The Durango Film Festival, after its successful 2001 premiere, is in the works for 2002. This juried 10-day festival will present independent feature films, documentaries, animated films, shorts, experimental, and new media works. In addition, the festival will offer educational salons, VIP panels, filmmaker discussions and host a variety of parties and receptions. On Saturday, March 9, 2002, the winners of the Golden Quakie Awards will be announced. Award-winning films will receive encore screenings on Sunday to close the festival. The Durango Film Festival is now calling for entries for the 2002 event. We invite submissions of narrative, documentary, animated and experimental features and shorts shot on film and video. Acceptable exhibition formats include 35mm and 16mm film, BetacamSP, DV, DVCAM, and DVD-video. Submission deadline is December 1, 2001. Each film selected for competition will be shown at least three times during the Festival and will be eligible to win the Golden Quakie Award (named for the quaking leaves of the aspen trees ubiquitous in the area). Golden Quakies are awarded in the following categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Narrative Short, Best Animated Short and Best First Feature Film.