February 7 – 11, 2018

The original Santa Fe Film Festival has brought to life the silver-screen for over 17 years! And this December we are back to present our 17th 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 for the 2018 Schedule


Where to stay

Hotel Santa Fe

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Hotel Santa Fe offers a special rates starting at $99.99 for the film festival.  Mention the film festival or click on the link below to receive the discounted rates.

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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Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe

A historic renovation, the Drury Plaza Hotel in Santa Fe offers unique accommodations like private terraces and premium suites. The hotel is LEED® Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for energy-efficiency in the design and features on-property restaurant, Eloisa. The hotel is located within walking distance of the Plaza in Downtown Santa Fe and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, and is a short drive to Meow Wolf.

Palace Avenue Arts designed the artwork for the interiors of the hotel by curating the most creative artists from a wide array of art markets. Enjoy the variety of mediums displayed on all floors.

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How to Get Around

 

Hertz Rental

For great rates contact Pia A. Hosick phosick@hertz.comor Call: 505-217-5376 and mention you need to use the exclusive rental car company for the Santa Fe Film Festival.


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.


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


News


SFFF SPONSORS SOMOS 2018 With Anne Heche

The Santa Fe Film Festival works collaboratively with its sister cities and enjoys partnering with other organizations such as SOMOS. This year The Santa Fe Film Festival sponsored the STANNED UP FOR ALBUQUERQUE event with Anne Heche and…

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A NIGHT OF CELEBRATION FOR NATIVE CINEMA

The Santa Fe Film Festival presents a night of celebration of Native Cinema at The Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing bar!  We will be celebrating Native Cinema’s poster and will be auctioning off the actual 4ft X 4ft…

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Submissions opening May 21, 2018

For more information… Film submissions are accepted from May 21, 2018 – November 5, 2018  

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Filmworker Wins Best Doc at SFFF-See complete list of winners

SFFF 2018 AWARD WINNERS Best Film: The Sounding (Dir. Catherine Eaton) Best Documentary: Filmworker (Dir. Tony Zierra) Best Overall Short: QED (Dir. Amy-Joyce Hastings) Best NM Short: Legacy (Dir. Mark Lewis) Best NM Feature: Making a Killing (Dir….

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December 26, 2017 by | Category: Uncategorized | Comments (0)


Melanie Mayron to be honored at SFFF

Melanie Mayron best known for her Emmy-winning role on TV’s Thirtysomething will be honored at the Santa Fe Film Festival’s awards ceremony for her outstanding contribution to the film and television industry.  Mayron has appeared in films such as…

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Baraka 25th Anniversary

Article by Anne Maclachlan BARAKA: Behind the Blessings With 1992’s Baraka, director Ron Fricke, composer Michael Stearns, and producers Mark Magidson and Alton Walpole have created a wordless cultural—and internal—journey unlike any other. Enhanced by award-winning composer Stearns’s score,…

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2 weeks to submit your film!

1. The submitted film must be the original work of the Filmmaker. 2. A student submitting a film must provide a photocopy of a current and valid student ID or a letter from his/her school verifying enrollment. 3….

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Oscars 2017 Viewing Party

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Michael Madsen and Director Herman Vaske

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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December 10, 2016 by | Category: News, Press | Tags: | Comments (0)



2016 Santa Fe Film Festival New Events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2016 Rich Henrich Santa Fe Film Festival (505) 919-8882 Rich@SantaFeFilmFestival.com   16TH SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL BROADENS CREATIVE CANVAS, FILMS   New: Culinary Experience, Canyon Road ArtCrawl, Action Sports, Latin Cinema   Santa…

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Congratulations 2015 Awardees!

Santa Fe Film Festival wants to congratulate the winners of the 2015 Santa Fe Film Festival! Best New Mexico Feature Awakening in Taos Best New Mexico Short Low/Fi Best Sci Fi Short Odessa Best Animated Short Side Show…

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Peter Bogdanovich to accept 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 8, 2015 Contact: Nani Rivera director@santafefilmfestival.com Phone: 505-629-6875 Announcing the 2015 Santa Fe Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Awardee Santa Fe, NM – The Original Santa Fe Film Festival will take place Wednesday, December 2…

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SFFF – BSR Diversity Panel Press Release

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 26, 2015 SFFF Press contact: NaNi Rivera, 505-988-7414 x102, director@santafefimfestival.com BlackShirtReads Press contact: Joanna Smith 602-740-3645, writeprofession@gmail.com On Saturday, December 5, the Santa Fe Film Festival and BlackShirtReads will co- sponsor a…

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November 27, 2015 by | Category: News, Press | Comments (0)


BSR - SFFF 2015 Double Event

BlackShirtReads – SFFF Press Release

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SFFF Press contact: NaNi Rivera, 505-988-7414, director@santafefimfestival.com BlackShirtReads Press contact: Joanna Smith 505-780-8211, writeprofession@gmail.com On Saturday, December 5, 2015 BlackShirtReads and the Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF) will bring an afternoon of drama…

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SFFF “Amy” Winehouse Celebration – Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SantaFeFilmFestival Press Contact: Nani Rivera director@santafefilmfestival.com festivaldirector@http://santafefilmfestival.com/index 505-988-7414 ext. 102 On December 3, 2015 the Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF) honors the life of soulful jazz singer, Amy Winehouse in an “Amy Celebration.” The three-part…

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ENCHANTMENT – A BSR CONTEST WINNER

ENCHANTMENT By Donald Davenport & Jeff Wood Julie Richardson, a big city doctor who opted to raise a family rather than practice medicine, is on the verge of accepting a job with a large corporate medical group when she…

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SANTA FE FASHION WEEK

Santa Fe Film Festival is a proud sponsor of Santa Fe Fashion week! Click here to check out their web site for more information.                             …

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Congratulations to Santa Fe Film Festivals 1st Annual Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project Winner “t@gged”!

