Are you ready to let your inner filmmaker out and shine? Film Las Cruces is excited to invite you to participate in the “At Home! Movie Contest” to have some fun and create some entertainment for your city and state. We have created three categories: best short film, best family video, and best public service announcement (PSA) on the benefits of social distancing in helping to stop the Coronavirus. Because we know that some of our most talented future filmmakers are young, we have also created an award for the best film from someone under 18 years old. While this contest is largely limited to residents of Doña Ana County, we have created a 2nd Best PSA winner for a resident of New Mexico outside of Doña Ana County.

The contest will start on Wednesday April 1 and run through April 30. Online public voting for "Best of Show" will happen from April 28th to April 30th at 8 PM.

A $50 cash prize will be awarded to each category winner. All initial entries will be judged by a panel of industry professionals to determine the winners. The winners from each category will then go on to an audience vote for "Best of Show." The prize for "Best of Show" will be a $50 cash prize.

Winning Categories Include:
Best Short Film
Best Family Film
Best PSA (Doña Ana County)
Best PSA (New Mexico)
Best of Under 18
Best of Show

Participants must create and submit their video from April 1-27 and not before the contest start date.

Team members must adhere to all social distancing and federal/state government protocols regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.coronavirus.gov // https://cv.nmhealth.org

You may collaborate with others, but it must be done remotely.

Physical interactions can only be with team members that live in the same household.

Participants can submit multiple projects for consideration, but only one per category.

All projects must be submitted through FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/At-Home-Movie-Contest

Each person can only vote once for film finalists.

Family members of Film Las Cruces staff or Board of Directors will not be considered for cash prizes.

Contestants will have 4 weeks to create their projects beginning April 1 through April 27. Submissions will open on April 10 and will close on April 27. The winners for each category will notified on April 28. Online voting for “Best of Show” will begin April 28 and end on April 30.