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TAOS SHORTZ SNEAK AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Posted by on December 10, 2014 | Comments Off on TAOS SHORTZ SNEAK AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

TAOS SHORTZ FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

Submissions have closed, resulting in over 600 amazing films to screen and judge. This year’s program includes 150+ global and regional short films from 40 different countries.

2015 Sneak preview:

Kicking off the festival Thursday night is a 2 hour Native American program. James Lujan, director of the Institute of American Indian Arts ( IAIA) in Santa Fe will host the show, screening global NA short films and talk about IAIA’s role in promoting indigenous filmmaking worldwide.

Free panel discussions will include a drone workshop and a casting panel.

Taos Shortz Film Fest will blow your cinematic minds this year….

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FESTIVAL DATES: MARCH 19TH TO 22ND, 2015

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Shirley MacLaine to accept Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Posted by on September 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Shirley MacLaine to accept Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival presents its sixth annual event October 15th-19th, 2014 in downtown Santa Fe. The beloved Shirley MacLaine will receive SFIFF’s Lifetime Achievement Award and introduce the film Elsa & Fred at the Lensic Performing Arts Center Sat. Oct. 18th at 6:30 pm.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is invested in Santa Fe as a destination for film. The festival brings cutting-edge programming, the latest independent films and directors, Native cinema, New Mexico films, student films, and masters discussions with top directors, writers, and artists, all in the setting of downtown Santa Fe.

Shirley MacLaine, a veteran in American film, television and theater has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress four times for her roles inThe Apartment, Irma la Douce, Terms of Endearment andMadame Sousatzka. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1983 for her iconic role in Terms of Endearment. MacLaine has since been honored with the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1998 and in 2012, she received the 40th AFI Life Achievement Award, the most honorable praise given in the film industry.

The Awards Ceremony will be followed by Shirley MacLaine’s newest film Elsa & Fred. Elsa & Fred is the story of two people who at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love and make dreams come true. Elsa has lived for the past 60 years dreaming of a moment that Fellini had already envisaged: the scene in ‘La Dolce Vita’ at the Fontana di Trevi. After losing his wife, Fred feels disturbed and confused and his daughter decides that it would be best if he moves into a smaller apartment where he ends up meeting Elsa. From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into his life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left is precious and that he should enjoy it. Fred surrenders to Elsa’s bold, beautiful madness and learns how to live again. After learning about Elsa’s terminal illness, he decides to take her to Rome and reenact the famous scene at the Fontana di Trevi. Co-starring Christopher Plummer and George Segal.

Embracing Santa Fe’s reputation as a city with great theaters, the festival features the hottest selections of international and American independent films at each of the art house theaters in Santa Fe including the Lensic Performing Arts Center, Center for Contemporary Arts, Jean Cocteau Cinema, and The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. The festival also features over 100 films, educational panels, Master’s discussions, and five nights of parties at the hottest downtown venues in Santa Fe.

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White Sands International Film Fest Student Film Contest

Posted by on February 8, 2014 | Comments Off on White Sands International Film Fest Student Film Contest

WSIFF Student Film Contest

From The Las Cruces Sun-News
Las cruces Sunlife By Andi Murphy

Are you, or do you know, a student who loves to work with video? If so, a local competition provides an opportunity for students to gain some solid experience and a notch in their portfolios — and maybe even win a prize.

The White Sands International Film Festival is hosting, for the second time, a contest for students to create a 30- or 60-second promotional video for the festival, slated for Sept. 3 to 7.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students at all levels of the filmmaking process,” said David Salcido, the festival’s artistic director, in a press release.

The contest has three categories – middle school, high school and college – and includes students at public and private schools, universities and colleges.

Area students have until March 15 to create their spot for the 2014 White Sands International Film Festival. The film must include the official event logo, the festival dates, the location (Las Cruces) and the website, wsiff.com.

FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Manhattan Short Feature Film Contest

Posted by on November 13, 2013 | Comments Off on Manhattan Short Feature Film Contest

Manhattan Short Feature Film Contest

On March 6, 2014, one feature film will debut in one hundred cinemas across the United States in the 2nd Annual Feature Film Project. Audiences at each venue will be asked the question.

Should this film return to this cinema for a theatrical release in 2014?
If the majority vote “yes” then that film will return to that cinema for a series of screenings that year.

The Feature Film Project is a venture presented by the MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival tailor made for flmmakers, producers, production companies and sales agents who would like to screen and market their feature film through an already established cinema network across the USA.

