Film Festivals

High Desert Screening

July 25, 2020 – August 25, 2020

Focusing on elevating the industry, a ticket to the all day event will expose the individual to material, information and networking. The screening of New Mexico trailers, shorts and music videos will entertain as well as showcase the talent of above the line as well as below the line talent located in this great state! For information email HERE. It will be held ONLINE.

Madrid Film Festival

August 7, 8, and 9, 2020

The third annual Madrid Film Festival, appealingly hosted by Mr. West and Mr. Wice, will be screened at the Engine House Theater on August 7th, 8th and 9th. Filmmakers whose work is accepted by the festival will receive free tickets and refreshments, and be invited to an exclusive VIP reception. Films that win an award become eligible to join the Madrid Film Festival on Tour, going on the road to visit audiences all over the state. For information email HERE

Currents New Media Festival

August 21-30, 2020

The CURRENTS Festival 2020: Now, a totally virtual experience: livestream performances; artist interviews, studios tours, presentations, video; art works and virtual environments on CurrentsVR, our new virtual reality platform (viewable with a VR headset or on your desktop). The online events schedule will be posted at the end of July. For information email HERE.

Mindfield Film Festival

August 28-30, 2020

Mindfield Film Festival – Albuquerque is a film festival from the land of enchantment, it showcases features, shorts and music videos by filmmakers from around the world, celebrating and supporting independent, new and alternative filmmakers not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our bi-monthly online competitions. To be held at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque. For information email HERE.

48 Hour Film Project

October 2-4, 2020

Filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2021 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2021 Short Film Corner. Registration begins May 26, 2020. For information email HERE.

The 12th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film

October 14 – 18, 2020

The Santa Fe Independent Film Fest begins October 14th and comes to a close October 18th, presenting films, panels, discussions, and networking events in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. Five days and nights of community events, galas, educational panels and discussions, foreign films and independent films of 2020 and more.

Albuquerque Indie Film Festival

November 22, 2020

We, at the ABQ Indie Film Festival, believe that independent cinema is a state of mind. It is ambitious, radical, thought-provoking filmmaking and it is, sadly, hard to come by. In an age of instant media gratification, we aim to re-create a nostalgic space for that state of mind. We bring quality independent cinema from all around the world to the Guild Cinema, the home of eclectic filmmaking in Albuquerque, NM. For additional information email HERE.


New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase

The 2020 New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase is on hold until further notice. For questions contact or 505-476-5600.

Ancient Way Film Festival

The Ancient Way Film Festival is a monthly showcase for Native American and International Films of all genres created by independent filmmakers from around the world (temporarily postponed). The festival shines a spotlight on Native American Films especially, and other film genres which are often overlooked by many festivals. We also offer young, student, and first time filmmakers the opportunity to present your creative work to an appreciative film festival audience. The Festival gives our community the opportunity to come together to view truly independent, high quality film productions from around the globe that you will not see in the commercial movie industry. Held at El Morro, NM. For information email HERE.

Pueblo Film Fest

Experience the only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors, as well as to films that explore the Pueblo experience! The weekend includes film screenings, presentations, and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers. The continuing objective of the Pueblo Film Festival is to shine a spotlight on an age-old culture’s contemporary expression, encouraging Native filmmakers to continue their creative work for an ever-growing audience. Everyone is invited to come be entertained, learn what’s happening in the film world, and forge new connections with those in the industry. $10 suggested donation. Email HERE

Italian Film Festival

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival has been delighting audiences and gathering fans since 2007 when its founder, Ronaldo Patrizio-Steiner staged a four-day celebration of Italian cinema as a benefit for the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital. When Ronaldo moved out of state he left the festival in the hands of Italian Festivals of New Mexico, the non-profit organization he had established in 2010. Members of that organization, all volunteers dedicated to children’s causes and to showcasing Italian cinema and culture in New Mexico, stepped forward to continue the tradition. For information email HERE

Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival

The Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival brings to Northern New Mexico films that inform and foster an understanding of Jewish culture, religion, history and/or identity. Our selections are an eclectic mix of award-winning documentaries, narrative first-run features, Israeli cinema and more, and represent some of the very best films playing the Jewish Film Festival circuit. Interviews with the film’s producer/director, facilitated discussions, and talks by experts create an added dimension, transforming simply “going to the movies” into a “movie going experience”. For information email HERE