Film submissions are accepted from May 21, 2018 – November 5, 2018 through Withoutbox


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The Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF) is open to US and Foreign films in these categories:

Narrative Features (all types)

Documentary Features

Shorts (all types)

Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmakers (all types, features & shorts – made in New Mexico)

Sci Fi Shorts / Animated Shorts

LGBT Shorts

Indigenous Shorts

Music Video Shorts

International Feature

International Shorts

Sexy Shorts / Adult Shorts (New)

Dance Shorts

With juried awards presented at the Festival, it is important for a selected film to have a representative at the Festival.  Films not represented at the Festival will not be considered for awards.


All film entries must be uploaded to Without a Box or Film Freeway through secure online screening. Feature length films are a minimum of 40 minutes or maximum of 105 minutes. Short films have a maximum run time of 39 minutes.

Non-English language films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English. More than one entry may be submitted. However, a separate entry form, preview copy and entry fee are required for each title.


Eligible films must meet the following criteria:

  • All films must be submitted through the Secure On Line Screener
  • A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
    • Production Still Photos – Digital
    • Photo of the Director – Digital
    • Biography/Filmography – Director
    • Biography/Filmography – Producer
    • Biography/Filmography – Writer

Press kits are only required in digital format. Pictures must be 400 dpi. Please submit 3 separate pictures for production stills and 3 separate pictures of filmmakers

Postcards, flyers, and posters will be accepted but are not required.


Acceptance notices will be sent via e-mail by (approximately) December 20, 2018. Due to the large number of film entries, the Santa Fe Film Festival cannot provide feedback and/or additional correspondence to films that are NOT selected. The Festival will ONLY notify those films selected for the Festival.

If selected: For features; a DCP or Blue Ray of your film and for shorts: DCP, Apple Pro Res 422HQ, MOV Quicktime File, MPEG 4 must be shipped (P.O. Box: 2167, Santa Fe, NM  87504) to arrive in the SFFF office no later than January 24, 2019 , clearly labeled with email and telephone number. Film producers / distributors are responsible for shipment of films to SFFF. SFFF will not return films. If a film is accepted, the filmmaker will be notified by December 20, 2018 (approximately)


A digital press kit is required (once a film has been selected) for all feature films. A digital press kits is requested but not required for all shorts. Print collateral may also be sent at the filmmakers expense.

  • Production Still Photos – 400 DPI (3 separate pictures)
  • Photos of Filmmaker- 400 DPI (3 separate pictures)
  • Director Bio/Filmography
  • Producer Bio/Filmography
  • Writer Bio/Filmography
  • Plot synopsis


Projects may have distribution


Call 505.988.7414 or email