Over 100,000 film-lovers attend MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival in over 300 cinemas across six continents annually during one week each year. MANHATTAN SHORT is more than just one of the largest short film festivals in the world today, it is the the world’s first global film festival. Out of the 300 Cinemas that partner with the Festival over 50% of them are in the United States. MANHATTAN SHORT has a direct mailing list of over 70,000 film lovers,in the USA alone with all of them in close proximity to each participating cinema in the Feature Film Project, who are all ready and waiting to judge your film on March 6, 2014

The Deadline for entries is December 13. 2013

The selected Feature Film will be marketed through the same channels as MANHATTAN SHORT.

Financials – The Box Office of the films’ theatrical releases throughout 2014 will be the following. Cinemas shall retain 50%, Filmmaker/Producers receive 25%, MANHATTAN SHORT will receive 25%.

MANHATTAN SHORT will cover the costs of Posters & Shipping.

Filmmakers/Producers shall retain 100% of all digital downloads, VOD, DVD and cable TV rights. The Project is about getting a film into cinemas and letting the public discover it.

Click here to enter!

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#NMFilm “Sweet Vengeance” Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Santa Fe

Posted by on October 17, 2013 | Comments Off on #NMFilm “Sweet Vengeance” Gets Red Carpet Treatment in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is pleased to present the Red Carpet Gala screening of the New Mexico-made film SWEETWATER on Friday October 18th, 7pm at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. Writers and directors Logan and Noah Miller will be in attendance to introduce the picture and follow with Q&A. Sweet Vengeance is set against the magnificent New Mexico country side, directed by the Miller Brothers create a wonderful stylistic western starring January Jones and Ed Harris. In the late 1800’s, a beautiful former prostitute (January Jones) tries to build an honest life with her husband in the rugged plains of New Mexico. When she catches the eye of a sadistic and powerful religious leader (Jason Isaacs) her life is violently turned upside down. She embarks on a bloody course of vengeance with the assistance of a renegade sheriff (Ed Harris). Special private reception at Pippin Contemporary at 5 pm featuring the music of Nacha Mendez. Red Carpet Gala event starts at 6:30pm at Lensic Performing Arts Center. Tickets on sale now for all events www.ticketsantafe.org or call 505-988-1234.

Join Santa Fe independent Film Festival extravaganza with a Red Carpet event provided by IATSE local 480. After-party to follow at Kristin Johnson Fine Art with GROUPIES exhibition photos by Baron Wolman. Come Dressed as a groupies. The night ends with a dance-party at Rouge Cat.

Friday October 18th at 10:45 am SFIFF will feature the Tribeca Film Festival hit BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, a spirited bluegrass soundtrack accompanies the turbulent relationship of Didier, a banjo-playing atheist, and Elise, a singing tattoo-artist with her own spirituality. When tragedy strikes, their love and beliefs are put to the test. A bluegrass band will play after the screening at CCA.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Mission Statement
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico by showcasing the latest talent in independent films both local and global.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival:

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) McDowell Construction, Premier Distributing Company, Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Fine Art & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios; (community sponsors) Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort, Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, EZTV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila,, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restaurant, Tanti Luce 221, Santa Fe Spirits.

Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project. Partially funded by 1% Lodgers Tax.

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Film Education at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Posted by on October 8, 2013 | Comments Off on Film Education at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

VOTE Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

As Santa Fe welcomes October, it also receives its biggest year thus far in independent cinema as The Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns with over 100 screenings and events fit for the cinephiles across town and beyond.

The festival begins on Wednesday October 16th, 2013 and stretches until Sunday October 20th, 2013; a week filled with informative workshops and panels lead by experienced filmmakers and writers, and non-stop screenings of shorts and features alike, spanning across multiple genres. SFIFFF offers multiply interactive and informative panels, workshops, master discussion, and screenings that offer diverse and rare opportunities for education on film.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is honored to have the great cinematographer Lee Daniel as the 2013 Visiting Artist. Lee Daniel is the acclaimed cinematographer of Dazed and Confused, Before Sunset, and Slacker. He will be hosting a Master Discussion about the craft of cinematography on Sunday October 20th at 12pm at the Center for Contemporary Arts.

SFIFF is very excited for a very special Master Discussion with George RR Martin the acclaimed author of the Song of Ice and Fire, which was adapted into the HBO Game of Thones Series. Listing to the renowned writer discuss the art of writing with Kirk Ellis ( John Adams, Into the West) at the newly restored Jean Cocteau Cinema. Listen to two master authors discuss the craft of writing and adaptation for the screen.

