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Animated Shorts @ The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 3:50 pm
Prison Dogs w/ The Gathering & Patarei Prison @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:15 pm
DIG IT IF YOU CAN: INDIGENOUS SHORTS @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

First Contact
Un Jour
The Hero Pose
How to Steal A Canoe
Can You Dig It?

American Epic: Out of the Many, the One w/ Beyond the Curtain @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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 astonishing impact they had on contemporary music and the world. Narrated by Robert Redford who described the film as

 “….America’s greatest untold story”.



with short Beyond the Curtain


International Shorts @ The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

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.

Fracture-Hiroshi, a young man in his early twenties, has decided to spend the last night of his life through the Aokigahara forest at the foot of Mont Fuji.

Without-In a small village in Southern Italy, a solitary old man afflicted by alcoholism wanders off into the countryside for a walk that will change his life forever.

Shop of Eternal Life-Caught in the middle of China’s most chaotic time, a desperate young man trades his heart to a pawnbroker in exchange for money to save his sick wife. Twenty years later, he goes back to the pawnshop and finds it may be too late to get back what he came for.

#Deema-As the Arab Spring blossoms in Lebanon, Deema is haunted by the loss of the Arab Spring in Syria.

Jellyfish-Isolated and changed by her illness, a teenage soccer player struggles to embrace her new identity when she returns to practice.

A Dangerous Idea-Shown with short Hold on to You @ The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Dec 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:45 pm

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 who we are. Unscientific arguments were used to restrict immigration of certain groups of people, slash funding for Head Start programs, and justify a 75 year eugenics program that robbed hundreds of thousands of Americans of their right to bear children. The film warns that with rising inequality in America today, there is a dangerous return to pseudo-scientific explanations.



Shown with Hold on to You-To prevent the disconnection within an advancing technological world, a young rebel must interfere with a monopolized corporation and their plans for the future.


Queer Lives Shorts-Introduced by John Benjamin Hickey @ Jean Cocteau Cinema
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

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 celebration of the friendships formed within Pride events.
Partners-In the traditional world of square dancing, gay clubs in New York and California accept anyone, gay or straight, just as they are.
The Grind-The experiences of New Zealand Gay men on the dating app Grindr.


Oh, I Get It-Seattle-based queer comedians are changing comedy using their own brand of humor, proving that social change is best served funny.
MaleFemale-Frances Reed identifies as gender non-conforming and struggles with the pain and injury connected to gender presentation.
Mirror Ball-A young artist from Mexico works as a janitor by day and drag queen performer by night.
ID #1 Writer-A bisexual woman is a successful writer, moving from one city to another, and  experiences the loneliness of fame.

Action/Sports/Adventure Shorts 1 @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 10 @ 1:45 pm – 2:40 pm
Social Issues Shorts @ Jean Cocteau Cinema
Dec 10 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Everybody Knows… Elizabeth Murray w/ The Still Life and Wonderful Ed a Santa Fe Story @ Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
Dec 10 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm
New Mexico Shorts @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm



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 screen, but there is one thing the talented actor doesn’t know- how to use the urinal.




The Artist Within-5 Professional Editors and 4 Students Editors completed projects using video submitted by New Mexico residents.





Good Cop, Good Cop -A dedicated but not so bright police officer just can’t seem to understand the concept of good cop bad cop.





The Last Transmission -Based on a true story about a young Cessna pilot and an aging air traffic controller whose lives collide one fateful night in and over Roswell, New Mexico.





The Wiggling Gypsy -When an eccentric drifter pops in on his good buddy, he quickly realizes that he is in a commercial where monetization is not in the forecast.





Hummingbird & Crane -A teen birding fanatic enters the World Series of Youth Birding as the underdog… or is it the underbird?





Griddance -To prevent the disconnection within an advancing technological world, a young rebel must interfere with a monopolized corporation and their plans for the future.



Slow Wallet 
-A slow wallet is a person who deliberately takes a long ass time taking out their wallet so someone offers to pay for them first.





David Berkeley: Connection, Compassion, Grit -A Santa-Fe based Folk artist and author is set out on a humble journey to move people through music & stories.



Age Related ADD-If you can’t remember what you were doing or saying at any given moment then this music video is for you.




Orgullo -A New Mexican folktale forces a hispanic grandmother to choose between her family and her pride.





Crackers and Mr. B -An old day drinker rediscovers the value of family after meeting a pesky chicken.


Cotton w/ The Great Perfection @ Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe
Dec 10 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
The Lower Rooms w/ The Talk In the Night @ The Screen, Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Dec 10 @ 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Remember Me: Grief Shorts @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 11 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm

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 through personal stories of loss to explore the roles of compassion, community and connection in this sacred


A woman married to a terminally ill man must make the agonizing decision to live for him or live for herself.

Remember Me

Kate Carter founded a non-profit in 1998 called Life Chronicles, to help elderly and sick people face death with their loved ones, on camera, thus leaving a powerful piece of themselves.

Love is the Answer

Action/Sports/Adventure Shorts 2 @ Jean Cocteau Cinema
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

First Ascent Kunyang Chhish East
The Coast
The Warmth of Winter

Keeping the Faith Shorts Program @ Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe
Dec 11 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm

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 blows due to religious stereotypes learned from their parents.


In God We Trust

A veteran attempting to adjust back to civilian life finds himself in the house of God.


Law Abiding Angels

An angel attempts to save the soul of a troubled teenager who has been sentenced to Hell, and in the process discovers what a bureaucratic nightmare Heaven has become.



Life Goes Up

A variety of characters intersect at an elementary school and ruminate on the joys and pains of growing up. Created primarily by and starring youth.



A young woman struggles to adjust to unexpected and first-time motherhood while she contemplates taking her life and the life of her newborn baby.


A Beautiful Day

Gene (James Brolin) gets up day after day and follows the same monotonous routine that he has lived since the death of his wife ten years earlier. He is aging fast from illness and loneliness and has given up on the future. Today, however, he awakens with a new determination to end the life he has known. Today, there is a new resolve that will change the course of everything.


LBGT Shorts @ The Screen at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm