The New Mexico Film Office hosts a variety of events to support our filmmaking community.

New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference: our Conference is a two-day event full of educational panels and networking for the community to come together to learn and grow.

New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase: the NMFO Showcase is open and free to all New Mexico Residents. Films are submitted online and judged by industry professionals. The Showcase culminates with an Awards Ceremony and a screening of the winning films.

Educational Speaker Series: each month the NMFO hosts a guest to talk about a different topic in this free speaker series.

Liaison Summit: this annual summit is a chance for our liaison network to come together to learn from and network with each other. It is open to our State Film Liaisons or their representatives.

Film and Media Education Summit: all Film & Media Educators are invited to come to our annual Education Summit. This Summit is a place for Educators to meet and share ideas.

Filmcast Podcast: the NMFO Filmcast is an entertaining and informative podcast offering a wide variety of guests from every corner of the entertainment industry.

Copy That Newsletter: our monthly NMFO Newsletter that keeps you up to date on all the latest Film Office news & Events. Subscribe here.


Thank you to everyone who came out to the 2019 New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference! We had a great time meeting you all and hope that you learned a lot form all of our instructors and made great connections with all of our Sponsors/Vendors and each other! We are leaving the information from the 2019 Conference as a placeholder for now–as soon as we start planning the 2020 Conference we’ll have the information here.

 

The 2019 New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference will be August 9th and 10th
at the Hyatt Regency (330 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102).

General Information

2019 Schedule

Instructor Bios

Press Release Film Program and Union Fair, Free event, open to the public

Attendee Registration: May 15th-August 10th Click here to register to attend the Conference

Special thanks to our 2019 New Mexico Film & Media Industry Conference Sponsors:

Platinum:

 

Gold:

 

Silver:

Mountainair Films
Exchange Communications
Institute of American Indian Arts
Albuquerque Film Office
Santa Fe Film Office
Meow Wolf
Cast & Crew Entertainment
Universal Production Services & Cineo Lighting
Herc Entertainment Services
CINELEASE

Bronze:

Waterstone Mortgage
Breaking Bad RV Tours
SAG-AFTRA New Mexico Local
Mimbres Film LLC
ABQ Horse Breaking and Training

Vivác Winery
Teamsters Local 492
Schimmel Security, LLC
I-25 Studios
Enterprise Holdings, LLC
Art Directors Guild

Vendors:

New Mexico Film Foundation
Taos Environmental Film Festival
Pulp Art Surfaces
New Mexico Women in Film
Crane Service Inc
Taos Bee
Kidz Korner Studio
Sisters of the Cinema
New Mexico Film and Television Hall of Fame
Aquila Travel, Inc.
CNM Ingenuity, Inc.

Central New Mexico Community College
Studio Concierge
Farm, Ranch,Equestrian Brand-Santa Fe Properties
Hotel Andaluz
TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy
Media Arts Collaborative Charter School

Menaul School
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Mary Ann Fernandez Audit Services
Trendz Beauty Supply
Instituto Cervantes USA Inc
Santa Fe Scottish Rite Building Association
Brenda’s Botanicals
Dialect Coaches Worldwide / DialectCoaches.com

Peacock Law P.C.
Drury Hotels, Santa Fe
The Natural Act
Westwind


Dates:

Sponsor Registration: April 16th-July 15th Click here to register for Sponsor Registration
Vendor Registration: May 15th-July 31st Click here to register for Vendor Registration
Attendee Registration: May 15th-August 10th Click here to register to attend the Conference

Attendee Prices

Early Bird
May 15-July 15

Regular
July 16-Aug 7

On Site
August 7-10

 

General Admission $55.00 $75.00 $95.00  
Student Admission $35.00 $55.00 $75.00  
Affiliate Admission $35.00 $55.00 $75.00​  
         
The Hyatt Regency is offering a reduced rate for Conference Attendees of $109.00 until July 12, 2019.

Click here to book your room at this rate or call 1-888-421-1442 (the code is G-NMFM).

 

Signed Language Interpreters will be provided upon request. Requests must be received at least 10 days before the event.

The 2020 New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase will begin accepting submissions on February 1, 2020 via FilmFreeway.

Educational Speaker Series

The New Mexico Film Office is hosting a monthly Educational Speaker Series. This series is free and open to the public. All events are from the last Wednesday of the month and will alternate locations between the Joseph Montoya Building in the Bid Room, 1100 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505 and the Albuquerque address will be announced with the event listing. To attend the events you must RSVP to the Eventbrite link below (the link will be available once the registration is open).