Due to the success of our first winner “t@gged” to start filming a series this month, the 3rd Annual Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project and has extended the deadline for submission. Extended deadline runs October 1st through November…

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LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM 4th of July STREET PARTY

Rock Against Racism Santa Fe   “LOVE MUSIC HATE RACISM” Summer Tour 2015 Present The Boomroots Collective Dreamond Faith Musnttouchit JULY 4,2015 5:30pm-8pm 418 Montezuma Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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Celebrate Pride Through Film

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Celebrate Pride Through Film!

A benefit for Santa Fe HRA, Pride & the Santa Fe Film Festival Order Tickets by clicking here $25 June 20, 2015 Doors open at 2PM at the Scottish Rite Temple ~ 463 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA Enjoy…

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June 2, 2015 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Shoutout from ABC News!

“Santa Fe actually draws movies buffs, not to mention Hollywood heavyweights, throughout the year. The year-end Santa Fe Film Festival balances intimate screenings with expert panels and roaring parties.” Check out this link to read the rest of…

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Black Shirt Reads & SFFF Press Release

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SantaFeFilmFestival Press Contact: Nani Rivera director@santafefilmfestival.com festivaldirector@http://santafefilmfestival.com/index 505-988-7414 ext. 102 BlackShirtReads Press Contact: Joanna Smith-Thole bsrsubmit@gmail.com Joint Press Release: The Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF) and BlackShirtReads (BSR) announce a joint venture…

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New Festival in town!

The 1st Annual Santa Fe Labor Film Festival is the new Film Festival in Town! May 1-3, 2015 at 1420 Cerrillos Rd in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Film Festival encourages attendance to all film festivals and is…

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Who is Jessie Bridges? By Elisabeth Joanna Smith

Jessie Bridges—daughter of Producer/Actor Jeff Bridges—is an emerging singer and songwriter. When Jessie’s father asked her to work with him on the film “True Grit,” their first stop was Santa Fe, NM. After a benefit concert, Jeff and…

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Letter to the editor, Dec. 4, 2014

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN Celebrate film biz Santa Fe celebrates 2014 as another record year for film, and begins prepping for a bright future with House of Cards, Longmire, Manhattan and more. That’s thanks to the state’s incentives and marketing efforts of…

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Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project Award Goes to Chilling Look at Social Media

by Anne Maclachlan In conjunction with the Santa Fe Film Festival, IATSE 480 and the Santa Fe Economic Development Center, and with support from a range of contributors, Shoot Santa Fe’s 2013 TV Pilot Project award went to…

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Cinema Scope November 21, 2014 Nani Rivera

SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL Director, NANI RIVERA previews the festival’s upcoming Tune Up, a weekend of free events to help NM film peeps improve their business and their craft. Click here to listen

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Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project Award Goes to Chilling Look at Social Media

Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project Award Goes to Chilling Look at Social Media by Anne Maclachlan In conjunction with the Santa Fe Film Festival, IATSE 480 and the Santa Fe Economic Development Center, and with support from a…

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Shorts and Pints: SFFF14 in Albuquerque June 21

Shorts and Pints: Santa Fe Film Festival Goes to Albuquerque Craft Beer Fest The best short films of the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival have been invited to show Saturday, June 21 from 4 to 10:00 p.m. at…

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A Recipe for Filmmaking Success: An Interview with Lance Hool, CEO Santa Fe Studios

Is there a recipe for attracting film productions? In the case of Santa Fe, a movie making mecca that has multiple film festivals, studios, skilled actors, expert crew, gorgeous locations, tax rebates and oh yeah, a natural beauty…

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Great Expectations: A Review of “The Pledge”

The Pledge Narrative Feature | 124 mins. | USA Director: Sean Penn Starring Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, & Patricia Clarkson. Why do we go to the movies? Adventure? Sometimes. Entertainment? Many times. Some of us even like…

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Pre Festival Concert Party

$25 Concert Party at Tanti Luce 221 Friday 4/25 to Benefit SFFF This evening at Tanti Luce shouldn’t be missed. Enjoy traditional New Mexican food; one-hour hosted beer and wine bar; live entertainment; and stars of both the…

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HIV is 100% Preventable: A Film Review of WALK ON

Walk On 84 mins. | USA Director: Mark Bashian What do you get when an HIV positive guy and a quadriplegic comic, an amputee Paralympic sprinter, and a disabled Purple Heart Veteran get together? Sounds like the set-up…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL FITZGERALD

INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL FITZGERALD [Taos film producer Michael Fitzgerald is the subject of a retrospective at the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival, with the showing of his films “Pledge,” “The Three Burials of Melquidas Estrada” and “Closer to…

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Whose side are you on? A Review of “Wrenched”

Wrenched Feature Documentary | 92 mins. | USA Director: ML Lincoln According to “Wrenched,” in the waning days of World War II young Edward Abbey was drafted and bound for Japan when news came of the Hiroshima bombing….

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“My Forest”: Joy, Heartache and a Run Through the Forest

My Forest Shown with: Wrenched Feature Documentary | 92 mins. | USA Director: ML Lincoln My Forest How many words does it take to express joy? In the case of “My Forest,” from Belgian Director Sebastien Pins, not…

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CLOSER TO THE MOON: A review by Diane Thomas and Bill Osher

Closer to the Moon Narrative Feature | 112 mins. | USA /Romania/Italy/Poland Director: Nae Caranfil RELATED: Read Diane Thomas’s Interview with Michael Fitzgerald You could sum up the American-Romanian feature film collaboration “Closer to the Moon” as a…

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Food, Infidelity and Self-Deception: The Choices we make A review of “Growing Pains: Adolescent Short Films for Adults”

Click: “Growing Pains: Adolescent Short Films for Adults” “Growing Pains: Adolescent Short Films for Adults” is a bill of four separate short films with a common theme of taking responsibility for life choices. ACQUIRED TASTE Short | 33…

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Sometimes the Training Wheels Just Come Off: A Review of THE CLUB

The Club Feature Documentary | 72 mins. | USA Directors: Katie Green and Carlye Rubin This is not a club you wish you were in. This is not a club that anyone wants to be in. Full disclosure….

