ABQ Balloon Fiesta To Provide Collegiate Film Makers With Unique Opportunity

This year will mark the 41st time that the Balloon Fiesta has filled Albuquerque’s crystal blue skies.  Still the premier international ballooning event powered by the perfect October climate and a phenomenon called the “Albuquerque Box,” (a combination of weather patterns and geographic landscape, the box allows balloonists to control and even retrace their adventure), this year the Balloon Fiesta Film Fest Presented by Comcast will provide collegiate filmmakers the opportunity to develop short films/digital videos featuring different aspects of the 2012 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

To find out more about this unique opportunity, visit http://www.balloonfiesta.com/media and register your credentials.

The place to be in October is at Balloon Fiesta Park. The 200 acres of grass and booths will be filled with balloons and vendors selling everything from traditional New Mexican food to balloon memorabilia. Each year balloon teams from around the world participate in the event and news coverage originates from more than 50 countries. It has become the most photographed event in the world.

Photo taken by Paul D deBerjeois