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AFSC needs new home for AV library

The American Friends Service Committee is looking for a new home for their library. it includes films, tapes, DVDs, and slides from 1960 through 2010. 

Their website says they have over 1500 titles which are for lending through their online catalog: https://www.afsc.org/program/video-and-film-lending-library.

People are asked to contact the Film Library Program Coordinator Paul Shannon (pictured) if they are interested in giving them a good home. 

He may be reached at: pshannon@afsc.org.

(Photo courtesy of AFSC)

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Shoot New Mexico recognizing people in film industry

The group, Shoot New M exico, has begun organizing a way to recognize the many people in front of, and in back of the camera, who have contributed mightily to New Mexico's rich movie making heritage which goes back to Thomas Edison in 1897! Named the New Mexico Film And Television Hall of Fame, they have ambitions to one day have a brick and mortar building, likening it to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown; bringing the state's film history to light.

Currently, the group is seeking nominations for their first inductees who will be announced in February 2018, at an awards ceremony in Santa Fe .

We support their efforts.

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Adiós Longmire

It's a wrap. The 6th and final season of Longmire has wrapped principal photography here in New Mexico. It's been a great run and boon for the state since 2012. Can't wait until September when it airs on Netflix.


DRGFF joins exclusive club of film festivals

The Dominican Republic Global Film Festival recently received the accreditation of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a "COMPETITIVE FEATURE FILM FESTIVAL."  FIAPF acknowledges the work that has been accomplished by the Festival's team to create a quality film event which puts the artistic and economic interests of the films first. They are the first Caribbean film festival to be recognized. 

They join the exclusive club of 47 other film festivals worldwide. Working closely with festival director Omar de la Cruz from the beginning, Hill Top believes we helped them move towards their success.

Congratulations, Omar.

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Lost & found

Driving across Texas, we happened upon Turkey, Texas, and the Gem Theatre. Turkey, Texas, is the hometown of King of Western Swing, Bob Wills. They say he was a regular guest and I'm sure he was. 

The theatre opened in 1928, showed its' first talkie in 1931, and is now, unfortunately, closed.

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Launch of Amman International Film Festival

HRH Princess Rym Ali, President of Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film, announced at this past Cannes Film Festival that they are launching a new film festival in 2018. It is being organized by the Royal Film Commission, Jordan, and MAD Solutions in collaboration with the Arab Cinema Center.

The 1st Amman International Film Festival promises to offer a different and innovative concept in the Arab World.

We wish them the best and would like them to know Hill Top would love to work with them. 

(Photo courtesy of http://www.film.jo/)

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