Anyone of any age who is a current resident of Taos County is eligible to enter the “Local Genius: Taos Media Arts Festival.” Persons maintaining vacation, part-time, or temporary employment residence are not eligible.
For this first event, there will be no entry fee.
Works submitted for entry must have been completed between June 1, 2005 and June 1, 2007.
Entrant will be required to sign a statement that he or she owns copyright to all content -- music, images and sound -- contained in their production.
Productions may originate on film, video or digital media. However, all entries must be submitted on DVD or VHS tape. If selected, the production must be provided to the festival on DVD, ready for screening.
Entries will be subject to a jury process within one week of the deadline for submissions.
Selections will be announced to media-makers by Aug. 1, 2007. All decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Screenings will take place Friday, Aug. 17, 2007, at the Taos Community Auditorium.
Since this is the first year of this endeavor, there will be no festival awards presented. However, if the number of entries and audience interest is warranted, there may be a “People’s Choice” selection made by polling the audience.
“Local Genius” DVD
Following the festival screening, all selected productions will be compiled into a special collector’s edition DVD titled “Local Genius: Taos Media Arts Festival 2007.” No more than 500 copies will be made of this production. A portion of the proceeds will be given to a local charity, with the rest applied to festival expenses, and toward the possibility of making this an event occurring every two years.