The May 2014 festival will open with Joe, starring Nicolas Cage and Ronnie Gene Blevins
Santa Fe, N.M.—April 15, 2014—Film and festival producer Film 4 Change has partnered with Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD), Christopher Foundation for the Arts, and The Screen at SFUAD to present CineVision, a student-run festival of film and animation held May 1-4, 2014 on the university’s campus. Festival ticket proceeds will benefit a film production fund that SFUAD’s aspiring student filmmakers will compete for in the Fall.
The inaugural CineVision Film Festival will showcase a collection of animations from Mexico and New Zealand; documentaries and narrative films from the film festival circuit; “Hateship Loveship,” a dramatic feature starring Kristin Wiig; “Cinema Six,” an indie comedy directed by a Taos, N.M. native; SFUAD Film student and alumni work, as well as a variety of filmmaker panels. “Joe,” directed by David Gordon Green and starring Nicolas Cage and Ronnie Gene Blevins, will open the festival on Thursday, May 1, with Blevins also in attendance for a Q&A with the audience.
“CineVision is an incredible opportunity for students to curate and study contemporary independent film while interacting in meaningful ways with their peers, industry leaders and celebrities,” said Rich Henrich, executive director of CineVision as well as Film 4 Change. “It’s an immersive, intensive educational labpackaged around a whole lot of fun over four days that will begin the bridge building process to their future careers and professional relationships.”
CineVision was first born from the FilmBizHub at SFUAD, a group of industry businesses that now have offices in the Film School, including Film 4 Change.
“Creating the FilmBizHub at SFUAD in Fall 2013 was another milestone for the Film School in terms of bringing relevant industry to campus offices right in the heart of where our students are studying to become filmmakers,” said Paula Amanda, associate chair of The Film School at SFUAD. “Film 4 Change has been an important FilmBizHub tenant that envisioned CineVision as an opportunity that enables our students to gain hands-on experience running a film festival.”
Santa Fe alumni and film directors Matt Page, Tristan Love and Seth Fuller will screen their films during the festival, with student filmmakers from SFUAD Film, the University of California Los Angeles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State, Santa Fe Community College and the Institute of American Indian Arts also presenting their work. Other CineVision Film Festival screenings include the 2014 Academy Award nominee for best short documentary, “Cavedigger,” which focuses on the art of Northern New Mexico cavedigger Ru Paulette; documentaries “Misfire,” detailing the rise and fall of The Shooting Gallery, and “Bipolarized,” one man’s personal journey battling bipolar disorder; the emotional emigration story “120 Days,” which takes an intimate look at a family’s decision on what to do after a judge gives a father 120 days to leave the country; as well as the provocative documentary “Sex(Ed) the Movie,” detailing the history, challenges and evolution of sex education inherent in the U.S. culture.
Panels include a New Mexico Lawyers for the Art- hosted panel, “Experiments in Space and Light,” that will discuss emerging media and SFUAD’s annual multimedia light festival Outdoor Vision Fest; a Santa Fe alumni panel that will give students advice on getting a start in today’s film industry, among others.
SFUAD students with a valid ID will receive free admission to the festival. Individual festival tickets are $10 per film, or $20 for a four-day, all-inclusive pass to CineVision Film Festival screenings, panels and discussions. For more information, a complete festival schedule, and to purchase tickets, visit The Screen at www.theScreenSF.com.
About Film 4 Change
Film 4 Change is a Santa Fe–based film and event production company that uses film and arts to create economic development and social impact. Its mission is to bring communities together through the power of story and the art of laughter while showcasing the best emerging talent and thought leaders in art, music, film, photography and comedy. For more information, visit www.AMFMfest.com.
About The Film School at SFUAD
The Film School at Santa Fe University of Art and Design offers a relevant, hands-on BFA curriculum that emphasizes production skills, business savvy and storytelling across multiple film and video platforms. Films such as True Grit and Cowboys & Aliens and TV dramas such as Longmire have been shot at the university’s Garson Studios, where students have the opportunity to intern on professional productions on two motion picture soundstages—at 14,000 and 7,500 square feet. The Film School also has its own 2,200 square-foot soundstage and green screen, as well as a professional set from The Sunset Limited. The Screen, a popular destination within the Garson Communications Center, shows some of the greatest works of world cinema daily for students and the public.
About The Screen
The Screen, a premier cinematheque, was founded at Santa Fe University of Art and Design and is curated by Brent Kliewer. The Screen plays the finest in world, art and independent cinema. Built in a former soundstage, The Screen features pure acoustics with 2K digital projection capabilities on a high-definition curved screen, 16-speaker Dolby Digital 7.1 surround sound system, and luxurious stadium seating. The cinematheque has been profiled by Film Comment, AARP The Magazine, Indiewire and Hemispheres and has hosted guests including Alan Arkin, Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe, Emilio Estevez, Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Redford, Mickey Rooney and Martin Sheen.