The Santa Fe Film Festival is an annual event that has been a staple of Santa Fe since 2000. The festival exists to celebrate cinematic arts both in New Mexico and beyond. Every year, over the course of five days, the festival screens up to 60+ movies while hosting panel discussions, parties, workshops, and awards.
Santa Fe Film Festival Mission
The mission of the Santa Fe Film Festival is:
“The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally.
Our annual event honors everyone working both on and off screen to bring the best of film creation, production and showings to the public. We constantly seek improvement in our line of respective crafts and provide filmmakers with resources to pursue their dreams further.
The Santa Fe Film Festival focuses on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and all movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties!
The Festival will continue to grow as the leading exhibition and portal for all things cinematic in New Mexico.”
Santa Fe Film Festival Awards
Award categories for the Santa Fe Film Festival, subject to change every year, have included:
Best LGBTQ+ Short
Best Latin Shorts
Best Native Film
Best Native Director
Best Native Cinematography
Best Afro Cinema
Best Music in a Film
Best Music Video
Sisters of Cinema Award
Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmaker
Lifetime Achievement Award
Santa Fe Film Festival Promo
Here’s a 30-second Santa Fe Film Festival promo / commercial from 2016: