Casting Press Release

        Santa Fe Film Festival’s First Annual Film Industry Event “Tune Up” announces Emmy-nominated Casting Director, Artios-winner, and CSA National Board of Directors member, Kerry Barden. Kerry’s credits include Good Will Hunting, The Help, Dallas…

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December 2, 2013 | Category: News | Comments (0)


Three Day Film Jobs Events Help New Mexicans Break  Into Film Business Contact: Nani Rivera (Santa Fe Film Festival, Director)(505)-988-7414 x102 Santa Fe – Film industry decision makers are pulling back the curtain on New Mexico’s film industry for…

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November 28, 2013 | Category: News, Press | Comments (0)

New Mexico Filmmakers Play a Part in “Samsara”

The filmmakers scrub our attention back and forth across a broad swath of earthly activities to gently cleanse our eyes of apathy and bias and flush out entropy and dysfunction in society at large.

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November 2, 2012 | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)

Tough Love: A Review of MONSIEUR LAZHAR

“Monsieur Lazhar,” Canada’s official entry for the 2011 Best Foreign Film Oscar, concerns an Algerian immigrant that finds work in Montreal standing in for an elementary school teacher who recently committed suicide. It sounds straightforward enough, but nothing…

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November 1, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)

Wake Up Call: A Review of SLEEPING BEAUTY

“Sleeping Beauty,” which played in a discreet 9:30 slot on Saturday night at the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival, has already gained a reputation for being erotic, insipid, brave, disappointing, groundbreaking, regressive and a host of other…

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November 1, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)

The Current State of Polish Cinema

I had the pleasure of attending one of the 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival’s panel discussions Friday afternoon at Zane Bennett Gallery. Brent Kliewer, this year’s program director for the festival, hosted the conversation. The audience was made…

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October 29, 2011 | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)

Traversing Life’s Challenges: A Review of A USEFUL LIFE

“A Useful Life” by Federico Vieroj is a 67 minute mini-feature that focuses on a major turning point in the life of Jorge, the curator of a small art house cinema in Montevideo, Uruguay. Vieroj’s movie is about…

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October 25, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


LOBSTER Is there a heaven for crustaceans? Could the cuisine on your stove top have attained a higher spiritual station? Relax, sit back and discover what one young couple learns. An age-old controversy is resolved after relational tensions…

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October 21, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: A Film Preview of THE ARTIST

Why make a full-length black-&-white, silent movie these days and what prompts Santa Fe Film Festival to program it on their opening night? Good questions deserve thoughtful answers. I’m going to guess right off that it’s not a…

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October 16, 2011 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: , | Comments (0)

Emilio Estevez, Martin Sheen in Santa Fe for “The Way”

If this evening’s event at the Screen hosted by the Santa Fe Film Festival is any indication, we’re in for a great time at the movies this October. I was treated—along with a couple hundred other movie lovers—to…

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September 1, 2011 | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)

Santa Fe in the Fall

Thinking of coming to Santa Fe this fall for the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival? Visitors are surprised to learn New Mexico has been host to over 150 feature films, and they don’t all star John Wayne,…

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August 24, 2011 | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)

Brent Kliewer to Select Films for Santa Fe Film Festival

It’s great news that the Santa Fe Film Festival has engaged Brent Kliewer as Director of Programming for this year’s Festival October 20-23. Brent loves the movies and knows more about them than anyone I’ve ever met. He’s…

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August 13, 2011 | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)