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Are You Gonna Be All Right? A Review of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Narrative Feature | 124 mins. | USA Director: Tommy Lee Jones “Are you gonna be all right?” It’s the last thing we hear in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. And it’s the first thing we think about…

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Beaches, Coffee and Day Dreams: A Review of “The Novelist”

Beaches, Coffee and Day Dreams A Review of “The Novelist” Many of us dream of abandoning our day jobs to any number of things: selling hotdogs on the beach, trolling for large ocean-going fish or perhaps running away…

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Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude

Documentary Feature |69 mins. | USA Director: Shaeri Richards, Jerry Hartleben Zen, Life and the Art of Non-Doing A Review of “Moving from Emptiness: the Life and Art of a Zen Dude” What is Zen? Short answer: silence…

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Nothing in Los Angeles

Nothing In Los Angeles Narrative Feature | 94 mins. | USA Directors: Rob Herring, Alexander Tovar This could be called a romantic dramedy with excellent production values. Quinn, played by Alexander Tovar, who also directed, stars, produced, and…

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The Other Brother

The Other Brother Documentary Feature | 71 mins. | USA Director: Kristy Higby This engaging documentary deals with two artistically creative brothers, estranged for 56 years, who truly went their separate ways. Jesse and Tom Flowers’ early backgrounds…

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I am Bialik

I am Bialik Narrative Feature | 77 mins. | Israel Director: Aviv Talmor This unique Israeli film, which is nominated for The Israeli Film Academy’s Ophir Award for Best Picture as well as winning Best Picture at the…

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Children of Internment

Children of Internment Documentary Feature | 90 mins.| USA Directors: Joe Crump, Kristina Wagner How does a child feel at the age of 3, 4, 5 and up about being forced to move immediately, with his or her…

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Poppies Will Make Them Sleep: Jardin de Amapolas

Jardin de Amapolas Narrative Feature | 90 mins. | Columbia Director: Juan Carlos Melo Guavara A Film Review by Laura K. Marsh Most people in the US think of a “garden of poppies” (JARDIN DE AMAPOLAS), and immediately…

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Michael Fitzgerald

Producer Michael Fitzgerald’s film THE HOMESMAN has just been selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival! He will be at SFFF for a retrospect of his films The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) and The Pledge (2001) his…

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Closer to the Moon

Director Nae Caranfil is bringing to the Santa Fe Film Festival 2014 a special screening of his latest feature film Closer to the Moon. The movie is based on the true story of an audacious 1959 Romanian National Bank robbery,…

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Santa Fe Film Festival 2014 Announces Filmmakers in Attendance for May 1-4

*** For Immediate Release *** For filmmaker and programming questions, contact Aaron Leventman: programmer@http://santafefilmfestival.com/index For all other Festival questions, contact Nani Rivera: festivaldirector@http://santafefilmfestival.com/index Santa Fe Film Festival 2014 Announces Filmmakers in Attendance for May 1-4 More than 40…

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2014 Screening Venues Announced

The Santa Fe Film Festival is delighted to announce that this year’s screenings will be hosted by the Jean Cocteau Cinema at the Railyard, along with the Center for Creative Arts (CCA) and The Screen. “We’ve had an…

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Festival welcomes new Advisory Board members Blaylock and Espinosa

*** For Immediate Release *** Contact: Nani Rivera nani@santafefilmfestival.com 505-988-7414 ext. 102 Santa Fe Film Festival Adds Production Team of Blaylock and Espinosa to Advisory Board The annual film festival has engaged the powerful Beverly Hills duo in…

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Winner of Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project “Nights Like These”

WHEN A NIGHT’S ESCAPADE TAKES A DISTURBING TURN FOR TWO TEEN GIRLS, WE LEARN JUST HOW DISCONNECTED AND DESENSITIZED SOCIAL MEDIA HAS MADE THEM. Directed by: Hannah Macpherson Co-Directors: Shay Eyre, Amber Midthunder Exec Producers: Chris Eyre, Angelique…

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December 10, 2013 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


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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Tune Up Schedule

ALL EVENTS AT Center For Progress & Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Rd. and IATSE 480 1418 Cerrillos Rd. FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 2013 6:00 PM Celebrating music! Santa Fe Music Alliance brings you concerts, food, and drink! Bands to perform are…

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Tune-Up

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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Event tonight! MIX Santa Fe

Come to MIX and watch the Early Bird Submissions for Santa Fe Film Festivals Pilot Project contest! Venue: De Vargas Mall Date: November 21, 2013 @ 6pm MIX SANTA FE MIX is a dynamic collaboration that promotes and develops entrepreneurial…

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November 21, 2013 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project

SHOOT SANTA FE PILOT PROJECT Do you have a great idea for a TV show, set in Santa Fe? Submit your 60-90 second teaser/trailer to the Shoot Santa Fe Pilot Project to win a $25,000 package of goods,…

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November 15, 2013 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


SFFF Pilot Project Press Release

SFFF Do you have an idea for a television pilot that would trump the final episode of Breaking Bad in the Nielsen Ratings? If so, submissions are being accepted now for the Santa Fe Film Festival Pilot Project,…

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Santa Fe Film Festival Presents House of Wax at Jean Cocteau

Santa Fe: The Santa Fe Film Festival and VincentPrice.com present the 1st Annual Halloween Night of Horror, to be held on October 31st at the Jean Cocteau, starting at 6:30pm. The evening begins with a special sneak preview screening…

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SFFF Presents House of Wax in 3D on Halloween!

