Through the film and photography project, Future Voices New Mexico, middle school and high school students from more than 14 schools state-wide learn how to direct, shoot and edit three-minute films or learn darkroom and photography skills.
August 2013 kicked off the seventh year of Future Voices of New Mexico. Throughout the school year, students worked in and out of classrooms with professional filmmakers and photographers to develop three-minute films or shoot documentary and artistic still photographs. The 2013-2014 theme was “Family.”
The students chose a specific category for their work. The 2011-2012 film categories were: Comedy, Documentary, Language, Mixed Media and Narrative. After production, the films and photographs were submitted to a panel of professional film and photography judges.
On March 25, the theater will fill with more than 400 excited students from more than 14 schools for the annual award ceremony. The first, second and third place films and photos in each category will be screened for the audience of students and film and photo professionals. The category winners will be presented with cash awards to the wild applause of their classmates.
Future Voices of New Mexico is made possible through a partnership involving The Lensic and Santa Fe Photographic Workshops.
(Below) Winning film 2012 from Tesuque Pueblo Film Group.
Photo credit: Kate Russell