December 7 – 11, 2016

The original Santa Fe Film Festival has brought to life the silver-screen for over 16 years! And this December we are back to present our 16th annual festival!

The Santa Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts in New Mexico and globally. The annual event honors those working behind the scenes and on screen to bring the best of film creation, production, and screenings to the public. Our goal is to bring the community and visitors to Santa Fe together to celebrate film and to provide filmmakers with resources, connections, and training to pursue their dreams. The Santa Fe Film Festival focuses on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and discriminating movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and well-attended parties.

The festival has a storied history and continues to grow as the leading exhibition and educational portal for all things cinematic in New Mexico. Join us!

All Access Passes are on sale

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Individual film tickets are available at the theater showing the film


Click Here to Download the 2016 Catalog

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Where to stay

Hotel Santa Fe

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Hotel Santa Fe offers a special $75 rate for the film festival.  Mention the film festival or click on the link below to receive the discounted rate.

Hospitality is an honored tradition. In this spirit we welcome you to Santa Fe’s only Native American owned hotel. Located in Historic Downtown Santa Fe and in the heart of the vibrant Santa Fe Railyard District with museums, galleries, shops and restaurants just outside our door. Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa offers a unique cultural experience, from our luxurious rooms and suites to the lilting notes of a Native flute to the casual and inviting atmosphere of our newly remodeled Amaya Restaurant at our boutique Santa Fe hotel. This difference truly sets Hotel Santa Fe, The Hacienda and Spa a world apart.

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La Posada de Santa Fe

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La Posada will honor a local’s rate of $99 for film festival attendees.

Nestled on six carefully manicured acres just steps from the historic Plaza, La Posada de Santa Fe stands out as an artful hotel in the heart of Santa Fe, NM. Authentic adobe-style architecture, unique accommodations, award-winning service, diverse dining options, and a subtle sense of Southwestern magic and charm come together to create La Posada – The Art Hotel of Santa Fe.

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How to Get Around

Bolt

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Bolt is a local transportation company. Using vehicles such as the Tesla Model S, Bolt offers on-demand, and pre-scheduled, rides in clean, electric cars that can be powered by 100% renewable energy…. all at a refreshingly affordable price. They are offering 50% off rates for the festival with promo code SFFF.  Got to www.boltride.com to download the app and schedule a pickup.

Enterprise Rental

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You may also rent a car through our partner: www.enterprise.com.  Use the code: L34C316 for a discount for festival goers.


Where to Eat/Drink

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Cowgirl

 

A Santa Fe Classic!  Cowgirl has BBQ, Southwestern food, and more in addtion to a great bar with lots of beers on tap.  They will offer beer specials throughout the festival.

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The Palace Restaurant and Saloon

 

The legendary Palace Restaurant and Saloon is destination for visitors to Santa Fe and a local hotspot. The welcoming decor, where traditional Victorian style merges with the Spanish Colonial aesthetic of New Mexico in the wild west of the 1850s provides a distinct atmosphere for elegant dining and relaxed bar fare.

The saloon, with its red, flocked velvet wallpaper recalls the era of La Doña Tules and the gambling halls and saloons of yesteryear. The dining room combines classic elegance–chandeliers, historic photographs, tasteful art to create a comfortable, lively space for an unforgettable meal.

The Palace will be providing 20% off food for passholders and serves food late into the night!


About Santa Fe

Santa Fe is known as the City Different and within one visit, you will know why. Santa Fe embodies a rich history, melding Hispanic, Anglo and Native American cultures whose influences are apparent in everything from the architecture, the food, the art and on. Remember, we’re seated at an elevation of 7,000 feet, so come and partake of 320 sunny days per year.

Santa Fe has long been a center for arts and culture; Santa Fe ranks as the country’s third largest art market. You’ll find nearly 300 galleries and dealers to explore. Santa Fe has the 3rd largest State Museum system in the country featuring culture, history and traditions of this region and the world. With a backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the world-class Santa Fe Opera makes its home here and we want you to feel right at home here tooǃ

In recent years, Santa Fe has earned a stellar reputation with food-lovers just like you. We’ve got more than 200 restaurant choices ranging from our local New Mexican flavors to creative Southwestern cuisine to authentic world cuisines.

