SWAIA Moving Images Classification X Names 2015 Short Film Winners

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SWAIA in partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Sundance bring world-class Native American cinema to Santa Fe.

SWAIA Moving Images Classification X 2015 winners

We are very pleased to be working in partnership with both The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Sundance to bring world-class Native American cinema to Santa Fe during Indian Market Week

Moving Images Classification X, SWAIA’s newest juried classification, announces this year’s winning submissions.“This year was a record breaking year for short film submissions with 47 entries,” said Moving Images Classification X managers Jhane Myers and Eva Del Rio. The short film submission categories are: Animated Short, Documentary Short, Experimental Short, Narrative Short, Youth Short Feature, and Music Video. Best of Class winners, in each category, are eligible for the prestigious Best of Show award.

This year’s Best of Class short film winners are:

  • Animated Short: (Leech Lake Ojibwe) Elizabeth Day, How the Bear Got a Short Tail, 9:30
  • Documentary Short: (Thlopthlocco Tribal Town) Kyle Bell, Native Evolution, 14:11
  • Experimental Short: (Chippewa/Ojibwe) Jonathan Thunder, Undead Faerie Goes Great with IPA, 3:37
  • Narrative Short: (Kiowa) Jeffery Palmer, Isabelle's Garden, 18 min
  • Youth Short Feature: (Ohkay Owingeh) Matthew Martinez, A Thousand Voices, 55 min
  • Music Video: (Northern Cheyenne, Keetoowah) Echota Cheyenne Killsnight, True Pride Reality, 4 min

This Sunday, August 23 at 11:00 a.m., SWAIA's Moving Image Classification X short film winners will present a public screening at The New Mexico History Museum’s auditorium located at 113 Lincoln Avenue, just off the plaza. A Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the public screening.

“We are very pleased to be working in partnership with both The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian and Sundance to bring world-class Native American cinema to Santa Fe during Indian Market week,” said Santa Fe Indian Market Chief Operating Officer, Dallin Maybee, “and we believe that the inclusion of moving images as a juried art form is an important and vital one in the evolution of Santa Fe Indian Market.”

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About SWAIA:
Founded in 1921, SWAIA is an advocate for Native American arts and culture, and creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market as the finest Indian art event in the world; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round. swaia.org

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