Celebrate storytelling. Celebrate the provocative and socially relevant. Celebrate the human spirit. Celebrate celebrations! The inaugural year of the Las Cruces International Film Festival is ready to make new independent film shine. Located in the heart of the Southwest, in picturesque Las Cruces, New Mexico, this year’s selections feature outstanding short and feature length films, documentaries, student shorts and narratives of all genres from around the world, kicking off the four days of festivities, workshops, after-parties and film screenings March 2-6. The Festival is multifaceted to attract film lovers, film makers, film students, and the public in general. There is something for everyone.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 (OPENING NIGHT)
7:30pm – Opening Night Film, “The Night is Young” at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
This is the first screening of the film following its World Premier in October at the Austin Film Festival. The film’s stars, director/ writer, and producer will attend the screening including David Hill (writer/director and star), Eloise Mumford (most recently “Kate” in Fifty Shades of Grey), Kelen Coleman, and producer Brian Ferrantino.
9:00pm – 11:00pm VIP Red Carpet Event at La Posta de Mesilla with celebrities from the Opening Night Film, “The Night is Young.”
Thursday, March 3, 2016
10:00am – 11:00pm Film Screenings at Allen Theatres Cineport 10
4:00pm – 6:00pm Doing Business with Show Business Workshop – Do you have a business and want to support the film industry right here in beautiful Las Cruces? This workshop is for local businesses interested in working with the film industry. Deciders and buyers from the movie biz will give useful advice (the kind you can’t get from websites) at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
Actor Danny Trejo star of the film MACHETE, (as well as starring as “Marcia” in the Brady Bunch Snickers commercial!) will attend the screening of MACHETE followed by a Q&A. Trejo will receive the “Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment” award at the Hotel Encanto VIP Reception.
9:00pm – 11:00pm VIP Danny Trejo Reception at Hotel Encanto.
Friday, March 4, 2016
10:00am – 11:00pm Film Screenings at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
10:00am – 12:00pm Screenwriter’s Workshop – Learn screenwriting fundamentals from experienced writers Mark Medoff, Alvaro Rodriguez, and Bill True at the Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
12:30pm – 4:00pm Filmmaker Location Scout – Filmmakers tour of Las Cruces sponsored by Film Las Cruces.
4:00pm – 5:30pm Filmmakers Panel – Q&A on Independent filmmaking at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
Saturday, March 5, 2016
10:00am – 8:00pm Film Screenings at Allen Theatres Cineport 10
11:00am – 1:00pm Make-up and Special Effects Workshop, NMSU CMI Theatre.
1:00pm – 3:00pm Casting Workshop – Interested in being in films? Bring your headshot or have one taken at the Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre.
2:00pm – 4:00pm Car Casting – Have a car you’d like to see in movies? Get a picture of your car for the Film New Mexico database at Allen Theatres Cineport 10.
300pm – 4:30pm Comedy Workshop presented by two time Emmy award winner Robert Wuhl at Mark and Stephanie Medoff Theatre.
6:00pm – 7:30pm TV Pilot Teaser Screenings at the Rio Grande Theatre
7:30pm – 9:00pm Awards Ceremony at the Rio Grande Theatre
9:00pm – 11:00pm After Awards Party at Main Street Bistro & Ale House
Sunday, March 6, 2016
10:00am – 9:00pm Film Winners Screenings at Allen Theatre Cineport 10.
More info at: http://www.lciffest.com/