The Santa Fe Film Festival is a 10-day celebration of the best in cinematic entertainment, from around the world. Now in its 23rd year, the Festival can’t help but delight, with a program of over 100 screenings, panels, juried awards, Q&As for all films with filmmakers or representation, workshops, red carpet, press interviews, networking, and after-parties. One of the oldest film festivals in the world, the Santa Fe Film Festival next streams a new wave of independent features and shorts, February 3-12, 2023.
New Mexico has been a key part of filmmaking since the first ‘short film’ entitled “Indian Day School” was shot by a crew sent by Thomas Edison in 1898. Filmmakers found that shooting in the light in our state added more drama, depth, and atmosphere to the story. Voted the best place to live for filmmakers, by MovieMaker Magazine, Santa Fe leads the charge of New Mexico’s growing film Industry, because of generous tax credits and partnerships with Universal, Netflix and others.
With a rich history in film, it’s not surprising that over 300 feature films from Westerns to Action genres and everything in between has been shot here since 1911. Select titles include 3:10 to Yuma, The Astronaut Farmer, Silverado, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Grapes of Wrath, Red Dawn, Independence Day, Young Guns, and Wild Wild West. Many of the films made here in New Mexico have had their premiere at the Santa Fe Film Festival.
In fact, over the years, the Santa Fe Film Festival has garnered international industry acclaim receiving submissions from all over the globe by bringing together distinguished industry professionals and film-lovers alike with the diverse categories of cinema. In the past, the Festival has screened thousands of features, documentaries and shorts, from 38 countries. This year promises to add to the luster and excitement of one of New Mexico’s shining stars of the entertainment industry. For more information, visit the website.This article was posted by David Salcido