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The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival invests in the advancement of independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema bringing 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2015

SFIFF has made the list of the top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for the second time in a row in Moviemaker Magazine. The article states:

"Enjoy a "varied and unpretentious festival experience" (as festival director Liesette Paisner puts it) in this lively New Mexico town. Panels and workshops allow close interaction with local celebrities like George R. R. Martin and Wes Studi--and with many returning alumni, whose submission fees are waived."

Early Bird Festival Passes on sale now for the 7th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, October 14th-18th, 2015

Special Price of $200 for a complete festival pass includes all films, after-parties, receptions, and panels (excludes Filmmaker Brunch).



Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's Non-Juried Awards went to:
Shirley MacLaine, Lifetime Achievement Award
George R.R. Martin, Lifetime Achievement Award
Hampton Sides, American Author Award
Ted Hope, Visionary Award
Imogene Hughes, Community Spirit Award

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Lensic Performing Arts Center CCA Violet Crown Cinema Jean Cocteau Cinema Fandor Santa Fe Arts Commission Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort The Ross Eldorado Hotel New Mexico Arts Santa Fe County Santa Fe Economic Development SFUAD Garson Studios HBO studio x website design Warehouse 21 Santa Fe New Mexican
Partial funding provided by the City of Santa Fe 1% Lodgers Tax

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