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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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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2014

Posted by on June 25, 2014 | Comments Off on The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2014

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s submission deadline is fast approaching submit your film today for a chance to be a part of one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Coolest Film Festivals on the Planet” and “50 Festival’s Worth the Entry Fee in 2014”.

Late deadline for entries is July 1st, 2014, final deadline: August 1st, 2014.

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
October 15th- 19th, 2014

For more information, visit: Santafeindependent.com

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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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LIVE Screenplay Reading Casting – Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Posted by on October 11, 2013 | Comments Off on LIVE Screenplay Reading Casting – Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Up the River Native American Narrative casting voice talent

CASTING STAGED SCREENPLAY READING – ONLY 4 ROLES LEFT!!

SAG & Non-union ok.

Those interested can respond to us directly at :

MidthunderCasting @gmail.com

*please put the character name you fit in the subject line*

*submit headshots and resume’s UNDER 1 MEG*

There will not be auditions. We are casting off headshots and resumes.

We are currently casting a STAGED LIVE SCREENPLAY READING of the feature
film, UP THE RIVER, which will be directed by CHRIS EYRE (director: “FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS”, “LAW & ORDER SVU”) as an event for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

The performance will be held at the Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe on:

Saturday, October 19 at 1pm with a rehearsal from 1-4 on Saturday, October 12

WES STUDI (actor: “HEAT”, “AVATAR”) is slated to play a lead role.

There is no pay for the reading or rehearsal – this is an event being put on by the SFIFF to showcase both the screenplay and actor talent.

THE ONLY ROLES WE ARE STILL CASTING:

[NARRATOR] Good character voice

[LT. WITHERS] 30’s, a Dudley Do-Right type of officer, Lt. Withers is part of the Royal British Infantry at Fort Cedrick. A good soldier who works under General Web…LEAD

[MARIA] 20’s – A young English/American woman, Maria is portly, literally a well rounded young woman. She’s the opposite of her sister, Selena, with whom she’s traveling through the New World. Maria terrifies Selena with her salacious tales of the brutality and sexuality of men, and though Maria makes a point of disdaining men, she’s obviously just waiting to get her hands on one..LEAD
*THIS CAN BE PLAYED BY A MAN OR WOMAN*

[SGT. HASTINGS] 20’s This British soldier under Lt. Withers is disguised as a Native American, per Withers’ plan. Insisting he be called by his “Indian” name (Wet Rain)… 2 speeches & 3 lines

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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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#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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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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Overwhelming NM Community Response Spurs Changes to Bless Me Ulitima Premiere

Posted by on September 28, 2012 | Comments Off on Overwhelming NM Community Response Spurs Changes to Bless Me Ulitima Premiere

BREAKING NEWS: Santa Fe IFF Changes Screening Date for BLESS ME, ULTIMA with Rudolfo Anaya in Attendance Due to Overwhelming Community Response

**All tickets purchased for the original Wednesday Oct. 17 showing will receive entrance to the after party at Zia Diner on Wednesday, October 17th and also have a seat at the premiere on Thursday, October 18th at the Lensic.**

Santa Fe, NM: The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival announces that the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA will now be at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on the 2nd day of the fest with Rudolfo Anaya in attendance on Thursday, October 18th to accommodate the overwhelming community response.

Santa Fe IFF and The Lensic are honored that author Rudolfo Anaya will be at the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME ULTIMA to accept the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s American Author Award and to sign his books before the premiere. Luke Ganalon the actor who stars as the young Antonio, and Benito Martinez, who plays Antonio’s father Gabriel, will introduce the film.

Due to the astounding advance ticket sales, Santa Fe IFF has also extended the BLESS ME, ULTIMA events to two days beginning on the 1st day of the Fest, Wednesday, October 17th with a special party hosted by the Zia Diner where owner, restaurateur Beth Koch has created a menu inspired by the recipes from Rudolfo Anaya’s book to celebrate the NM premiere of the movie at 9 p.m. at 326 South Guadalupe Street in the Rail Yard.

