The Original Santa Fe Film Festival announced their lineup for their upcoming 21st edition of the festival, which will run February 17 – 21, 2021, online and features films from all categories including Narrative, Documentaries, International, Student, Afro Cinema, Animation, Latin Ciné, LGBTQ+, Native Cinema, Sisters of Cinema and along with a Spotlight on New Mexico.
SFFF 2021’s opening night film, “The Kennedy Incident,” directed by Mart Sander and starring Merle Palmiste, Lisette Pomerants, and Britt Kõrsmaa will kick off the festival on Wednesday, February 17 with festival winners announced each day during the five-day event. For the festival’s closing night on Sunday, February 21, there will be a special screening of the opening night film for those who missed it.
With approximately 500 submissions coming in from 43 countries, the festival’s program includes over 200 films to showcase 40 film programs.
The festival will present awards to a number of contenders in the following categories: Best Film, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best LGBTQ+ Short, Best Cinematography, Best Latin Short, Native Cinema, Humanitarian Award, Best Afro Cinema, Best Story, Best Music in a film, Best Music Video, Sisters of Cinema Award, Spotlight on New Mexico Filmmaker, and Lifetime Achievement Award. This year the festival will include a new program to include faith and family pictures.
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