taos shortz film festival
10th Annual and a Fare-Thee-Well Celebration
Award-winning festival celebrates 10 years of bringing global cinema to Northern New Mexico
The Town of Taos announced today that March 30 will mark the final year and 10th anniversary of its award-winning Taos Shortz Film Fest, and tickets are on sale. This year’s festival, which will showcase global, world-class short films, will be held at the Taos Center for the Arts March 30-April 2, and will feature screenings of more than 100 films, as well as retrospectives and highlights from the last ten years. All-inclusive passes can be purchased for $97, while individual screenings start at $5. Tickets are available at taosshortz.com.
Voted “One of the 50 top US festivals worthy of the entry fee” by Movie Maker Magazine two years in a row, Taos Shortz is the only film festival in the southwest that screens exclusively short films. Offering films from 22 countries and multiple genres including animation, comedy, documentary, drama, and the crowd favorite, “out of the ordinary”, the festival is one of the most diverse of its kind.
“The Taos Shortz Film Fest is an event that the town looks forward to every year. It will be missed,” said Karina Armijo, Director of Marketing and Tourism for the Town of Taos. “It is a great opportunity for festival goers to meet and mingle with the filmmakers, and for artists from all over the world to come and experience the vibrant art scene that Taos has long been known for.”
The 10th anniversary edition of the festival will include a Native American showcase and a special segment where Executive Director Anna Cosentine, and Program Director Duprelon Mark Tizdale, highlight their favorite moments and films from the last 10 years, followed by a casual Q&A. Visitors can also look forward to mixers, speakers and award shows.
“Taos has long been recognized as having a robust, funky art community which is now drawing even more international attention by bringing a variety of outstanding global films through the Taos Shortz Film Festival, says Anna Cosentine, Founder and Executive Director of TSFF. “It’s all about bringing our community in touch with what’s going on in the global indie shorts world. Our final year continues to serve our community in this way.”
For more information, a full list of films, and a look at the official program, visit taosshortz.com