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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.

Dra­matic Fic­tion

Win­ner: “It’s Just a Gun,” USA, by Brian Robau

Hon­or­able Men­tion “Mon­day,” USA, by Dinh Thai

Com­edy Fic­tion

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

An­i­ma­tion

Win­ner: “Gar­den Party,” France, by Victor Caire, Gabriel Grap­peron Hon­or­able Men­tion: “Neg­a­tive Space,” France, by Max Porter and Ru Kuwa­hata

Emerg­ing Artist

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

Peo­ple’s Choice

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.

COURTESY PHOTO

“GAR­DEN PARTY,” seen here in a still frame, was the win­ner in the an­i­ma­tion cat­e­gory at the Taos Shortz film fes­ti­val

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