TOPIC LIST (subject to change):

August 28, 1-2pm Albuquerque
Eric Esparza: Building a Successful Web Series
Special Collections Public Library | 423 Central Avenue Northeast, Botts Hall | Albuquerque, NM 87102
Click here to RSVP

September 25, noon-1pm Santa Fe
Jeff Berg, Film Historian
Joseph Montoya Building, Bid Room | 1100 South Saint Francis Drive | Santa Fe, NM 87505
Click here to register.

 

October 30, 1-2pm Albuquerque
November 20, noon-1pm Santa Fe

Please check this page or sign up for our newsletter to get updates!

Signed Language Interpreters will be provided upon request. Requests must be received at least 10 days before the event.

The Liaison Summit

The New Mexico Film Office would like to thank Las Vegas for hosting the 2019 New Mexico Film Liaison Summit this fall (date TBD). The New Mexico Film Office has film liaisons in communities across the state, these liaisons help productions when they are on the ground in their area. This Summit is a chance for our liaisons to meet each other and share information. More information on the Summit will be available soon!

If you are interested in attending the Summit, please email BarbaraA.Kerford@nmfilm.com, this summit is for NMFO Liaisons or their representatives.

Signed Language Interpreters will be provided upon request. Requests must be received at least 10 days before the event.

The Film & Media Education Summit

Date: February 16th, 10AM-3PM
Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 463 Paseo De Peralta, Grand Ballroom, Santa Fe, NM 87501
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nmfo-film-education-summit-tickets-54932833584

Education Summit Agenda:
10-10:30AM Secretary Keyes from the Economic Development Department will open the Summit and introduce Secretary O’Neill from Higher Education Department.

10:30-11:30AM-Town Hall with Film Office and HED/PED Reps (exact panel TBD)
Please come prepared to share where you would like to see changes in your educational programs, topics that you are concerned about and how you would like to see New Mexico schools organized to best serve our students.

11:30-1:00pm-Lunch
Based on the Town Hall we will reorganize the Summit by tables so that you can start talking about solutions to the concerns brought up in the Town Hall. Lunch will be hosted by the Santa Fe Film Festival.

1:00-2:30pm-Committee and Group Formation
We will come back from lunch with the list of topics the directors felt were most important to tackle, at that point we will allow all attendees to pick the group they want to be a part of. Anyone in that group is welcome to be a part of a committee designated to solving the concern. Each group will pick a leader that will report to the NMFO and the designated HED/PED representative and coordinate further discussion and execution of the Committees task force.

2:30-3:00PM-Group Reporting
Each group will report on what their committee came up with as an action plan to move forward.

The mission of this event is to stimulate communication, create fresh ideas and establish lasting bonds and relationships between New Mexico’s film and media industry and secondary and higher education institutions, thus, establishing a well-defined educational environment that offers cutting edge training for today’s competitive industry.

 

Signed Language Interpreters will be provided upon request. Requests must be received at least 10 days before the event.

New Mexico FilmCast

Join New Mexico Film Office Locations Coordinator Don Gray as he chats on our podcast with local filmmakers, crew, entertainers, directors, authors and policymakers and more.  For questions about the podcast or to request a podcast contact Don Gray at don@nmfilm.com.

Click here to listen, like and share podcasts

The New Mexico Film Office will be holding a series of training classes for various jobs in the film industry. RSVP via Eventbrite is required to attend the training classes.

We will be posting dates and topics as they are confirmed. Please sign up for our Newsletter and like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest announcements. 

Scheduled Trainings:

Breakdown Services Actor Training
Albuquerque Main Library | Auditorium (downstairs) | 501 Copper NW | Albuquerque, NM 87102
Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (MDT)
Click here to register.

Breakdown Services Filmmaker Training
Albuquerque Main Library | Auditorium (downstairs) | 501 Copper NW | Albuquerque, NM 87102
Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM (MDT)
Click here to register.

The mission of the New Mexico Film Office Training Series is to identify and pre-train New Mexicans who have the transferable skills required to work in various departments in the New Mexico film industry. Due to the popularity of these classes, we ask you to please read what is required to work in a department before you sign up for a class. Since these classes are skill specific we must limit the trainings to three classes per person per calendar year. If you have more areas that you are qualified for, you can petition the Film Office to sign up for additional classes by sending an email with an included resume showing your qualifications for the classes you have taken and are applying to take. The New Mexico Film Office may also request resumes from all participants of a class to ensure eligibility to take the offered trainings.

 

Signed Language Interpreters will be provided upon request. Requests must be received at least 10 days before the event.