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The White Sands International Film Festival is now accepting entries into the 2009 competitive program being held April 23-26th, 2009. Four categories for entry include Narrative, Documentary,Latino Film Showcase and New Mexico Film Showcase. Films shot in New Mexico will receive a waived entry fee. Cash prizes and or special jury awards will be given to winners ofeach category. For submission information please visit our website at

In particular, we are interested in...

FIlms that deal with contemporary issues
Films that celebrate the human spirit
Films that deal with the Latino and or Hispanic World
Films that have been made in New Mexico
Good story telling, writing, acting , and direction
Interesting and provocative scripts.

Now in it's 5th year, the festival has grown to include and offer a uniquely diverse program encompassing
a wide range of cinema, panels, and workshops, hosted by well recognized and
experienced industry professionals. The festival's events and awards are constantly changing
with it's most recent addition to the program, a lifetime achievement award, awarded last year
to Mexico's legendary director, Arturo Ripstein.

Arturo Ripstein, Director,"La Reina de la Noche" ; Alejandro Monteverde, Director, Producer, "Bella"; Paz Alicia Garciadiego, Screenwriter, "Profundo Carmesi" ; Mark Medoff, Writer, Director,
"Children of A Lesser God" ; Ali Landry, Actress, "Bella" ; Jamison Jones, Actor, "He Was A Quiet Man", "24" ; Elliott Lewitt, Producer, "At Close Range"; Jordan Roberts, Director "Around the Bend"; Rick Shroeder, Actor, Producer, "Black Cloud", Rocky Lang, Producer, Writer, "White Squall", "How I Broke Into Hollywood"; Wes Studi, Actor, "Last of the Mohicans"

For more information or to schedule an interview with Artistic Director Donn Finn please contact Kierstin Schupack
at 626 664 0986 or email at
Main Contact: Kierstin Schupack
101 N. White Sands Blvd
Alamogordo, NM 88310
T 877-345-6973


WSIFF 2009 at the Aviator 10 theater in Alamogordo, NM, on April 23, 2009



Film Otero - Otero County - One of New Mexico's Premier Filming Locations