If exercise is what you crave, you can hike and bike year-round. Ski Santa Fe opens the slopes from Thanksgiving through Easter. From the great outdoors and open sky where you’ll enjoy white water river rafting, horseback riding, fly-fishing, or the nurturing of indoors, you’ll indulge in your favorite types of fitness classes around our gem of a city.


Films Highlights News Schedule


2016 News


Michael Madsen and Director Herman Vaske Join for a Special Screening of Dennis Hopper Documentary

Actor Michael Madsen Joins Director Hermann Vaske for Q&A Following Screening of Uneasy Rider Filmmaker, Hermann Vaske and Actor Michael Madsen Discuss and Take Questions Regarding Documentary About Actor, Artist and New Mexico Resident, Dennis Hopper in, Uneasy…

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2016 Agenda


Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Georgia O'Keefe Museum
      This year’ poster was designed by Santa Fe artist Felicia Gabaldon. Come get a hand signed copy, meet the artist, and get ready for this year’s festival! Only during this event, you can get $100...
Dec 7 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Bad Girls Little Dude Anthem
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Set in a small Southern US town in the autumn of 1941, Sophie’s life is transformed when an Asian man arrives under mysterious circumstances. Their love affair becomes the lightning rod for long buried conflicts that erupt in...
Dec 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Mele Murals (Documentary Feature) (65 mins.) (Dir. Tadeshi Nakamura) Mele Murals’ is a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native. Set against the resurgence of Hawaiian...
Dec 8 @ 1:30 pm – 3:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info for The Heart Outright
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
The Fox and the Whale Pearl Three Fools A Love Story Adam Slow and Steady
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
On the Farm (Narrative Feature) (90 mins.) (Dir. Rachel Talalay) Based on journalist Stevie Cameron’s 2010 bestselling account of real-life events, the film follows the women who fought against the indifference of police that allowed one of Canada’s...
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Prison Dogs The Gathering Patarei Prison
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Groundless Fils The School Bag Wannabe Attempt to Rise Heavy Feathers Pregnant Pause Truth In Life
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Before the West Coast An Undeniable Voice
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Between The Divide
Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Porcelain Horse For My Lovers
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
First Contact Indigo Mia bihttos Un Jour The Hero Pose How to Steal A Canoe Can You Dig It?
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Click for more info Occupy, Texas Porcupine Two Dollar Bill
Dec 8 @ 9:30 pm – 11:15 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Click for more info for Fourth Phase
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
American Epic: Out of the Many, the One Almost 100 years ago, the invention of the first electric recording machine changed the world forever. This film traces some of the earliest recorded musicians, their never-before-told stories and the...
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Hair on my Head-A personal documentary investigates what hair means to identity and how this is formed in other cultures.   4242-A young female teenage immigrant is trying to redefine her identity after being forced to leave home....
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
The Lost City of Cecil B. Demille A Done Deal
Dec 9 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Forgotten Bayou Tootsie
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Click for info for Agnes Martin: With My Back to the World
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Screen, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Driving with Selvi (Documentary Feature) (75 mins.) (Elisa Paloschi) Selvi is forced to marry at a young age, only to find herself in a violent and abusive marriage. One day in deep despair, she chooses to escape, going...
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
More info for The Other Kids
Dec 9 @ 3:45 pm – 5:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Pet Fooled (Documentary Feature) (75 mins.) (Dir. Kohl Harrington) Pet Fooled takes viewers on a journey with Dr. Karen Becker and Dr. Barbara Royal, two Chicago based veterinarians who help uncover the inner workings of the multi-conglomorate operated,...
Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Diversity In Action with Julia Jones It is up to us to be the change we wish to see in our world and that begins with the pictures we make and consume. The moving image is a powerful...
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
A Dangerous Idea Special Sneak Preview ‘A Dangerous Idea’ reveals a tragic history of how scientists and policymakers conspired to roll back gains toward race, class and gender equality, based on the mistaken belief that genes make us...
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info on La Hora Cero Parallax
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Fred and Emile-‘Fred and Emile’ were the first gay men to announce their marriage in the front page of The Lowell Sun newspaper. Out in Alabama-A captivating journey into the lives of LGBT members in Birmingham, Alabama–and a...
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
More info for The Tiger Hunter
Dec 9 @ 9:00 pm – 10:06 pm Jean Cocteau
