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Community Briefs 08-28-14

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Sid the Science Kid to appear at
Kid’s Corner at N.M. Black Expo

ALBUQUERQUE — It’s a cultural extravaganza featuring fun events for the entire family. New Mexico PBS presents The Children’s Corner from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at the New Mexico Black Expo in Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza.
The whole family is welcome to enjoy science projects, crafts and give a big high five to PBS Kids character Sid The Science Kid (until 5 p.m.)
Sid the Science Kid is an award-winning educational animated television series that uses comedy and music to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. This landmark production of 66 half-hour episodes, produced by The Jim Henson Company for PBS KIDS®, debuted on Sept. 1, 2008, and has since been honored with five Emmy nominations and multiple prestigious awards (most recently the CINE Golden Eagle Award).
Sid the Science Kid features a practical in-school science curriculum and celebrates children’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life. The energetic and inquisitive Sid starts each episode with a new question (“Why are my shoes shrinking?” “Why do bananas get mushy?”) and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers with the help of family and friends.
For Details, Visit NewMexicoPBS.org, or NMBlackExpo.com

Environment-focused
film entries sought

TAOS — As a feature of the 40th Taos Fall Arts Festival, the Taos Fall Arts Film Festival is seeking film entries from amateur and professional filmmakers around the globe centered around the theme, “Honoring the Land.” The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 5.
The “Honoring the Land” theme should be a relevant subject addressing the environment, which can include topics about air, water, or land. A jury will select 10 films from the entries, which will be shown at the Arthur Bell Auditorium at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos during the opening weekend of the Taos Fall Arts Festival, which takes place Sept. 26–Oct. 5.
The films will be show during a 7 p.m. premiere on Sept. 27 and a 2 p.m. matinee at Sept. 28. A “meet the filmmakers” question and answer segment will be held after the Saturday premier only. There is no charge for admission on either day.
Guidelines. The Taos Fall Arts Film Festival is open to anyone in any country. Each film should be no longer than 10 minutes, including credits. Exceptions by special request only. All film submissions should be digital. Accepted formats are SD and HD as .avi, .mov, and H264 files only, up to 1080p resolution.
Submissions should be on a flash drive or data disc or by submitter-provided online download link. All submissions must include: title of film; brief description of film; running time; filmmakers name; filmmaker bio; mailing address; phone number and email address.
Films will be judged for adherence to theme, originality, content and message, editing technique and creative use of medium. All soundtrack material must be original or filmmaker should have written permission to use other’s work.
All films must be for general audiences — no profanity, nudity, or showing consumption of alcohol or drugs.
Mail submissions to: Wilder-Nightingale Fine Art, 119-A Kit Carson Road, Taos, N.M. 87571. Winners will be notified by email and/or phone by Sept. 20.
Winning films will be shown after opening weekend at the Open and Select shows on television monitors. The winning films will also be broadcast on Taos local channel 22 and uploaded to Youtube after opening weekend.
For technical questions about submissions, contact Steven Gootgeld at gootgeldstudio@gmail.com.
For complete details on Taos Fall Arts Festival, including the film festival, visit taosfallarts.com/film_festival/.

Staff and wire reports