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Short Film Going Strong in 6th Taos Fest

By / Tuesday, March 12, 2013 / Category: Film Fests / 1 comment

TAOS SHORTZ FILM FEST 2013 (March 7-10, 2013, Taos Community Auditory, Taos, New Mexico)  LOGO_HORIZONTAL_TSHORTZ         Over 88 juried global short films were screened over the course of four days and ten sessions this past week in beautiful Taos, New Mexico.  Organized by Anna Cosentine, a serious movie lover for sure!—this year marked the 6th for the Taos Shortz Film Fest.  Cosentine shared the credit at Sunday’s Awards Ceremony with Duprelon Tizdale who served as Program Director this year.   I was able to catch three of the ten sessions, including Session 1 which was devoted to local  Taoseno filmmakers—a  terrific and packed event.  Awards were given in six categories:  Dramatic Fiction, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and the Zia Award for the Best New Mexican Film from NM’s own filmmakers.  To top it all off, the Peoples’ Choice Award was the cherry on the cake —given this year to a hilarious short entitled “First Date” which is now showing at SXSW in Austin.   If you get the chance, be sure to catch it!


Partial List of Winners:

People’s Choice          First Date / USA firstdate

Animation                   Abuelas (Grandmothers) / UKabuelas

Dramatic Fiction         Abgestemplt (Punched) / Austria-Germany

Documentary              Unravel (UK/ India)

Experimental               Solo Piano NYC (USA)


A personal favorite which had its US Premiere:  Ash (Comedy Fiction) / Singapore


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One Response to “Short Film Going Strong in 6th Taos Fest”

  1. Hello! Just saw this article

    Thanks for the coverage! I would like to keep you updated on our festival and what we will have planned for our March 20-23rd festival. What is your email, so i can put you on the list?
    Thank you,
    Anna Cosentine
    Festival Director
    Taos Shortz Film Fest