Tuesday, November 04, 2014

November IFA Call Sheet


1.  IFA Announces $2,000 in Cash Prizes to Accompany IFA's Best Actor Awards.   Independent Film Arizona will present its Best Actor Awards at its Monday, November 3 Meeting (7 PM, Connect Workspace, 33 South 5th Avenue, Downtown Tucson). Over 150 actors were nominated for the awards by the Southern Arizona filmmaking community.  From this group of nominees, a panel of judges will select 10 finalists for best male actor award and 10 finalists for best female actor.  The two winners will be selected from the 20 finalists by a vote of IFA members present at the Monday, November 3 Meeting.  Each IFA Best Actor Award winner will receive $1,000 in cash.


2.  Rob Walker Acting for Camera Workshop.  This is one of the best film acting workshops to be made available in Tucson.  Rob Walker (of BBC fame) will offer a series of three hour workshops on Monday evenings from November 3 to December 1 at Access Tucson, 124 East BroadwayBoulevard, Tucson, Arizona. $150 for the series is a great deal.  For more information e-mail lisa@accesstucson.org or call 520-275-0864 or go to accesstucson.org.


3.  Death of a Salesman.  The Winding Road Theater Ensemble presents Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Glen Coffman.  November 6 -- 23.  The Temple of Art and Music Cabaret Space, 330 South Scott.  Times and Tickets at windingroadtheater.org.


4.  IFA's Ultra-Low Budget Filmmaking Meeting.  IFA's Monday November 3, Meeting (7 PM, Connect Workspace, 33 South 5th Avenue) will feature a presentation by Jason Ryder (Under the Marquee Lights) and Grisel Wilson (Ambiguity) on ultra-low budget filmmaking.  Both of their films will be shown at the end of the meeting.As always, free and open to all.  Note the new location [Connect, 33 South 5th Avenue] and that this meeting is on Monday instead of the normal first Tuesday meeting.] 


5.  Film for a Rural Library.  William Dudley, the librarian in Aguila Arizona, is looking for a filmmaker to shoot a creative short for the Aguila Library.  For more information contact William at williamedudley@gmail.com.


6.  November 7 is First Friday at the Loft.  Friday (November 7) is the first Friday of the month so at 9:00 PM Max Cannon will be hosting First Friday at the Loft (3233 East Speedway in Tucson).  Bring your short (less than 15 minutes) to the Loft during the day on Friday and see if it gets some love (and a $200 cash prize) on Friday night or if it gets the feared gong.  It cost nothing to submit a film and all films play for at least three minutes. Isn't it time that you were brave enough to show your film out in the real world?


7.  US Premiere of Ambiguity.  Ambiguity is a feature length film, written and directed by Grisel Wilson, about the harrowing trek by Latino immigrants from Guatemala to the United States in search of the American dream. The film was shot both in Guatemala and here in Tucson.  A must see.  Connect Workspace, 33 South 5th Avenue, Monday, November 3, 7 PM.


8.  Ya Ya Perez Digs Noam Chomsky.  Ya Ya Perez (Independent Film Arizona's Resident Film Critic) recommends Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?  This is a documentary about Noam Chomsky's life and about linguistics rather than about Chomsky's political activism.  The production of the documentary is unique in that director Michael Gondry intercuts footage from a mechanical Bolex with animation as an overlay of recent Chomsky interviews. Freaky in a good way. You won't see anything like this at the local cineplex.


9.  Casting for "A Few Words About."  A steak knife cuts. This word is a butter knife. Fitzgerald wields words with precision.  Homeless men use this word with indifference.  This word can mean to have sex. This word can mean to do violence.  But most often -- it means -- nothing at all.  (In the phrase "what the fuck" -- "what the fuck"--  does the word "fuck" mean?)  "A Few Words About" is a film about a word.  It is a comedy. It is supposed to -- well you know -- with your mind.  Casting for 30 plus actors each of whom will make little quips about the word.  Send your resume and headshot to Chris Raboin at ninebuddhas@gmail.com and he will send you a script.


10.  Rethink That PSAs.  Independent Film Arizona has shot several Public Service Announcements promoting shooting films in Arizona.  We will show three PSAs at our December 2 Meeting (7 PM, Connect Workspace, Downtown Tucson),  but we still have aditional shoots scheduled for December.  If you are interested in acting in or being part of an upcoming production, send an e-mail to Antonella at independentfilmarizona@gmail.com


11.  IFA's Board.  Independent Film Arizona will hold elections for its Officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer) and for its Board at its Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Meeting. (7 PM, Connect Workspace, 33 South 5th Avenue, Downtown Tucson).  If you are interested in running for the Board (or if you are interested in becoming more involved with Independent Film Arizona) send an e-mail to Antonella at independentfilmarizona@gmail.com 


12.  Join Independent Film Arizona.  Independent Film Arizona is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting and promoting actors and independent filmmakers in Southern Arizona.  You can become a member of Independent Film Arizona for only $25 a year by going to independentfilmarizona.com  The donation is tax deductible and supports independent filmmaking in Southern Arizona.   


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