Dog Days of Winter shown w/ One Eighty Out “This is gonna be good. The true history of the sport we all love. Thank you True Grit Productions for making this.” X-Games Gold medalist and freeskier, Tanner Hall “Dog...
Dec 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
The Dekalog, Restored: a Short Film About Love
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
More info on the Dead River The Child and the Dead 
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm Jean Cocteau
Short Synopsis Playwright turned doorman of The Bedfellow Hotel, Dan Bender is reeling from the death of his little sister. In a sex- and-drug filled odyssey through Manhattan, his desperate search for fulfillment reunites him with a childhood...
Dec 10 @ 1:45 pm – 2:40 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info on Climbing Thailand The Totem Pole Comfort Theory New Zealand Undefeated
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Click for more info on Cuts Vile Under A Stone
Dec 10 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
More Info for Everybody Knows Elizabeth Murray Also shown with Still Life & WONDERFUL ED a Santa Fe Story           
Dec 10 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
Stronger Than Bullets Shown with Dying to Live
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Click for more info on Almost Paris The Joneses
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
  Above Home for Christmas -Alone on a space station for Christmas, an astronaut brings the holiday spirit to the darkness of space.   Jesse Eisenberg Uses the Urinal -Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg might play a captivating know-it-all on the big...
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Jean Cocteau
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Dec 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
More info for Cotton Also showing with this film is The Great Perfection
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm State Capital Kitchen
Join the Santa Fe Film Festival and our special guests for an incredible dinner at Santa Fe’s best new restaurant.  Tickets are extremely limited. This is a 21+ event and includes a 5 course wine paired dinner. The...
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Strangers of the Earth (Documentary Feature) (Dir. Triston Cook) (90 mins.) Perhaps Europe’s most popular pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is...
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
The Oka Legacy
Dec 10 @ 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Camino La Paz (Road to La Paz)
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info on Search Engines Doll’s Eyes Shy Guys
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Click for more info on Paradise Waits Lost and Found: Baja
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 1:00 am Vannessie Santa Fe
Join us for music and an awesome food spread at the Santa Fe institution- Vannessie.  Party is free for passholders, $10 for non-passholders.    
Dec 10 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Jean Cocteau
Actor Michael Madsen Joins Director Hermann Vaske for Q&A Following Screening of Uneasy Rider Filmmaker, Hermann Vaske and Actor Michael Madsen Discuss and Take Questions Regarding Documentary About Actor, Artist and New Mexico Resident, Dennis Hopper in, Uneasy...
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm The Screen, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
More info for The Lower Rooms Also shown with The Talk In the Night  
Dec 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:15 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
The Dekalog, Restored: a Short Film About Killing
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Scottish Rite
FROM THE STAGE TO THE SCREEN: ACTING WORKSHOP WITH JOHN BENJAMIN HICKEY You may know him from his role in Manhattan or perhaps in Truth or Flags of Our Fathers or Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen or maybe...
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info on Mining The Unconscious: Jung & The Artist’s Journey
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Click for more info on The Dust Storm
Dec 11 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info on Voices of Grief – Honoring the Sacred Journey-There are many ways that we navigate successfully through grief or companion others along their journey. Wisdom from contemporary authors, grief experts and spiritual teachers is woven...
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Jean Cocteau Cinema
Darklight First Ascent Kunyang Chhish East The Coast The Warmth of Winter
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
El Incendio (Argentina)
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Click for more info on My Mother’s Wound
Dec 11 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
The Last Dami Lama? (Documentary Feature) (82 mins.) (Dir. Mickey Lemie) Filmed over 25 years, Director Lemle revisits the life and impact of The 14th Dalai Lama in THE LAST DALAI LAMA? Told through clips from the Director’s...
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm – 7:15 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Click for more info on Dead Billy
Dec 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Under the Hat When a religious mosque prayer caller begins to lose his voice, he looks for a replacement in his neighbor, a vocalist in a heavy metal rock band. The Bus Stop Two young boys come to...
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Easy, A Three Minute Love Story Spunkle Amore Cold Feet The Lotus Gun Lily  

All screenings are subject to change