The Santa Fe Film Festival and VincentPrice.com present: the 1st Annual Halloween Night of Horror, to be held on October 31st at the Jean Cocteau, starting at 6:30pm.  The evening begins with a specially arranged screening of the original…

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SEEKING: Director of Sponsorship Sales

The Santa Fe Film Festival is seeking a Director of Sponsorship Sales The SFFF is seeking a professional sales person to head the sponsorship sales efforts for the 2014 Santa Fe Film Festival. Position requires knowledge of the…

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Volunteer Meeting

Calling All Volunteers!   The volunteer meeting will be held October 8 at 6:00 PM located at the Center for Progress & Justice which is on Cerrillos Road next to the IATSE Local 480 Film Technicians Union.  …

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Dream Awake – Santa Fe Film Festival 2013/2014 Season

Be a part of our 2013/2014 Dream Awake campaign! We will be shooting free Dream Awake portraits this Saturday! When: Saturday, October 512-5PM Where: Santa Fe Film Festival Office 60 W. San Francisco Street ~ Suite 307 Santa…

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2012 Annual Gala at The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa

The Santa Fe Film Festival held their annual gala and silent auction at The Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda and Spa on Friday, November 30, 2012. Photos by  Nani Rivera

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Season Launch Party

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 5-7 PM @ Constellation Home Electronics directions   The Santa Fe Film Festival is having a party to make major announcements about the upcoming festival season. Sign up here for an email invitation to future events.

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Quartet

2012 Screening of Quartet At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.   Visit…

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The Sapphires

2012 Screening of The Sapphires It’s 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.   Visit IMDB for more…

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Hyde Park on Hudson

2012 Screening of Hyde Park on Hudson The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited…

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August 20, 2013 Press Release

Santa Fe— SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL HOSTS PARTY TO ANNOUNCE BIG NEWS The Santa Fe Film Festival will make a major announcement at its premiere party on Sept. 6. Sign up now on our website to receive a…

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Changing the World Through Films: A 2012 SFFF Panel Review

“What we noticed were films made with a real intent to say something, that was in some way a call to enable action,” Schneier Perrin said when explaining how the idea for the “Changing the World Through Films” panel discussion came about.

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Art in Film: A 2012 SFFF Panel Review

If you believe the subject of your work deserves global attention, tapping the digital potential of it becomes as important to perfect as any other aspect of the creative process.

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Artists in Conversation SFFF 2012 Panel Review

I volunteered to cover the Santa Fe Film Festival’s “Artists in Conversation” panel (held at the Nuart Gallery) on Saturday, December 8, 2012. This was out of a personal need for knowledge about how other independent filmmakers face…

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Blind Prejudices: A Preview of “Lore”

The U.S. is considered the evil perpetrator in the eyes of the Nazi children fleeing Allied occupation in Aussie director Cate Shortland’s latest film “Lore.” The script is adapted from Rachel Seiffert’s bestselling novel “The Dark Room.” In…

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Disco Never Sucked, Reality Did: A Preview of “Any Day Now”

In “Any Day Now,” a new film by Travis Fine, Rudy Donatello (Alan Cumming) is, like his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle name suggests: a superhero. Sure, he dons heels and skirt not a mask and a shell, but…

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The Joy is in the Journey: “The Cardboard Bernini”

I’m not suggesting the life of a professional cardboard bender is devoid of struggle. Birthing original art can turn into a decidedly more difficult proposition at any point in the process.

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December 8, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Just Jake: A Preview of “Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings”

The film begins with a jaw-dropping performance in front of a large, formal, adult crowd and moves seamlessly into Jake giving a completely informal lesson in a school gymnasium to a group of kids, just as entranced as the first crowd. This is Jake’s magic: he can make anyone listen.

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A Price to Pay: A Preview of “Uprising”

In the making of the film, Stanton made several trips to Egypt to interview the revolution’s leaders. On his first trip, Egyptian authorities impounded his video equipment and he was forced to make direct contact with Egyptian filmmakers who covered the event as it was unfolding.

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The Abysmal Gaze: A Preview of “Leviathan”

“Leviathan”, screening at the Santa Fe Film Festival this year, is a highly effective horror film made all the more so without a clear beginning, middle or end, because what we witness goes on in real life, day…

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Disturbing Trust: A Preview of “Nothing Without You”

You want to talk creepy? The opening sequence in “Nothing Without You” goes something like this: A disheveled young woman, Jennifer Stidger (Emily Fradenburgh) watches the occupants of a house from a hole she dug in the attic…

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Love, Loss and Spoken Languages: A Preview of “The Young Ancestors”

“Currently, an estimated 7,000 languages are in active use on earth. One language is lost every 14 days.” —“The Young Ancestors.” Director Aimėe Barry Broustra’s documentary film “The Young Ancestors” illuminates not only the tragic loss of spoken…

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Hitchcock Behind the Berlin Wall: A Preview of “Barbara”

East Germany in 1980 was a place of great paranoia: who could be trusted? No one. Definitely not friends, not even family. They could all be betrayers. The Berlin Wall hadn’t come down and sinister surveillance, persecution and…

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Wasinubei Unguahabuni: A Preview of “Garifuna in Peril”

All of us, in all of our respective backgrounds, must work to preserve the diversity that is humanity. And “Garifuna in Peril” gives us the impetus to do just that.

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Talented Filmmaker from Spain Wins SFFF Trailer Contest

“The piece I submitted,” Galo Tobías said, “is the result of a technical-aesthetic experimentation I went through about two years ago, the intention is to get a very accurate visual result and close to what might be an abstract thought.”

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December 7, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Renacer de las Cenizas: “La Sirga”

Alicia, una joven campesina colombiana de 19 años, intenta rehacer su existencia después de que su familia es asesinada por los militares. Es así como llega a La Sirga, un hostal decadente a orillas de una laguna grande…

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Also Known As: A Preview of “A.K.A. Doc Pomus”

The makers of “A.K.A. Doc Pomus” have done an honest job of portraying their subject “warts and all.” The interviews paint a multifaceted and complete picture of the man without feeling forced.

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Reborn From the Ashes: A Preview of “La Sirga”

According to the director, this is not intended to be a film about war, violence or about drug traffic, rather, it´s about relationships—relationships between the five characters.

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Gracias a la Vida: “Violeta se fue a los Cielos”

La combinación magistral de una genial dirección por parte de Andrés Wood con un estupendo libreto de Eliseo Altunaga y la soberbia actuación de Francisca Gavilán, dan como resultado un retrato increíblemente acertado de Chile, de su cultura, su folclor y su gente, sobre todo de la extraordinaria Violeta Parra.

