MVFS conducts short film contest in April

March 31, 2011

The Mesilla Valley Film Society will be conducting its second short film contest from April 1- April 30, patient 2011.  Similar to last year’s competition when filmmakers were asked to make a short film that asked theatre patrons to turn off their cell phones before the film screening, ambulance this contest will have two subjects to use for filmmakers to continue on their road to an Academy Award…

–Choose a subject….1) Interview a Mesilla Valley Film Society volunteer (s) to find out why he or she volunteers at the theatre and the rewards of same….OR 2) make a film that trumpets the benefits of membership to the Mesilla Valley Film Society.


1.  Your film must be less than 3 minutes in length

2.  Acceptable content for all audiences. No vampires, check please. Use your sense of humor and imagination.

3. Know your subject…please, no generic films that don’t include at least one visit by you to the theatre!

4. All entries MUST be on standard DVD ONLY. All others are immediately disqualified.

5. Deadline is 7 PM, April 30, 2011.  Late entries WILL NOT be accepted under any circumstances.  Drop them off at the theatre prior to a screening (doors open 45 minute before each screening) or mail them to —FILM CONTEST- MESILLA VALLEY FILM SOCIETY—DRAWER Z—-MESILLA, NM   88046

6.  PRIZE– $50 cash, a one year membership for one to the MVFS, and the pleasure of having your film shown on the big screen for a still to be determined number of days, prior to a regular film screening.

To make an appointment to visit with a volunteer or for other questions, please leave a message at 524-8287, ext 2. or Email…

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