Santa Fe Film Festival Announces Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmakers

Editor | - December 3, 2012

Festival screens feature films and shorts by New Mexico filmmakers

Diane Schneier Perrin, executive director for the Santa Fe Film Festival (SFFF), today announced that Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmakers will be sponsored by Entertainment Partners. A longtime Santa Fe Film Festival sponsor, Entertainment Partners will again furnish Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling Software, an industry standard, for our homegrown talent featured in this program. 

Schneier Perrin adds  “Beyond our commitment to create opportunities for local films to be screened for the festival’s international audience of filmmakers, journalists, film lovers and industry professionals, Entertainment Partners’ generous donation of this software extends the Santa Fe Film Festival’s support of New Mexico filmmakers to their future productions.”

Several New Mexico filmmakers will participate in festival panels including "Art on Film,"  "Changing the World Through Film: Films on a Mission" and "The Depiction of Gay Men on Screen Circa 2012."  For a complete list of 2012 screenings and events visit

2012 Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmakers

NM Feature Films

"The Deception" (12/9 3:15 p.m. CCA Studio SOLD OUT)
Director: Jay Durrwatcher

"From Zimbabwe to Santa Fe" (12/7 2:30 p.m. CCA)
Director: Cristina McCandless

"Living Traditions" (12/8 10:15 a.m. New Mexico History Museum)
Directors: Katie Peters, Pat Hall; Executive Producer: Michael Pettit

"Rooted Lands/Tierras Arraigadas" (12/9 10 a.m. The Screen)
Director:  Renea Roberts

"The Young Ancestors" with "Canes of Power" (12/8 2:30 p.m. New Mexico History Museum - single admission The Young Ancestors follows Canes of Powers)
Director: Aimee Barry Broustra

New Mexico Shorts (12/9 12:45 p.m. CCA)

Directed by Lautaro Gabriel Gonda Screenplay/Producer LaDora Sella

"Gun, Coyote"
Directed by Adam Walsh

"Hanging by a Thread"
Directed by Chloe Cerami

"Wolf Dog Tales"
Directed by Bernadine Santistevan

"...And Now Sofia"
Directed by Aaron Patterson

Directed by Brighid Fleming

"Who's Gonna Save You"
Directed by Robby Romero