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December 6, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Torn Between Extremes: A Preview of “Violeta Went to Heaven”

A masterful combination of great direction by Andrés Wood with a very well written screenplay by Eliseo Altunaga, as well as exceptional acting by Francisca Gavilán, results in an incredible portrait of the Chilean culture and folklore, of their people and most of all of the extraordinary singer herself.

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The New Delusion: A Preview of “The Deception”

The film is a swirl of questions we want answered for ourselves and of society: Is it better to be gay or a criminal? Is it better to follow a lie and be validated by “society” (or at least this story’s version of that reality) or to tell the truth? And—what will we have to talk about when it is no longer a scandal to be gay?

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Photographic Alchemy: A Preview of “Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters”

“Brief Encounters” follows Crewdson as he develops his most complex series of photos called “Beneath the Roses.” He builds an entire sound stage, finds a multitude of “real life” locations, and admits having an enormous amount of anxiety over the whole thing.

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Poetry for the Ages: A Film Preview of “Shun Li and the Poet”

The cinematography in “Shun Li and the Poet” emphasizes how small Shun Li is in the world, but she retains an optimistic spirit and tells her son stories in letter form: she must be reunited with him. She works for him, not the sewing factory boss, not her Chinese bosses and not the taverna customers.

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December 5, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Cross-Pollinator: A Review of “David Bromberg: Unsung Treasure”

Sure, he’s been nominated for a Grammy, has over ten albums with his own band, and beat out Carlos Santana and Jerry Garcia for a BAMA, but don’t worry—you’ve never heard of him.

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Tales of Hoffman: A Preview of “Quartet”

Hoffman’s “Quartet,” is about an octogenarian opera diva that takes charge by refusing to sing. It is also about a distinguished actor that shows up for a movie and refuses to act.

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Transform: A Preview of “The Skin I’m In”

There is nothing subtle about “The Skin I’m In,” and that is exactly why you must see it. It is a creative, triumphant piece of documentary filmmaking on a singular subject: the life (so far) of Broderick Fox

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Passing the Baton: A Preview of Shorts Program I

In the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival’s presentation of this trio of short films about honor and right of passage, an Afghan boy, an ousted Iranian Prime Minister and an adolescent Somali, search for a way to leave their mark on the world.

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Dare to Dream: A Film Preview of “The Sapphires”

“The Sapphires,” screening at the 2012 Santa Fe Film Festival, is a film about the healing power of music and four young girls who overcome politics to follow their vision of success.

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The Island We Live Upon: A Preview of “Nairobi Half Life”

“Nairobi Half Life” is an exciting, seamless, provocative, not-to-be-missed journey to reach an impossible Rocky-type goal.

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Weaving Dreams: A Preview of “From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe”

This film is about hope, about unity, but most of all, about courage—the kind of courage that women from a remote, almost forgotten land show when they are presented with the opportunity to earn money to provide a better life for their families.

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Lies are Like an Umbrella: A Preview of “In Another Country”

In English, this playfully directed South Korean film is pleasing to the ears, easy on the eyes and unwinds with the leisure of a seaside holiday.

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Watching the Classics

A year ago I decided to start taking my role of film watcher seriously. This included keeping a film log, researching the background of every movie I watched, and trying to do more than just passively zone out.

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FDR Confidential: A “Hyde Park on Hudson” Preview

It’s a widely known fact that FDR had a long-term love affair with Lucy Mercer Rutherfurd, Eleanor Roosevelt’s social secretary. However in “Hyde Park on Hudson,” screenwriter Richard Nelson brings to life a much more obscure tryst between President Roosevelt (played by Bill Murray) and his sixth cousin Margaret “Daisy” Suckley.

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Hymenomycetes and Gasteromycetes: A Review of “Now, Forager”

“Now, Forager” gives a realistic view of the world of fine dinning and who we rely on for little bits of fancy feasting joy.

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November 29, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Bill Murray FDR Flick Highlights Santa Fe Film Fest Line-Up, Abq Journal

Bill Murray FDR Flick Highlights Santa Fe Film Fest Line-Up By Kathaleen Roberts / Journal Staff Writer on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 The 13th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival kicks off Dec. 6 with Bill Murray’s take on…

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November 19, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


SFFF & Coyote Cafe “Festival-Eve” Special Presentation: Now, Forager

On Wednesday, December 5, 2012  Santa Fe’s cineaste’s and foodies will come together  for a delicious pairing of Film and Fungi          COYOTE CAFE CELEBRATES          THE 13th ANNUAL        …

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November 9, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Enter the world of Santa Fe Film Festival at our Gala Celebration!

Enter the world of Santa Fe Film Festival at our Gala Celebration! The beautiful lobby and ballrooms of the Hotel Santa Fe are being taken over by the Santa Fe Film Festival for our annual gala celebration! Featuring…

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November 6, 2012 by | Category: News | 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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Hotel Santa Fe Welcomes the Santa Fe Film Festival Home

Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa Welcomes the Santa Fe Film Festival Home  The Santa Fe Film Festival and Hotel Santa Fe the Hacienda and Spa announce a 2-year partnership returning festival activities to this central downtown…

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Video Slide Show of October 5th Without Borders Event

 

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October 11, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Writer/Director Nick Gaitatjis: Obstacles On the Road Less Traveled

Gaitatjis’s own road to America came when he emigrated from Greece in the late 1970s for a better education. By 1986, he turned to professional filmmaking.

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Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

WITHOUT BORDERS, a multi-generational film from director Nick Gaitajis, answers the question: If I lost the only thing that ever gave my life meaning, what would I do to get it back?

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RADIO INTERVIEWS: TRULY WITHOUT BORDERS!