An educative writing lab with Blacula’s writer Joan Torres, John Nichols of Milagro Beanfield War and television writer Ron Bloomberg (Home Improvement, Three’s Company, All in the Family) all get together to discuss the art of writing and the different stages that one goes through. This writing lab will be held at the CCA Studio on Friday October 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM, seating limited tickets on sale now. Following immediately after, a production panel features works class producers like David Sontag, an award-winning writer and producer that’s written for Columbia Pictures, MGM, and Hollywood Pictures among others, producing shows such as A Christmas Memory and Shindig, and David Paulsen, writer and producer of beloved television shows Dallas and Dynasty. These veteran producers of television and film join the hottest independent film producers in a discussion about the future of American cinema. Festival Passes and individual tickets are now for sale at www.ticketssantafe.org or call 505.988.1234.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is also honored to present I Am Divine, the documentary by Jeffrey Schwarz that hands the audience the definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, which honors him in the way he always craved — as a serious artist and immortal star after being John Waters’ muse and the adored international drag icon. The screening will be held on Friday October 18th, 2013 at 5:30 PM at the CCA Main Theater www.ticketssantafe.org.

In honor of this screening and fans of the man who started it all, JOHN WATERS himself will be performing his one man show “This Filthy World” LIVE at the Lensic on Saturday Oct. 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is also offering the opportunity to have an intimate dinner with John Waters before his show. Seating is limited, $500 includes intimate dinner and front row ticket to This Filthy World. Tickets are on sale now at www.lensic.org.

SFIFF proudly presents the world premiere of Alexis Krasilovsky’s Pastriology on Thursday October 17, 2013 7:00 pm at The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. Pastriology is a documentary that was in the making for five years and traveled around twelve countries focusing on the topic of food and human’s gluttonous ways to the calamity of world hunger. Following this screening, a Film & Food Celebration will be held in the same location for a special reception to celebrate Santa Fe’s local, fresh cuisine. Tickets now on sale at www.ticketssantafe.org. After party follows the event at the elegant and unique restaurant Tanti Luce, 221 Shelby St. Music provided by Ice House Music.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Mission Statement.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico by showcasing the latest talent in independent films both local and global.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) McDowell Construction, Premier Distributing Company, Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Fine Art & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios,HDNM & Stepbridge Studios; (community sponsors) Buffalo Thunder Casino & Resort, Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, Zane Bennett Contemporary Art, EZTV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila,, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restaurant, Tanti Luce 221, Santa Fe Spirits.

Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project. Partially funded by 1% Lodgers Tax.

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Shortage of New Mexico made shorts for TAOS SHORTZ

Posted by on October 2, 2013 | Comments Off on Shortage of New Mexico made shorts for TAOS SHORTZ

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OH NO! The cool, quirky fest that is the Taos Shortz, is short on locally made entries!

¡Que esta pasando aquí!

Festival producers are flooded with global submissions, but report a deficit in the home grown productions department.

Call for Entries:

Come join the hottest shorts film fest in the country. Taos Shortz is dedicated to featuring quality juried short films from around the globe and provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.

Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard?

If you think you have what it takes…

SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

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#NMFilm Sweetwater: Sweet Vengeance

Posted by on October 1, 2013 | Comments Off on #NMFilm Sweetwater: Sweet Vengeance

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The New Mexico made film, SWEET VENGEANCE (formerly titled Sweetwater) was already a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now the state will have its very own screening at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

Beginning with a Red Carpet Gala Event at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico’s premiere of Sweet Vengeance on October 19th will include an introduction and Q & A with Logan Miller and Noah Miller – who co-wrote the movie.

The film, directed by Logan Miller, stars Ed Harris, January Jones, Jason Isaacs, Eduardo Noriega, Stephen Root and Jason Aldean.

Tickets are on sale now.

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Taos Shortz Early Bird Submissions

Posted by on September 11, 2013 | Comments Off on Taos Shortz Early Bird Submissions

Taos Shortz Call For Early Bird Entries

Call for Entries OPEN for the 2014 Taos Shortz Film Fest – EARLYBIRD DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 22ND!!

Come join the hottest shorts film fest in the country. Taos Shortz is dedicated to featuring quality juried short films from around the globe and provide filmmakers with a venue to showcase their work, participate in workshops, panels, and network with fellow filmmakers, media companies, producers and distributors.
Do you have a tale to tell? A secret to reveal? A truth that screams to be heard? If you think you have what it takes…
SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

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The early bird catches the great submission fee…

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SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS JOHN WATERS LIVE TO THE LENSIC

Posted by on September 11, 2013 | Comments Off on SANTA FE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS JOHN WATERS LIVE TO THE LENSIC

John Waters Filthy Word Live in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces a special evening with John Waters will be the highlight of the 2013 fest on Saturday, October 19th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. The main event of the evening will be John Waters LIVE. In his newest one-man-show “This Filthy World”, John Waters (HAIRSPRAY, CRYBABY) highlights his impressive film career and perverse taste. The living independent film legend who William Burroughs dubbed “The Pope of Trash,” will follow his show with a book signing of his latest title ROLE MODELS. This is John Waters first performance in Santa Fe. The evening is topped with Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s popular V.I.P Party hosted by Gary Farmer and The Troublemakers at the San Francisco Bar & Grill just down San Francisco Street near the Plaza.

