White Sands International Film Festival to be Held in Las Cruces, April 23-26

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Now in its fifth year, the festival has grown to include and offer a uniquely diverse program encompassing a wide range of cinema, educational panels, and workshops, hosted by well recognized and experienced Industry professionals.

The 5th annual White Sands International Film Festival takes place April, 23-26, 2009. Now in its fifth year, the festival has grown to include and offer a uniquely diverse program encompassing a wide range of cinema, educational panels, and workshops, hosted by well recognized and experienced Industry professionals. This year the WSIFF again focuses on its goal of bringing eminent filmmakers to share their insights with audiences and heighten their appreciation of the art of cinema.

The Festival once more promises to attract numerous visitors from around the world. With a special focus on Latino and New Mexican filmmaking, the WSIFF screens both outstanding short and feature length documentaries and narratives from around the world. Some of our noted past guests included the legendary Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein, director of the award winning "Bella", Alejandro Monteverde, and actor Wes Studi, "Last of the Mohicans".

The WSIFF is dedicated to bringing filmmakers and audiences together to better appreciate the art of cinema. The WSIFF screens outstanding short and feature length documentaries and narratives of all genres from around the world. With a special focus on Latino and New Mexican filmmaking we celebrate outstanding cinema in the amazing back drop of Southern New Mexico. We hope to see you at this very unique, intimate and fun festival in the Land of Enchantment!

In particular we are interested in…

  • Films that deal with contemporary issues
  • Films that celebrate the human spirit
  • Particularly interested in Latino and or Hispanic World
  • Films that have been made in New Mexico
  • Good story telling, writing, acting , and direction

For more information, call 877-345-6973 or visit http://www.WSIFF.com.

For more information, contact:
Chris Faivre
Media Publications Manager
(575) 541-2150

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