Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) July 09, 2014
The Santa Fe Indian Market® brings the best Native art and culture to the world, this includes the creation of a special category to recognize digital storytelling, new media, and moving images. The category is called Classification X as it is our tenth category. This year, there were 34 entries from Native filmmakers across the U.S. and Canada. "We are very excited to have so many people submit this year and across all the categories. It's a record year!" said Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet), who is in her third year as the Film Project Manager.
This week, a select panel will be judging the Class X submissions. Our judges this year include Native Arts advocate, Joann Balzer, who is the Commissioner of New Mexico Arts and founder of IAIA; Adjunct Professor of IAIA and SITE Santa Fe’s SITElines 2014 Biennial exhibition featured Native artist, Jamison Chas Banks; Liesette Paisner who is the festival director for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival; writer/co-executive producer of HBO miniseries "John Adams" (2008), Kirk Ellis; Assistant Director/production manager of "Crazy Heart" (2009) and "Breaking Bad" (2008), Kaaren Ochoa; Director/co-producer of "Smoke Signals" (1995), Chris Eyre; and film aficionado, Stephen Vincent Houser.
There will be two screenings of Santa Fe Indian Market® moving images Classification X winners during the Fourteenth Annual Native Cinema Showcase (NCS) which will happen during Santa Fe Indian Market® week, August 18-24. The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) partners with SWAIA's Santa Fe Indian Market to bring the annual Native Cinema Showcase. Throughout the week, you will see some of the most remarkable and current offerings of Native Cinema. Awards for Narrative Short, Documentary Short, Animation Short, Experimental Short and Feature recognize an artist’s dedication and skill in working with new media and innovative art forms, while retaining a commitment to traditional creation and technique. Following the two Class X screenings, Film Project Manager Jhane Myers will moderate a Q&A with attending winners.
This year's Moving Image Classification X division award winners can also be seen at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture this fall.
About SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market:
The Santa Fe Indian Market exists to provide a platform for established and aspiring Native/Indigenous artists to nurture and sell the art they create.