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2018 Taos Shortz winners announced
Taos Shortz Festival director Tizzz Tisdale said this year’s “reboot was a great success and the local audience was extremely thankful to still have Taos Shortz continue.” In his message, he listed all the winners at this year’s March 9-11 event.
Winner: “It’s Just a Gun,” USA, by Brian Robau
Honorable Mention “Monday,” USA, by Dinh Thai
Winner: “Alzhaïmour,” Belgium, by Pierre Van de Kerckhove Honorable Mention: “To Wendy Who Kicked Me When I Said I Love You,” United Kingdom, by Dan Castella
Winner: “Garden Party,” France, by Victor Caire, Gabriel Grapperon Honorable Mention: “Negative Space,” France, by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
Winner: “Night Call,” USA, by March 9-11.
Amanda Renee Knox Honorable Mention: “The Last Virgin,” Spain, by Bárbara Farré Director’s Choice “Madre,” Spain, by Rodrigo Sorogoyen
Winner: “Two Strangers Who Meet Five Times,” United Kingdom, by Marcus Markou Honorable Mention: “Starry Night,” USA, by Paxton Farrar Honorable Mention: “The Robbery,” Spain, by Alfonso Díaz Honorable Mention: “Kill Off,” Australia, by Genevieve Clay-Smith Sean Ashby is in town
Thursday (March 15), 7-10 p.m. Sean Ashby. Canadian solo artist and longtime guitarist for Sarah McLachlan. Taos Mesa Brewing, 20 ABC Mesa Road, off U.S. 64 west. Cover $5. Call (575) 779-7977 Friday (March 16), 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sean Ashby. Rock and alternative pop. Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn, 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. No cover. Call 575) 758-2233. Sunday (March 18), 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sean Ashby. Rock and alternative pop. Adobe Bar at the Taos Inn, 125 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos. Free. Call (575) 758-2233.
Grant Farm at TSV
Saturday (March 17), 4-7 p.m. The Grant Farm. Americana. Taos Ski Valley Resort Center, 116 Sutton Place, Taos Ski Valley. Free. Call (575) 776-2291.
Auditions for ‘Giant Desk Plays’
“The Giant Desk Plays,” a new work by Taos playwright Ned Dougherty, will be presented by and at the Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. This is a series of vignettes using a small cast of actors representing multiple characters, with all action taking place on, under and around a giant desk. Auditions will take place today (March 15) from 4-6 p.m. in the auditorium. Adult male and female roles available. Call (575) 758-2052 for more information.
“GARDEN PARTY,” seen here in a still frame, was the winner in the animation category at the Taos Shortz film festival