Presented by The Rotary Club of SC, NM and the New Media iDEA lab at WNMU
The Rotary Club of SC in conjunction with WNMU and the Silver Screen Society have launched a film competition. Film-makers of all levels are invited to attend the commemoration of the invasion of Columbus, NM by Pancho Villa's Posse in 1916. Filming competition will take place during the Centennial memorial that will be March 9-12, 2016.
This footage will be paired down, and available via dropbox here:

You do not have to attend any events, you just need to create a short film and submit it here. You may or may not use the footage we are making available above.

There will be three entry categories: HS students, University students, and Independent filmmakers. Prizes of $500 for each category will be awarded as well as Scholarships at WNMU.


Open to all
NO entry fee

Teams are invited to take part in filming/documentation taking place during the Commemoration in Columbus, NM. However this is *not* necessary. We will compile a catalog of clips, and media resources for teams to use to create their films.


High School Students (under 18 years of age)
College and University Students (with valid ID)

Judging Criteria

• Films must relate in some way to the 1916 invasion
• Must be less than 15 minutes
• Should be recent, although this is not necessary.
• Quality of the film submitted
• Any format that will play on vimeo is acceptable. Installations/alternative projection strategies are encouraged!
• Language: Spanish or English


Films must be uploaded to

Deadline 4/15