The venue and date of the screening of BLESS ME, ULTIMA have been changed from Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m. at Warehouse 21 to Thursday, October 18th at 7 p.m. at the Lensic. Tickets for the screening are available now at ticketssantafe.org and the Lensic box office 505.988.1234.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support of sponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years’ committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21, Lensic Performing Arts Center; (community sponsors) IATSE Local 480, HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and the McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers, and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

The 4th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival
twitter.com/SFIndieFilmFest

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The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival

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Author Judy Blume to Attend New Mexico Premiere of Tiger Eyes

Posted by on September 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Author Judy Blume to Attend New Mexico Premiere of Tiger Eyes

Santa Fe, NM – Tickets are now on sale for the Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival for the 5 day fest, Wednesday, October 17th through Sunday, October 21st. All Festival passes and day passes can be purchased through the Lensic box office or ticketssantafe.org. Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will feature 80 films over 5 days and nights, host 20 filmmaker forums/workshops, Awards Ceremonies, VIP Events, a Filmmakers’ Brunch and 6 After-parties at the hottest venues in Santa Fe. Full schedule can be seen at Santafeiff.com.

Santa Fe IFF kicks off the festival with the New Mexico premiere of BLESS ME, ULTIMA. based on the iconic novel by beloved New Mexico Author RUDOLFO ANAYA. It closes on Sunday evening, October 21st at The Lensic Performing Arts Center with the New Mexican premiere of best-selling Author JUDY BLUME’s TIGER EYES directed by her son Lawrence Blume. “Shot in state and featuring charismatic performances from both Russell Means and son Tatanka, Lawrence Blume’s TIGER EYES – based on the classic teen novel by his mom Judy Blume – stars “Gossip Girl” WILLA HOLLAND as Davey, the teenager hurled into growing up after her father is murdered and mom relocates her and her younger brother from Atlantic City to Los Alamos, New Mexico.” ( Lauren Wissot Filmmaker Magazine and Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming) Judy and Lawrence will be in attendance and Judy Blume will sign her books after the premiere of TIGER EYES at the Lensic, The screening will be preceded by Santa Fe IFF’s Non-Juried Awards Ceremony hosted by GARY FARMER Santa Fe IFF’s Advisory Board Chair when TIGER EYES star TATANKA MEANS will be awarded the festival’s First Annual Tamalewood Award for his work in New Mexico. Judy and Lawrence Blume will also join Santa Fe IFF’s Screenwriting panel with RON BLOOMBERG (THREE’S COMPANY, ALL IN THE FAMILY) on Saturday, October 20th at 4 p.m. at Warehouse21.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival relies on the generous support ofsponsors andcorporate partnerships to help fund the 4th Annual Film Festival. A special thanks to this years committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Loretto,Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic, Warehouse 21; (community sponsors) HDNM, ,La Posada de Santa Fe Resort, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Santa Fe Studios, IATSE Local 480, Santa Fe Studios, Garson Studios, Albuquerque Studios, Whole Foods; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Ace Hardware, Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other partners include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and Film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe.The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission in exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Premieres NM’s Bless Me Ultima

Posted by on August 27, 2012 | Comments Off on Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Premieres NM’s Bless Me Ultima

From the Book that was Banned, Burned and Forbidden, the New Mexico Movie Premiere of Bless Me, Ultima Opens the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 17, 2012.

Santa Fe, NM (August 27, 2012) The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is thrilled to announce its 2012 festival will open with the New Mexico premiere of Bless Me, Ultima the film based on the beloved classic, “the book that was banned, burned, and forbidden.” Bless Me, Ultima written by treasured New Mexico author Rudolfo Anaya will kick off the fourth year of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival on October 17th at Warehouse 21 heading up a full festival schedule over 5 days in 4 venues in downtown Santa Fe. Santa Fe IFF runs October 17th to 21st with over 75 film screenings, filmmaker workshops and after-parties. The Opening night party will be held at Zia Diner with a special menu created by local restaurateur Beth Koch based on recipes from Bless Me, Ultima. The Awards Ceremony will be on Saturday October 20th at The Lensic Performing Arts Center. This year, Santa Fe IFF inaugurates its New Mexico Tin Pie Plate Awards created by Fred Ray Lopez of santafetinworks.com to hold their signature Pie Awards homemade by the Executive Director’s Mom.

