you in partnership with the New Mexico Film Foundation, and gives audience members the opportunity to see local NM talent and what they have to do off-camera! This helps give exposure to the local New Mexico talent, and gives the audience a new experience at a film festival!
Watch live actors perform on-stage! 20 talented individuals will perform stunning monologues for the panel of judges, as well as for the audience's enjoyment and votes! Vote for your favorite performer as you watch the carefully crafted routines, giving you a glimpse into what actors have to do to audition and make it to the films you enjoy!