THE AFI'S INDEPENDENT FILM AND VIDEO AWARD WINNERS are video artist Bill Viola, filmmaker Bruce Conner, and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer. The Maya Deren Awards, presented annually by the American Film Institute, will be given on Feb. 3 in New York. THE BOSTON COMPOSERS STRING QUARTET performs its long-awaited debut concert this Sunday at 3 p.m. in Jordan Hall. The recital, featuring four new major works by Boston composers, marks the beginning of a tour that culminates in a performance of the same program at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York, Feb. 8. WORKS FOR COMPUTER, INSTRUMENTS, voice, and choir will be presented Saturday in Cambridge, Mass., by Newcomp, the New England Computer Arts Association. Here, a computer is either present on stage, used in live performance, or used as a tool for the production of music from tape or score. Among the composers are James Dashow (Rome), Otte Laske (Boston), and Tamas Ungvary (Stockholm). Performers include Jan Williams (soprano), Nancy Cirillo (violin), and the Salisbury Singers. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at First Church Congregational. Call (617) 522-6885 for reservations. ACTORS THEATRE OF ST. PAUL, MINN., opens its second annual Minnesota One Act Play Festival today. Nine plays, many of which are world, national, or local premi`eres, will be presented through Feb. 14. Plays include ``The Zoo Story,'' by Edward Albee; ``Hughie,'' by Eugene O'Neill; ``Fire in the Basement,'' by Czechoslovak writer Pavel Kohout; and ``The Lost Colony,'' by Wendy MacLeod. ONE OF ITALY'S HIGHEST CIVILIAN HONORS will be granted to Adrienne Mancia, a film curator with New York's Museum of Modern Art. The award, called the Croce della Repubblica, is rarely given to non-Italians. It will be presented today in New York by Italian consul general Francesco Corrias.