Be sure to listen to the two radio interviews that Nick Gaitatjis (Director of Without Borders) and Alex Pattakos (Santa Fe Film Festival Board Member) conducted about the “Without Borders” event on Talk Radio KTRC 1260AM ( http://santafe.com/ktrc). The interview on “New Mexico…

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September 25, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


OCTOBER 5: Santa Fe Film Festival presents Without Borders

The Santa Fe Film Festival presents Without Borders.  A Special Screening & Reception with the filmmakers and cast at the New Mexico History Museum DATE:  Friday, October 5, 2012 TIME:  6:00 pm — 10:00 pm LOCATION: New Mexico History Museum Auditorium…

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September 17, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Te Whanau Puha: The Whale Rider

When a film becomes a decade old we often want to know how it stood the test of time by comparing, say, similar films or similar themes. It turns out, that is much easier said than done when a stand out film like WHALE RIDER matures.

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Santa Fe Film Festival Presents Whale Rider in Railyard Park

2nd Annual Santa Fe Film Festival FREE Community Screening Under the Stars The Santa Fe Film Festival presents a 10th Anniversary screening of WHALE RIDER An Award-winning Film by Niki Caro Friday, September 14th, 7-10:00pm (film starts just after sunset)…

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August 24, 2012 by | Category: News, Press | Comments (0)


AUGUST 2: SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL COCKTAIL & HORS D’OEUVRES FUNDRAISER

PLEASE NOTE: Change in venue to 1420 Old Pecos Trail THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL INVITES YOU FOR A FUNDRAISING COCKTAIL & HORS D’OEUVRES PARTY Please join us for a cocktail party with an open bar and exquisite…

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July 23, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


SFFF’s Diane Schneier Perrin & Anna Darrah on NMWIF Shorts Panel

New Mexico Women in Film NMWIF CELEBRATES THE SHORT FILM Join us on Sunday,  July 22, 2012 2012 WIFTI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SHOWCASE PANEL DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW   How do Film Festivals select their short films? Learn the…

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July 18, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Santa Fe Film Festival presents Come Back, Africa at The Screen

The Santa Fe Film Festival Presents: A Limited Run of Lionel Rogosin’s 1959  film Come Back, Africa One Week Only! Join us Opening Day Saturday, June 23 at 2 PM @ The Screen Santa Fe Film Festival Chairman…

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June 18, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Santa Fe Film Festival Presents The Cup at CCA

Join us at the Santa Fe premiere of Simon Wincer’s new film The Cup produced by the 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival’s  Honoree and Santa Fe Studios CEO Lance Hool. Presented by SFFF, this special event is a…

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June 3, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Santa Fe Film Festival Supports ShootSantaFe at SXSW

  SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL SUPPORTS SHOOTSANTAFE at SXSW March 14, 2012 9:00am – 9:00pm JOIN ShootSantaFe at SxSW in Austin 606 E. 3rd Street 9:00am – 10:30am – IATSE 480 Breakfast 11:00am – 3:00pm – Lounge 4:30pm…

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March 11, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


SFFF Oscar® Party Ballot Download

Attention SFFF Oscar® Party Ticketholders! Complete your Oscar® Ballot and Submit to be eligible to win prizes* Download and Print the OFFICIAL Santa Fe Film Festival Academy Awards® Ballot Prizes include: Gift Certificates for  O Eating House, Cowgirl BBQ, La Boca and…

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February 22, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Santa Fe Film Festival Oscar® Viewing Party Honors 2011 SFFF Titles

  The Santa Fe Film Festival invites you to celebrate 2011 SFFF titles, The Artist, A Separation and Monsieur Lazhar  and the films of 2011 at our Academy Awards® Screening Party!  Sunday, February 26, 2012 4:30 – 9:30 PM at RIO…

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February 10, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Santa Fe Film Festival title The Artist nominated for 10 Oscars

2011 Santa Fe Film Festival titles The Artist, A Separation, and Monsieur Lazhar, are Oscar bound – time to celebrate! On the heels of winning three Golden Globes this year – the 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival’s sold-out opening night film, The…

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February 9, 2012 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


OSCAR GOLD POSSIBLE FOR 2011 SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL’S THE ARTIST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Suzy Tonra 505.983.2366  press@http://santafefilmfestival.com/index     OSCAR GOLD POSSIBLE FOR SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL’S 2011 SOLD-OUT OPENING NIGHT FILM THE ARTIST   The Artist is nominated for 10 Oscars and …

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February 4, 2012 by | Category: News, Press | Comments (0)


THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR OPENS @ DeVargas

FILM OPENS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9th FROM STRAND RELEASING The Women on the 6th Floor Opening Friday 12/9 at: UA Devargas Center 6  562 N. Guadalupe  505-988-1110 Trailer Paris, 1960. Jean-Louis (Fabrice Luchini, Potiche) lives a bourgeois existence absorbed in his work,…

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December 8, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


SFFF Film Bloggers Never Die

The signs have come down, the films are shipped back and the intense rush from screen to party to screen has stopped as the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival has come to a close. But not for…

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Why (and How To) Watch an Art Film

Here’s a question: Why should you watch an art film? Keep that thought in rotation. Now let’s back up. Everyone has walked out of a movie at least once (more than once if you’re unlucky) and thought: “That…

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At the bottom of THE DEEP BLUE SEA: A Review

At the risk of making light of isolation and depression, the audience of director Terence Davies’ “A Deep Blue Sea” may need a pocket guide and a second viewing to gain perspective on the film.  A portfolio of…

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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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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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Let’s All Go To The Lobby

Snacking, by its very concept in the US, is something we do as a reward. It’s a time of cramming stuff in our mouths in a moment of celebration (okay, or stress). But when we do it in…

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Zen and the Art of Motion Picture Editing

When Oscar-winning editor Hughes Winborne spoke with great humor at the Santa Fe Film Festival’s special presentation of “The Final Rewrite,” his idea of a Hollywood movie editor’s Help Wanted ad might have sounded something like this: HELP…

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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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KCET’s Michele Garza on SFFF’s Spotlight on NM Filmmakers

Santa Fe Film Festival Review by Michele Garza on October 28, 2011 3:54 PM KCET Cinema Series producer Michele Garza is heading over to the Santa Fe Film Festival this week. She’ll be reporting back with pictures from…

