Video project open to New Mexicans residents

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Surf the internet for any length of time and one is bound to come across a homemade video.

Whether its subject is cats, a vacation, family gathering, someone falling down or something artistic, virtually everyone with a cellphone, tablet or digital camera likes to capture something on video.

In light of this, the New Mexico Film Foundation is giving New Mexicans a chance to show off their handiwork to the world in a new project called "Live in New Mexico."

In a press release, the Film Foundation in Santa Fe announced that it will be taking submissions from the public, beginning March 15. The New Mexico Film Foundation is partnering with the New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts and the New Mexico Tourism Department. Residents are encouraged to submit three minute video clips about life in New Mexico, from the mundane to the spectacular.

Videos from people of all walks of life in New Mexico are of interest.

The submitted films will be given to post-production companies in New Mexico; professionals will compile the videos, showcasing their expertise and editing abilities. Online voting will be conducted to determine audience favorites.

Submitted videos must meet a few basic guidelines:

Must be a New Mexico resident to enter a video. Multiple submissions accepted.

Videos must be three minutes or less in length, uploaded to Vimeo, YouTube or other video supported website, then sent as an email link via application process between March 15-31.

Accepted clips will meet production value standards and family friendly content.

The submitter owns the rights to the clip. Release forms will be signed if clip is accepted.

Entrants whose submissions are accepted will be asked to provide original footage by weblink. Those accepted will be advised in late April.

Entry into the contest is free.

"The purpose of this project is to bring attention to the post-production process that is part of the New Mexico film industry," said Dirk Norris, president of the New Mexico Film Foundation, "and to highlight the New Mexico men and women who work in this area of film making." For more information about the New Mexico Film Foundation, the New Mexico Post Alliance, Friends of Film, Video and Arts, and the New Mexico Tourism Department, please visit their respective websites at nmfilmfoundation.org, nmpost.org, filmvideoarts.org and newmexico.org.