Tickets for John Waters LIVE “This Filfthy World” range from $18 to $58 and are available at ticketsantafe.org or call #505-988-1234 on Monday September 16th.

“No filmmaker embodies the independent spirit and honesty the way that the great John Waters. He is a true independent spirit and we are extremely honored to have him at the festival.” said Jacques Paisner, Executive Director and Co- founder.

John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the 1950s, obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his counter-culture friends as his cast, Waters began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-’60s. By the early 1970s, he was making features, breaking into world-wide notoriety with PINK FLAMINGOS (1972) – a bold exercise in ultra-bad taste. Waters successfully crossed over to Hollywood with HAIRSPRAY(1988). Waters continues to create daring independent films today. His films HAIRSPRAY was turned into the eight time Tony award-winning Broadway musical.

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An Evening with John Waters is part of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s Baltimore Program. Other films include: I AM DIVINE and 12 O’CLOCK BOYS.

I AM DIVINE is a definitive biographical portrait of Harris Glenn Milstead, a.k.a. Divine, and honors him in just the way he always craved – as a serious artist and an immortal star.

12 O’CLOCK BOYS, Pug, a wisecracking 13 year old living on a dangerous Westside block, has one goal in mind: to join The Twelve O’Clock Boys; the notorious urban dirt-bike gang of Baltimore. Converging from all parts of the inner city, they invade the streets and clash with police, who are forbidden to chase the bikes for fear of endangering the public.

Special tickets for a private intimate dinner party with John Waters preceding his show go on sale for $500 each, on a first come, first serve basis, includes reserved seating. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 16th, please visit ticketsantafe.org or call 505.988.1234.

The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 with the Oscar nominee John Sayles’s thriller GO FOR SISTERS introduced by co-star and actor Yolanda Ross (TREME, SPECTOR) and come to a rest on Sunday October 20, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and exploratory workshops.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is the hot, fast-growing film festival where innovative filmmakers have a place to screen their films to the diverse audiences in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the annual 5 day film fest the third week in October, now in its 5th year, and, at special events throughout the year.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships to help fund the 5th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (official sponsors) Bishop’s Lodge and Resort, Inn and Spa at Loretto, Eldorado Hotel, Studio X, Kristin Johnson Gallery & Ice House Music, Garrett’s Desert Inn, The Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, The Santa Fe Reporter, Hutton Broadcasting, The Film School at SFUAD, Garson Studios; (community sponsors) Center for Contemporary Arts, Pippin Contemporary, EZ TV Install, Dos Lunas Tequila, HDNM & Stepbridge Studios, High Desert Digital, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Palace Restuarnt, Tanti Luce, Santa Fe Spirits.

Other funding provided by: Santa Fe Arts Commission, McCune Charitable Foundation, and Kindle Project.

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SFlFF in the running for Coolest Film Fest

Posted by on July 5, 2013 | Comments Off on SFlFF in the running for Coolest Film Fest

VOTE Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Industry heavy weight publication, MovieMaker Magazine is on the hunt for the COOLEST Film Festivals in the country. And if there’s one thing New Mexico’s famed “City Different” is most renowned for…it’s COOL! Couple that with the crazy talent and passion of the capitol city’s film and overall arts communities and we have a WINNER!

Vote the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals!!!

Santa Fe Independent Film Fest is in the running for Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Fests. Every year Moviemaker Magazine announces the top 25 coolest film festivals around. This year they have opened up the voting to festival goers. Thanks to your support Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is one of 80 film fests on the shortlist. Now we need your help to win our pool #10. Vote for Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and tell the world how cool our festival and city really are. Please vote today, voting ends on Monday July 8th. Vote here! It’s so easy!

From Moviemaker’s Lara Conocino, “You’re probably aware that every fall, for the better part of a decade, we’ve published a list of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals”-the sister list to our “50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.” After a lot of debate and consideration, we decided to kick the “Coolest” list up a notch this year and let our readers nominate and vote on their favorite film festivals.”

Please vote for Santa Fe Independent Film Festival!

Don’t forget to attend Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and Santa Fe Rep present The Rocky Horror Picture Show in the Railyard Park with live shadow cast. Movie starts at 8 p.m. after party at Rouge Cat start at 10pm.

The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will begin on Wednesday October 16, 2013 and come to a rest on Sunday October 21, 2013, holding five (5) days of independent film, interactive social events, and numerous instructive and expository workshops.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is geared towards giving creative filmmakers a place to screen their film in Santa Fe, NM. SFIFF invites filmmakers from around the world to screen their innovative work to the diverse audience of Santa Fe, NM.

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