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KCET’s Michele Garza on SFFF’s screening of “The Artist”

‘The Artist’ at the Santa Fe Film Festival by Michele Garza on October 21, 2011 10:20 AM KCET Cinema Series producer Michele Garza is heading over to the Santa Fe Film Festival this week. She’ll be reporting back…

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KCET Cinema Series producer Michele Garza heads to SFFF

Santa Fe Film Festival by Michele Garza on October 17, 2011 5:03 PM KCET Cinema Series producer Michele Garza is heading over to the Santa Fe Film Festival this week. She’ll be reporting back with pictures from the…

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October 28, 2011 by | Category: News | 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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I’m In! A Review of Ralph Fiennes’ CORIOLANUS

The packed audience at the Screen today on the last day of the Santa Fe Film Festival were all wondering if Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus”, would give us both a great story…

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Ambiguous Storytelling in ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

In the slow-paced, detail-obsessive, character-rich, Oscar-contender from Turkey at the Santa Fe Film Festival, the story snakes around the characters like the creek through the hills and slopes, occasionally seen, sometimes only heard, but always a part of…

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Wild Horses and Renegades at the Santa Fe Film Festival

Wild Horses and Renegades at the Santa Fe Film Festival! Award-winning Documentary “Wild Horses & Renegades” To screen at 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival 3 pm Saturday, October 22, 2011 – CCA 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe,…

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Who Are You Fighting For? A Review of BATTLEFIELD HEROES

You’ve heard that “Battlefield Heroes” is like a Korean Monty Python film about the escapades of war in the 7th century with slapstick comedy, sight gags and silly kings. After seeing it screened at the Santa Fe Film…

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WILD HORSES AND RENEGADES: An Endangered Symbol of Freedom

When the average American thinks of a symbol of freedom, they might not think of a wild horse, mane flying, galloping across a wide open plain. However, that iconic symbol is in danger of being forever lost to…

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SPOTLIGHT ON NEW MEXICO FILMMAKERS – SHORTS

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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SHORTS PROGRAM III: Longing for Innocence

Each of the delicacies in the Santa Fe Film Festival’s SHORTS PROGRAM III explores the loss of our innocence around our spiritual and intellectual decay, delivering a banquet of emotions to indulge in. This program screens Sunday, October…

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SHORTS PROGRAM II: Circles Goin’ Round

What goes around comes around. Come full circle. Karma. Sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. A person’s actions, whether good or bad, will have consequences for that person. Actions create an entire cycle of cause and effect. In…

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Defining Our Choices: SHORTS PROGRAM I Review

In this program of shorts from India, Italy, Albania and the USA, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Whether in the whole of a life, a decade, a day or a phase, we all…

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Saving Lives, Saving Face, Making Peace: A Review of KILLING MEMORIES

“Killing Memories” begins like a movie script: A black screen with sounds of gunfire: Rifles. Machine guns. Running. Shouting. Chaos. The first images appear and a voice remembers: “That evening when I killed that first soldier I sat…

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Join the parties!

Thusday, October 20 9P-Closing  OPENING NIGHT PARTY @ The Cowgirl 319 S. Guadalupe Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501   Friday, October 21 5P-7P    FILMMAKERS’ LOUNGE NETWORKING RECEPTION (Open to the Public) 540 East Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501…

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Normandy Not London: A Review of LE HAVRE

Immigration is a hot button for us here in the US, and films that deal with the topic are as old as “talkies” themselves. But the business of refugees in film is less specific, especially in the US…

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Ghostly Cell Phone: A Review of CALLERS

The dramatic question which motivates “Callers” is this: How does a slovenly, down on his luck guy deal with the sudden and unexpected death of his girlfriend? There are several different avenues that a filmmaker can go down…

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12th Annual SFFF Artists in Conversation, Panels and Presentations

Friday, October 21 ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION:   Curator Brent Kliewer and Pawel Wendorff  3PM @ The Zane Bennett Gallery 425 South Guadalupe, Santa Fe, NM  87501 The 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival presents an informal dialogue between…

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Join the Murder Trail in ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA

Murder has become such a fun game in US films that we forget it is really a painstaking, methodical plod through evidence discovery, and often it has little to do with the dead body itself. In Nuri Bilge…

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Breaking thru Guatemalan Injustice: A Review of CAPSULAS

With a fictional view into the very real world of Guatemalan drug trafficking, director Veronica Riedel’s “Capsulas” delves deep into corruption, violence and greed. Winner of South Florida’s Women International Film Festival for Best Dramatic Feature Film, “Capsulas”…

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SHORTS PROGRAM IV: Character Stickiness in Six Short Films

The thing about short films is they are super concentrated bolts of thought. (You thought I was gonna say that the thing about shorts is they’re short. Heh. That too.) This gathering of projects in SHORTS PROGRAM IV…

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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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Behind the Celluloid Closet: A Review of VITO

Okay. Eyes forward. This one is a must see for all LGBT youth, straights of every flavor, and actually, pretty much everyone. It’s a documentary called “Vito”, about the life of gay activist Vito Russo. A man, I…

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Opening Night Kick-off Party at COWGIRL

Opening Night Kick-off Party at COWGIRL October 20, 2011 @ 9:00 PM – Closing  Enjoy a complimentary Chili Bar & Tapas Music by: Songwriter for legendary Steve Miller Band CB McCarty & Justin Lindsey, Michael Kott, Larry Diaz…

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SFFF Curator Brent Kliewer and filmmaker Pawel Wendorff at Zane Bennett Gallery

Join us Friday afternoon (OCT 21) at 3P when the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival presents an informal dialogue between Santa Fe Film Festival Director of Film Programming Brent Kliewer and Polish director, cinematographer, screenwriter, and producer, Pawel…

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Director Farhadi’s Rare Humanism in A SEPARATION

Most American families might not be aware that their Iranian counterparts face many of the same problems that they do. But in “A Separation” by director Asghar Farhadi, screening Saturday, October 22 at the Santa Fe Film Festival,…

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October 12, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: | Comments (0)


2011 SFFF Film Schedule Now Up!

The 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival Screening Schedule is now up. Just click on SCHEDULE in the main menu to go to a list of the films and information on when and where they will be screened….

