Accepting Submissions for Gila Time-lapse Film Fest Sept 24-27, 2015

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June 25, 2015


Peter Bill – 360-271-7694,

Emily Schilling – 575-388-1509,



Accepting Submissions for Gila Time-lapse Film Fest

September 24 – 27, 2015

Qatsi Trilogy Film Maker Godfrey Reggio to Give Keynote Address

Film makers are invited to submit their time-lapse films to the Gila Time-lapse Film Fest, September 24 – 27, 2015 in Silver City, NM. Films of 10 minutes or less will be accepted in the categories of the American southwest, rivers, and the relationship between nature and technology. The late deadline for submissions is July 15th. Best in show will be awarded $250. Films should be submitted on line at

The Gila Time-lapse Film Fest is part of the 11th Gila River Festival, a yearly event that celebrates the Gila River, New Mexico’s last wild river. Selected films will be screened throughout the four-day event.

Additionally the Gila River Festival is pleased to announce that critically-acclaimed film maker, Godfrey Reggio, will deliver the festival keynote address. Reggio’s ‘Qatsi trilogy,’ and three short programs of selected time-lapse films submitted as part of the Gila Time-lapse Film Fest will also be shown.

Time-lapse filmmaking has become quite popular in the past decade. In the early 1980’s, Godfrey Reggio’s “Koyaanisqatsi” introduced audiences to the intense satisfaction derived from the compression of time. Today, time-lapse films can be seen at the start of news broadcasts, the intro title sequences of films and TV shows such as House of Cards, and integrated into narrative and non-narrative works.

The Gila Time-lapse Film Festival is directed by WNMU Professor of New Media Peter Bill, and will be hosted at Western New Mexico University’s new digital cinema, Light Hall.

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