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2016 Santa Fe Film Festival

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


Individual film tickets are available at the theater showing the film

Click Here to Download the 2016 Catalog


Where to stay

Hotel Santa Fe


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


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 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


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




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.


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 Catalog

Click for a PDF of the 2016 Catalog All Access Passes Available Here Individual program tickets are available through the box…