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Duke City Shootout


Digital Bootcamp (University of New Mexico ARTS Lab)
Sgt. John Grace and crew whip our new recruits into shape during one-week of intensive training in the art of digital moviemaking. Get involved and attend!

Duke City/48 Hour Film Project Competition Sponsored by First Community Bank

The two pre-eminent names in the movie-making competition business -- the Duke City Shootout and the 48 Hour Film Project -- join forces for the first time to launch this one-of-a-kind event. The kickoff is from 6-7 p.m. at Harlow's, Carlisle and Central. Contestants will have from Friday, July 21 to Sunday, July 23 to finish their movies. Movies will be screened at the Guild Cinema July 24 and 25 and the winner chosen by a panel of judges. The winning movie will be crowned the local 48 Hour champ, and will also be screened with the Duke City Shootout's seven films on Saturday, July 29 at the Kiva Auditorium. Learn more (link)

FRIDAY, JULY 21, 8 p.m.
Opening Night Gala (Albuquerque Little Theater)
The 2006 Duke City Shootout will open with an evening of must-see entertainment. Highlights include: a “best of the best” show profiling memorable highlights of the festival’s evolution the past six years, a selection of short films and music provided by some of New Mexico’s finest. For those late night rebels, an after party carries the festivities deep into the night.

SATURDAY, JULY 22, 6 a.m.
Shotgun Start (Fifth and Central Downtown)
The Duke City Shootout officially kicks off when gun-toting state Senator Shannon Robinson fires the starting shotgun, and unleashes seven filmmakers, now faced with the daunting task of finishing a movie in the next 168 hours.

MiniCini Moviemaking Competition -- Big ideas in Microcontent (Civic Plaza and Insomnia Lounge)
Sponsored by Intel Corporation and BitTorrent
The small screen used to mean TV. Now it means an unlimited world of computer screens, Blackberries, cell phones and Dick Tracy-style TV watches. Here's your chance to join the digital revolution by producing microcontent for the world. Craft a 2-3 minute piece in any digital format and we'll push it out to millions of potential viewers through our partner, file-sharing giant BitTorrent. The winner gets an Apple MacBook Pro featuring the Intel® Core Duo™ Processor. Best of all, it's FREE.
MiniCini Kickoff -- Sunday, July 23, 10 a.m.
The Kickoff is set for Sunday morning at Civic Plaza. Meet to sign up, go over contest rules and get a topic. At 10:30, you can meet our crack drew of MiniCini mentors who will guide you through writing, shooting and editing for viewing on the small screen. Then, for the next three days, you'll shoot your masterpiece.
MiniCini Editing -- Wednesday, July 26-27
Editing begins -- either on your own or through our Intel-sponsored edit suite at Insomnia Lounge. Technical assistants will be standing by to help you with Adobe Premiere. Wednesday, July 26th 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m. Thursday, July 27th 10 a.m. -- 8 p.m.
MiniCini Turn-In -- Friday, July 28 10 a.m. – Times up. Turn in your MiniCini movie at the Insomnia Lounge. The winner to be announced and screened at the Duke City Shootout Gala Premiere Night, Saturday, July 29.

SUNDAY, JULY 23, 9 p.m.
Duke City/48 Hour Film Project screening (Guild Cinema)
The Duke City Shootout and 48 Hour Film Project toast their epic partnership with a reception and screening of the best of both competitions on Sunday at 9 p.m. Tickets $7 in advance or at the door.

MONDAY-TUESDAY, JULY 24-25, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Duke City/48 Hour Film Project screenings (Guild Cinema)
We'll screen the survivors from the competition at 7 and 9 p.m. both nights at the venerable Guild Cinema. The winner is crowned the 48 Hour champ and will be screened on the final night with the seven Shootout movies. Tickets just $7 in advance or at the door.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 3 p.m.
Women in Entertainment (Insomnia Lounge)
What's it like for women in the entertainment business? Hear from some of the industry's leading lights, Ellen Sandler, writer/producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond; Tracy Mercer, VP of Development for Morgan Freeman's Revelations Entertainment; and Liz Langston, co-founder of the 48 Hour Film Project. LA producer Christina Julian moderates. Join us for a lively discussion followed by a reception.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 5 p.m.
Insomnia Lounge Opening (Hyatt Hotel)
It's on. Dine on the freshest media in the Southwest at the official opening of this year's Insomnia Lounge, your home for animation, serious gaming, digital filmmaking, demonstrations and informal talks with award-winning animators and folks like digital guru Ken Dozier. All for one low, low price
-- free. Insomnia, a place to crash.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 7 p.m.
Crew Wrap Party (Location to be announced) Co-sponsored by IATSE 480 and This Machine Productions Get a grip. Or get a PA. Whatever part of the film crew you're after, you can hook up with them at the wrap party.

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 7 p.m.
World Premiere of "Army of the Dead" (Kimo Theatre)
Some legends don't die. They kill. Weekend adventurers uncover a lost treasure and are attacked by an army of skeletons. Shot in New Mexico, with local actors and crew. Followed by a panel on filmmaking in New Mexico with "Army" filmmaker Joe Conti and others. Admission is free. Sponsored by the City of Albuquerque.

THURSDAY, JULY 27, 9 p.m.
Duke City/48 Hour Film Project Winner Announcement (Insomnia Lounge)
It'll be the closest thing to a Che Guevara revival when guerrilla auteurs come out in full force for the announcement of the winner of the first annual Duke City/48 Hour Film Project contest. Join us for an evening of partying with local filmmakers at the all-night media diner known as the Insomnia Lounge.

FRIDAY, JULY 28, 7 p.m.
Cine-Spirit Award Night (National Hispanic Cultural Center)
Help us celebrate 300 years of filmmaking in Albuquerque with a special Tricentennial event featuring legendary animator and filmmaker Ralph Bakshi. Mayor Martin Chavez will present Bakshi -- the creator of such classics as "Fritz the Cat," "Heavy Traffic," "Wizards," and "The Lord of the Rings
with the newly minted Cine-Spirit Award. View a retrospective of Bakshi's work and join us for what is sure to be a spirited Q & A session, followed by the debut screening of the first animated work created specifically for the festival by a team of award-winning animators.

Tickets go on sale July 10 and are $13. (Tickets may be purchased in advance at the National Hispanic Cultural Center box office Tuesday through Saturday and day of the event. There is no service charge through the box office. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster by calling 883-7800, or visiting, but will include a service charge. When looking on line, type in "Duke City Shootout Ralph Bakshi Night" in the search engine.)

High Noon Handoff (State District Courthouse, 400 Lomas NW, Judge William Lang's Courtroom) The second oldest tradition of the festival -- right after binge drinking -- is the famed High Noon Handoff. Bleary-eyed, Red Bull-juiced, sleep-deprived cranky filmmakers turn in their movies to Judge William Lang.

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.
"Fulldome New Mexico" (Lodestar Planetarium, New Mexico Museum of Natural
A compilation of the finest and freshest fulldome works created by New Mexicans for the infamous LodeStar Dome. The 45-minute show will include immersive art, entertainment and experiments from prior years' DomeFests and students' work from the world's first fulldome course at UNM's ARTS Lab.
Tickets: $6 adults, $5 seniors (60+), $3 youth (3-12) and available day of the show (starting at 9am). Preceded by a reception at the Hotel de Albuquerque at 1 p.m.

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 7 p.m.
Gala Premiere Night and Awards Ceremony (Kiva Auditorium)
Tonight, the Mother Road births eight new movies, and a fresh-out-of-the-oven 22-minute animation, right in front of your eyes. See some lucky filmmaker take home the soon-to-be-esteemed Palm de Grease.

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 11 p.m.
Gale Premiere Night Party (Hyatt Hotel)
Party your butt off 'til dawn at our infamous Gala Premiere Night party.

About the Duke City Shootout

The Duke City Shootout is the only digital filmmaking festival in dedicated to bringing an artist’s vision from Script to Screen in one week.
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