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Mission Statement
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival advances independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema and brings 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico.


50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2016

SFIFF Listed as 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for the third Consecutive Year in Moviemaker Magazine.

Last year's SFIFF screened the U.S. premiere of The Seventh Fire (subsequently acquired by Film Movement), as well as 2015 festival hits Songs My Brothers Taught Me and Krisha. The best thing about this fest, though, may be its loyal and eclectic community, from yearly favorites like cinematographer Lee Daniel and writer George R. R. Martin to visitors like (in 2015) Amazon's Ted Hope and special tribute honoree Gena Rowlands.



2015 Lifetime Achievement Awardee:
Gena Rowlands

Best Documentary Feature:
Babushkas of Chernobyl directed by Holly Morris &
Anne Bogart

Best Narrative Feature:
Mekko directed by Sterlin Harjo

Best Short Documentary:
Luchadora directed by River Finlay

Best Short Narrative:
Love Is Blind directed by Dan Hodgson

Summer Solstice Fundraiser

Summer Solstice Fundraiser
Support the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival while taking your taste buds street side and explore the vibrant flavors of Vietnam.
Saturday June 25th at 4pm
$100 per person or $175 per couple includes freshly prepared gourmet food and signature cocktails.

Premiere & Official Sponsors

New Mexico True Violet Crown Cinema Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza Eldorado Hotel Lensic Performing Arts Center Jean Cocteau Cinema CCA Santa Fe County Santa Fe Arts Commission New Mexico Arts The Ross Santa Fe Economic Development Fandor studio x website design Warehouse 21 Open Kitchen SFUAD Santa Fe New Mexican
Partial funding provided by Santa Fe County 1% Lodgers Tax

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