For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Festival Director Ariela Rivera by emailing at


The Santa Fe Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting film and the artists who create them by providing a creative forum for exchange and discovery with the public. Established in 1999, the 14th annual Santa Fe Film Festival runs February 7-11, 2018.

The Santa Fe Film Festival takes great pride in going the extra mile to provide Festival Sponsors one-of-a- kind opportunities to personalize and “own” a key element of the Festival while simultaneously, in the uniquely elegant branding environment that is Santa Fe, connecting with industry professionals, filmmakers and film lovers from around the world.

The Santa Fe Film Festival is also offering multi-year sponsorship agreements. These agreements provide sponsors the assurance of knowing that they can rely upon each year’s investment with the Santa Fe Film Festival as a building block of their overall strategy to build brand awareness and increase profitability.

What Makes Us Unique…

The festival is infused with the creative spirit and multi-ethnic culture of the town that is reflected in its stunning architecture, robust fine and folk arts scene, southwestern cuisine and the friendliness of the city’s residents.

We focus on filmmakers and experience their work through personal points of inspiration. The creative process is more than the work on screen so the Santa Fe Film Festival extends beyond screenings in theaters to panels, workshops, youth programs, music and opportunities for meeting and sharing ideas.

There is a vast & growing local film industry and our friends at the IATSE 480 Film Technicians Union, New Mexico Film Industry Tune Up, New Mexico Film Office, Shoot New Mexico, and the Santa Fe Film Office work with us to provide training opportunities for those who desire to improve their craft in the industry during our events.

From providing free head shots during real background talent casting calls, to holding special effects workshops; where filmmakers can get certified while they learn how to blow stuff up. There is something for every one. Even local business’ who want to improve their sales with film productions can attend a free panel discussion and reception with local crew who have buying power on movie sets.

The Santa Fe Film Festival combines the cities unique qualities, the states robust film industry and remarkable special guests to create an extraordinary experience for filmmakers, movie goers, aspiring actors, crew, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees.

The Santa Fe Film Festival takes place around the historic Plaza next to the renown world-class art gallery haven, Canyon Road and Rail Yard.

Santa Fe’s film scene includes notable directors, actors, producers, writers, entertainment executives, industry insiders and folks passionate about film.