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October 9, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


SFFF’s New Team Announce the Program for the Festival’s 12th Edition

SANTA FE, N.M. (October 7, 2011) – Diane Schneier Perrin, Executive Director for the newly revamped Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF), today announced the program for the 12th edition of SFFF (Thursday, October 20 through Sunday, October 23,…

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October 7, 2011 by | Category: News, Press | Comments (0)


FEATURE TITLES ANNOUNCED

The 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival is almost here! Take a look at our feature line up NOW available under Screenings Check back often as we add  information daily on our special Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmakers, 4…

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October 7, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Railyard Event IndieGoGo Drawing Winners

Thanks to everyone who contributed to  the 12th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival’s IndieGoGo campaign on Friday night at the Kimya Dawson concert at the Railyard,  Everyone who made a donation that night was entered into a drawing and…

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September 27, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Honoring Lance Hool: Producer, Director, Actor

On September 30, the Santa Fe Film Festival Board of Directors invites the Santa Fe community to attend a dinner in honor of Lance Hool, CEO of Santa Fe Studios. A three-course dinner and silent auction at Encantado…

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September 26, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Do You Have an Appetite for Art? Indulge in the Santa Fe Arts Festival

For the last two weeks of October, Santa Fe, New Mexico will be an artistic feast for visitors and locals with appetites for art, architecture, music, history, film and food. From October 20-23, The Santa Fe Film Festival…

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September 23, 2011 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


The Santa Fe Film Festival presents “Wait Until Dark” screening

The Santa Fe Film Festival presents a special screening of Wait Until Dark directed by Terence Young (USA, 1967, 35MM) starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin at The Screen Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 7P Q & A with Alan…

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September 23, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Kimya Dawson’s Iconic Music in “Juno”

When does the music truly make the movie? How do certain songs become ingrained in the experience of watching a film?  What kind of thought process is there behind the selection of those songs? These only seem like…

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September 22, 2011 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


Santa Fe’s Cultural Heritage Inspires Film Festival Website

Welcome to the new http://santafefilmfestival.com/index. Here you’ll find the latest festival news, ways to participate, image galleries, ticket information, featured trailers, Facebook and Twitter links, and much more. Executive Director Diane Schneier Perrin led the new design charge,…

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September 6, 2011 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


SFFF Board to Honor Lance Hool at Encantado Fundraiser

Reboot the Santa Fe Film Festival! Please Join the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Film Festival as we Honor Lance Hool CEO of Santa Fe Studios Producer/Director/Actor September 30, 2011, 6-10P at Encantado, an Auberge Resort $150 per…

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September 2, 2011 by | Category: News | 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 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


2011 Santa Fe Film Festival Season Kick-off Event

The 2011 Santa Fe Film Festival  in association with Heath Concerts and the Railyard Community Corporation  presents a FREE Community Outdoor Screening of Oscar-winner JUNO directed by Jason Reitman and starring Ellen Page and Michael Cera Friday, September 23rd  in Railyard Park JUST…

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


Santa Fe Film Festival Offers Local Filmmakers Discount

Let’s start this entry by painting a picture: You’ve sat up all night next to your editor, making certain that every bit of polish is in the right place. The score sounds fantastic, the shots are just the…

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


Santa Fe Film Festival to Host Screening of Emilio Estevez’s, “The Way”

The Way director, Emilio Estevez and star, Martin Sheen, are coming to Santa Fe on September 1st for an advance screening of the film before its US release October 7th.  The Santa Fe Film Festival will host the event…

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August 25, 2011 by | 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 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


Why I Go To Film Festivals

Unless you are the President of the United States or someone with a ridiculously disposable income, you are unlikely to have a 3-D theater with a separate room, a balcony, or seating for more than you and a…

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August 15, 2011 by | Category: Uncategorized | 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 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


Call for Entries for New Mexico Filmmakers

Now is your chance to support your local, world-renowned film festival. If you are a New Mexico filmmaker and completed a film in New Mexico after September, 2010, submit it to the Santa Fe Film Festival and receive…

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August 11, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Diane Schneier Perrin’s Distinctive Vision

The key to crafting the Santa Fe Film Festival into a distinctive and important event is a singular vision. There are many decisions to be made, films to be selected, and an overall level of quality to be…

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August 4, 2011 by | Category: News | Tags: | Comments (0)


The Family That Screens Together Brent Kliewer and the Santa Fe Film Festival

THE FAMILY THAT SCREENS TOGETHER  BRENT KLIEWER AND THE SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL By Robert Nott/The New Mexican July 22, 2011 Brent Kliewer — who has always believed that movies should be shared with others in the dark —…

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July 22, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


Santa Fe Film Festival Announces New Director of Programming

Santa Fe Film Festival announces appointment of Brent Kliewer as its Director of Programming and a special 2011 program section celebrating local filmmakers. Download a PDF of the press release: Santa Fe Film Festival Brent Kliewer Programming SANTA FE,…

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July 22, 2011 by | Category: News, Press | Tags: | Comments (0)


Robert Nott on Santa Fe Film Festival’s New Director

ON THE RAILS   SANTA FE FILM FESTIVAL’S NEW DIRECTOR  By Robert Nott The New Mexican May 6, 2011 Like the heroine of an old movie serial, the Santa Fe Film Festival has undergone its share of close…

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May 6, 2011 by | Category: News | Comments (0)


New Executive Director & “Rebuild the Festival” Campaign

Santa Fe Film Festival Announces New Executive Director and Launches a “Rebuild the Festival” Campaign Click here to download the PDF: Santa Fe Film Festival Announces New Executive Director 2011 Board of Directors announces appointment of Diane Schneier…

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May 6, 2011 by | Category: News, Press | Tags: | Comments (0)


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