Fourth Annual Southwest Native American Film Festival Fall Showcase & Workshops
The 4th Annual Southwest Native American Film Festival will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona at the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Coconino Center for the Arts, October 5–6, 2007.
The film festival is a unique showcase of contemporary Native American video, film, and animation made by Indigenous filmmakers from throughout the Southwest. The fall festival this fall will also offer professional development opportunities through workshops for Indigenous filmmakers and youth.
The festival, presented in partnership by Indigenous Action Media, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff Cultural Partners, Tacoho Productions, Native Movement and Outta Your Backpack Media, the festival seeks to provide an opportunity for audiences of all ages to further their understanding of Indigenous cultures today.
Screenings will be held at the Museum of Northern Arizona in the Branigar Hall and the Coconino Center for the Arts. Weekend festival passes that include admission to receptions with filmmakers can be purchased in advance for $18 ($14 for students) and general and student admission fees will be collected at the door. Passes can be purchased at Winter Sun Trading Co. the Museum of Northern Arizona and the Coconino Center for the Arts. Call 928/779-2300 for additional information or visit these festival partner websites for a schedule of events at http://www.indigenousaction.org/, http://www.musnaz.org/, and http://www.culturalpartners.org/.
2007 Southwest Native American Film Festival Schedule
Friday, October 5
7–9:30 p.m. Evening Screenings at the Museum of Northern Arizona
9:45–11 p.m. Reception at the Coconino Center for the Arts with filmmakers
(open to weekend pass holders)
Saturday, October 6
10 a.m.—1 p.m. Workshops at the Coconino Center for the Arts (register at http://www.indigenousaction.org/)
2–4:30 p.m. Presentation of Short Films at the Coconino Center for the Arts
5–6 p.m. Meet the filmmakers at the Museum of Northern Arizona
(open to weekend pass holders)
6–9:30 p.m. Evening Screenings at the Museum of Northern Arizona
"Film Scoring for Film Makers" Workshop
with Brent Michael Davids
Outta Your Backpack Media & the 4th Annual Southwest Native American Film Festival is proud to announce "Film Scoring for Film Makers" Workshop, with Brent Michael Davids, in Flagstaff, AZ on Saturday, October 6th, 2007. Held at the Coconino Center for the Arts from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., this intensive workshop is designed especially for producers, directors and editors — rather than musicians. Instruction includes decoding the basic film music vocabulary and film composer jargon, and a detailed examination of the four basic types of film scoring: Scoring the Action, Scoring the Cuts, Underscoring the Mood, and Underscoring Against the Action. The instructor Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Mohican) is one of America's most celebrated American Indian composers, whose career spans thirty years with features on ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, PBS and NAPT.
Date: October 6th 2007 (Saturday)
Location: Coconino Center for the Arts 300 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff, AZ
9:30 - 9:00 a.m. check-In
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. workshop
Cost: $10 per person ($5 for students, free for Indigenous youth) Payable in advance or at the door.