* Thursday, April 5 Sunday, April 8, 2001. Taos, New Mexico, U.S.A.
The 7th Annual Taos Talking Picture Festival showcases over 150 new independent films and videos, including features, documentaries, videos and shorts. Highlights include tributes, Hispanic and Native American programs, panel discussions, workshops and demonstrations focusing on the state of media. The Taos Land Grant Award gives 5 acres of land to be awarded to a filmmaker with a narrative, documentary or experimental film or video, 70 minutes or longer, which takes a fresh approach to storytelling and/or the cinematic medium. The town of Taos was originally established as an artists' colony. For more information contact: Kelly Clement, director of programming, at: 7217 NDCBU, 1337 Gusdorf Rd., Ste. B, Taos, New Mexico 87571, U.S.A.; Tel.: (505) 751-0637; Fax: (505) 751-7385; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Web: http://www.ttpix.org.