Call for Entries

Houston Cinema Arts Festival  Borders | No Borders Film Competition

The Houston Cinema Arts Festival is launching a new regional short film competition, Borders | No Borders, for their upcoming festival highlighting filmmakers with ties to Texas, the states surrounding Texas, and Mexico.

Borders | No Borders invites residents of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Mexico as well as filmmakers with meaningful ties to these areas to submit narrative and documentary short films.  The winners for Best Narrative Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film will each be awarded a prize of $1,000.  There will be two additional Jury Prizes of $500 selected by a panel of six jurors.  Jurors include filmmakers Damon Davis (Whose Streets?) and Kimberly Rivers Roberts (Fear No GumboTrouble the Waters) for the Documentary Jury Prize and filmmakers Bassam Tariq (Mogul Mowgli) and Giorgio Angelini (My Friend Dahmer) for the Narrative Jury Prize. The two remaining judges will be announced shortly.

Filmmakers can submit at and use the code “BnB10“ for a $10 discount.

George RR Martin Screenwriting Grant

New Mexico Film Foundation
The New Mexico Film Foundation will begin taking submissions for the George RR Martin Sci Fi/Fantasy Screenwriting grant on July 1- Sept 15. Submit the first 5 pages of your script and a 5 page treatment. Feature films or 1-hour series pilot. Open to New Mexico residents only. The winner will receive $5000.

Director: Dirk Norris
See details and submit beginning July 1 here:
Dates: July 1- Sept 15, 2020
Location: New Mexico
Contact Phone: 505-819-9010

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience 2020 Call for Submissions

The eighth annual Albuquerque Film + Music Experience (AFMX) brings together a-list talent and local filmmakers, musicians, and the community to entertain, educate and contribute to Albuquerque’s creative economy. AFMX celebrates the magic and extraordinary fusion of cinematic and musical talent that makes our mission and vision unique and exciting with a strong focus on New Mexico features, documentaries and short film projects.

September 24-27, 2020
KiMo Theatre and different locations along Route 66

Contact Name: Ivan Wiener, Executive Director, – 505-265-7866