In 2009, Santa Fe IFF was created by local entrepreneurial filmmakers responding to the growing need for a platform specifically promoting independent filmmakers and diverse audiences. The first annual Santa Fe IFF was a resounding success. In 2010 the Second Annual Fest screened 80 films over 6 days, including four Discussions with filmmakers and five After-parties at the most popular venues in Downtown Santa Fe. 2011 was a huge year for the Santa Fe IFF. Honorees included Academy Award Nominees Kirby Dick, Tony Mark, and local filmmaker Alton Walpole. Awards were presented by Aviva Farber, Jon Hendry, and Wes and Mara Studi. Over 100 films screened at the 5 day event drawing nearly 2,500 attendees. The 2012 festival drew over 5,000 festival goers and honored Chris Eyre, Rudolfo Anaya, and Judy Blume. With two sold out screenings at the Lensic Performing Arts Center and Red Carpet Gala screening. The festival also organized an historic filmmakers brunch, bringing industry professionals and local filmmakers together for a discourse on the future of filmmaking in New Mexico. SFIFF has effectively extended the tourism season in Santa Fe into late October.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is dedicated to bringing the best films the cinematic world has to offer to our thriving artistic community and growing audience. Our goal is to create a dialogue between filmmakers of diverse visions and cultures, to enrich our community through innovative experiences and economic opportunities, and to support a vibrant and sustainable filmmaking future in New Mexico by showcasing the latest talent in independent films both local and global.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival would like to express our appreciation to the Filmmakers honoring us by submitting their projects. To the casts and crews involved in those productions we also extend out gratitude. We extend our warmest thanks to all the wonderful audience members and film enthusiasts in Santa Fe, surrounding communities and Visitors. We are grateful for our generous sponsors and donors who have supported Santa Fe IFF with their active participation, resources and dedication to independent film in Santa Fe. Finally, a special thanks to the brilliant volunteers and interns who make up the foundation of this grass-roots organization.
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Thanks to the entire SFIFF for an amazing experience and fellowship among filmmakers, audiences, arts and friends!! Bravo!
Director of "Smoke Signals", "Skins", "Hideaway"
We are Indie and We are New Mexican!
"Last of the Mohicans", "Avatar", "Geronimo"
Thank you for having us in your amazing event, as an indie filmmaker and a sound supervisor in the industry, I have worked on and been involved with many films and projects. It is a pleasure to see how two guys from my home town can put together a great and inspirational film fest that brings wonderful projects and pushes the boundaries in the Indie filmmaking. Our crew and family that dedicated a lot of time and effort into our short "Love Stinks" were overwhelmed with the success of this organization and look forward to showing more films and being involved with Santa Fe IFF for years to come. Congrats again from us to you.
Dave and Jacques,
Andrew Morgado here, writer and producer of Love Stinks. I would like to profusely thank you guys and everyone involved for such a great experience this year. As a filmmaker I have been to many festivals, but The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival by far has the most heart and dedication to real independent films and their creators. The amount of work you all put in was so evident in every screening and event. The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival embodies truly what every festival either sets out to be or wishes they could be. Thank you all so much. See you next Year!!!!!
Emmy winning mixer on Showtimes "Weeds"
Golden Reel Winner "500 Days of Summer"
Phone: (505) 349.1414
Santa Fe IFF
215 W. San Francisco Street 202A,
Santa Fe, NM 87501