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4th Annual Madrid Film Festival

August 27, 2021

Your hosts, impresario Joe West and author Andrew Wice, are back to welcome audiences to the Fourth Annual Madrid Film Festival on Friday, August 27.  For the first time it will be shown outside, under the stars, for one night only.  Fans are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and refreshments to the Oscar Huber Ballpark to enjoy the very best short films made in New Mexico this year.  Seating will begin at 6:30 pm, and the program will begin promptly at 7:30 and conclude at 10 pm. Tickets are $10.00 at the door.

Contact Joe West, Andrew Wice or Doug Speer at

BANFF Mountain Film Festival World Tour

September 7-8, 2021

Two Days Only at the Motorama Santa Fe Drive-In
Picnic/Party Pre-Show
Tickets and Information at or (505) 989-7019

2021 Virtual Film Festival

September 15 – 18

Production Company: Film Four Corners
About: Film Four Corners 3rd Annual festival will be held September 15 thru 17, 2021. Screenings, Workshops, and Awards will be streamed online. The Awards Ceremony and Nominated films will also be streamed and presented LIVE at Farmington New Mexico’s Totah Theatre on September 17.  This year’s films and screenplays have been submitted from over 35 countries. Special categories celebrate works by New Mexican and indigenous filmmakers. Submissions by filmmakers and screenwriters are open through August 1, 2021 at
To my fellow independent filmmakers: If you put a lot of hearts into your movies, go where the heart is, Four Corners Film Festival. I’m grateful to the organizers of Four Corners Film Festival and I’ll guarantee to send my future films to your festival. Thank you for all your hard work.  – Tinh Mahoney
This year’s theme focuses on “Career Pathways in the Film Industry”. Workshops, Guest Speakers, and Webinars will delve into a variety of film production careers as well as services that support the industry. Livestreams will include an opportunity for Q&A. 
“This will be the second year our film festival will be virtual” Teia Camacho, executive director of FFC noted. However, health regulations permitting. local events will also be hosted at the Farmington Civic Center, local restaurants, and venues.
Passes, along with year’s schedule and selected films, will be available at 2021 Four Corners Virtual Film Festival  beginning July 2021.
Director: Teia Camacho
Producer: Merrion Oil & Gas, City of Farmington, Farmington Civic Center, San Juan County
Additional Info: For more information, donations, or volunteer opportunities, please contact Teia Camacho, 505-386-0115, makeit@filmfourcorners.com, or Log into Facebook.
Location: Farmington, NM
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Contact Phone: 505-386-0115

Albuquerque Funny Fiesta

October 14-23, 2021

The festival programming will feature two full weekends of performances from stand-up comedians, sketch and improv teams, and more. In the weekdays between these performances, the festival will be providing daily workshops on writing and producing, among other topics, open mics at participating venues around town, online small groups where participating performers can find community, as well as industry panels and other fun activities aimed at helping participating performers hone their craft. 
Unlike in the Funny Fiesta’s first year in 2019, the festival will also feature a groundbreaking new path for participating performers as well—the option to work on a team of writers who will produce a topical, humorous sketch variety show in the style of Saturday Night Live. This track will teach comedians what it looks like to write for a show like Saturday Night Live, and offer them the chance to produce their own fully hosted, high production value, live event, which will take place on the last night of the festival.  
While the committee is planning for a hybrid in-person and online festival, should things with the pandemic worsen or should local, state, or national restrictions prohibit live events by the fall, the festival will still take place fully online.   
Submissions for performers are now open. The submission form can be found here:
For more information about sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved, please email

2021 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

October 13-17, 2021

Named one of Moviemaker Magazine’s 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for 7 years in a row, the 13th edition of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival will take place October 13th-17th, 2021. Dubbed “a young Sundance” by indieWire, and “an all-inclusive resort for cinephiles” by Filmmaker Magazine, SFiFF focuses on artistic excellence and serves as a creative center for film year-round, and as a presentation of the year’s top films each October.

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival submissions are open now through July 16th. For more information, visit, or contact SFiFF via or call (505) 349-1414.

9th Annual Latinx Film Festival ¡Cine Magnífico!

October 22-24

The Instituto Cervantes Albuquerque will be holding the Festival this year in October.