Rudolfo Anaya’s Bless Me, Ultima is a drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly curandera who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village. Many New Mexicans can remember growing up reading this incredible book, and have long awaited the movie. Bless Me, Ultima is an award-winning classic, however, it has been controversial and has been banned in school curriculum and public libraries, as recently as this year in Arizona. Opening the festival with Bless Me, Ultima represents Santa Fe IFF’s commitment to supporting films made in New Mexico featuring a New Mexican cast and crew. Executive Director Jacques Paisner states, “The mission of Santa Fe IFF is to show that New Mexico is the best place to watch and make films. We are especially excited to present the New Mexico premiere of Bless Me Ultima written here by a beloved New Mexico author and filmed in our state.”

Santa Fe IFF is excited that Southwest CARE Center has come on as a contributing partner to bring the timely critically acclaimed film Call Me Kuchu to the 2012 fest. David Kato, the first openly gay man in Uganda and his fellow activists work tirelessly to defeat a new bill that threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death, while combating vicious persecution in their daily lives.”Racking up awards from the Berlin Film Festival to Toronto’s Hot Docs, and closing this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival at NYC’s Film Society of Lincoln Center…Call Me Kuchu… is one of those rare docs that manages to enlighten, uplift and enrage in equal doses.” Lauren Wissot (Santa Fe IFF Director of Programming, Filmmaker Magazine Contributing Editor) Call Me Kuchu will screen at CCA (Center for Contemporary Arts) on Friday, October 19. For info on Santa Fe IFF 2012 festival passes and tickets go to www.santafeiff.com or call 505 349-1414.

Sponsors of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival program, events and filmmaker brunch rely on the generous support of sponsors and corporate partnerships. A special thanks to this year’s committed sponsors: (media partner) Hutton Broadcasting; (official sponsors) Inn and Spa at Lorretto, Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort and Spa, Studio X, Hotel Santa Fe, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Warehouse 21, IATSE Local 480, HDNM, Santa Fe Studios; (community sponsors) La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa, Garrett’s Desert Inn, San Francisco Street Bar & Grill, Zia Diner, Cowgirl BBQ, Flying Star, Ore House at Milagro, Inside Santa Fe, Garson Studios; (signature sponsors) Tamalewood, High Desert Digital, Meow Wolf, Fred Ray Lopez of Santa Fe Tinworks, Whole Foods; (contributing partners) Santa Fe University of Art and Design, Southwest CARE Center, Quail Run, KUNM, Hinkle Law Firm, Farm to Restaurant New Mexico, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Healing; (festival partners) Century Bank, Image Ratio, One Mind Design.
Other supporters include: Santa Fe County, Santa Fe Arts Commission, Kindle Project, and McCune Foundation.

About the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival was founded four years ago by local filmmakers to bring the best of independent film to Santa Fe and reignite the historic love affair between Santa Fe and film. 2012 marks the fourth year of Santa IFF’s all volunteer organization offering a growing festival for independent film, filmmakers and film lovers. Santa Fe IFF is dedicated to the economic development of our city and New Mexico film. Santa Fe IFF is committed to attracting a growing number of people who make and love films from all over the world to join this year’s Fest to enjoy independent films and the unique charm of Santa Fe. The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival continues its mission of exhibiting the best of independent film to diverse audiences, creating educational opportunities, and building community partnerships.

The Fourth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 17 to 21, 2012. For more information contact:
505.349.1414
Info@santafeiff.com
santafeiff.com
facebook.com/santafeindependentfilmfestival

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