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2017 Program

*Narrative Features:* Barracuda - Directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin Cecil B. Demented - Directed by John Waters Cortez - Directed by Cheryl Nichols Cowboy Drifter - Directed by Michael Lange Cry Baby - Directed by John Waters Fits and Starts - Directed by Laura Terruso Freak Show - Directed by Trudie Styler Hostiles - Directed by Scott Cooper I dream in another Language - Directed by Ernesto Contreras John Waters This Filthy World: Dirtier and Filthier, Presented by Meow Wolf Lone Star - Directed by John Sayles Lost Kiddy Found - Directed by Frank Quatrone Maya Dardel - Directed by Zachary Cotler and Magdalena Zyzak Most Beautiful Island - Directed by Ana Asensio Only the Brave - Directed by Joseph Kosinski Paris, Texas - Directed by Wim Wenders Passion Fish - Directed by John Sayles Pinsky - Directed by Amanda Lundquist Sami Blood - Directed by Amanda Kernell Souvenir - Directed by Bavo Defurne Summer 1993 - Directed by Carla Simon The Brother from Another Planet - Directed by John Sayles The Square - Directed by Ruben Ostlund Tragedy Girls - Directed by Tyler Macintyre Tribute to John Sayles and Maggie Renzi Western - Directed by Valeska Grisebach' What Children Do - Directed by Dean Peterson *Documentary Features:* 42 Grams - Directed by Jack C. Newell Alphago - Directed by Greg Kohs A New Land - Directed by Jackie Munro and Jesse Fisher Arthur Miller, Writer - Directed by Rebecca Miller Atomic Homefront - Directed by Rebecca Cammisa Becoming Who I Was - Directed by Moon Chang-Yong and Jeon Jin Bee Nation - Directed by Lana Slezic Defending the Fire - Directed by David Aubrey For Ahkeem - Directed by Jeremy S. Levine and Landon Van Soest Look & See a Portrait of Wendell Berry - Directed by Laura Dunn and Jeff Sewell Ol'Max Evans: The First Thousand Years - A Film by Lorene Mills, David Leach, and Paul Barnes On a Knife Edge - Directed by Jeremy Williams Rat Film - Directed by Theo Anthony She's Beautiful When She's Angry - Directed by Mary Dore The Cage Fighter - Directed by Jeff Unay The Last Animals - Directed by Kate Brooks The Sensitives - Directed by Drew Xanthopoulos The Shepherdess of the Glacier - Directed by Stanzin Dorjai and Christiane Mordelet Veiled Lighting/Native Voltage - Directed by Jaima Chevalier *Shorts:* 116 Cameras - Directed by Davina Pardo Alternative Math - Directed by David Maddox Beth is Not a Cat - Directed by Christopher Michael Roybal Catherine - Directed by Britt Raes Charlie Boy - Directed by Matt Sears Coin Operated - Directed by Nicholas Aroli Commodity City - Directed by Jessica Kingdon Dekalb Elementary - Directed by Reed Van Dyk Digilante - Directed by Mike Nayna Fanny Pack - Directed by Uttera Singh Finding Home Trilogy - Directed by Abraham "AB" Troen Fry Day - Directed by Laura Moss Game - Directed by Jeannie Donohoe Garden Party - Directed by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayouex, Victor Caire, Theophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro Gridlock - Directed by Ian Hunt Duffy H.C. Potter: A Son's Story of His Film & Theater Career - Directed by Tim Harrier Hot Winter: A Film by Dick Pierre - Directed by Jack Henry Robbins Humbug - Directed by Justin Lee, Matt Thiesen In a Nut Shell - Directed by Fabio Fredli Isis Hair Salon - Directed by Nicholes Coles Life on the Gila - Directed by Jacob Rosdail Little Potato - Directed by Wes Hurley Memories of Miss O'Keeffe - Directed by Chris Eyre Milk and Cookies - Directed by Mike Holt Molly Mayor - Directed Nick Wiess-Richmond Mrs Murphy's Confession - Directed by Ryan Turri My Loyal Audience - Directed by Megan Seely Negative Space - Directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata Night - Directed by Dylan Hamilton-Smith Ostoja Will Move Your Piano - Directed by Sandra Mitrovic Out of All My Fears I Fear Death the Most - Directed by Katherine Broyles Perfect Houseguest - Directed by Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata Platform - Directed by Lori Hiris Radost - Directed by Brissa Pinera Raven - Directed by Razelle Benally Red Apples - Directed by George Sikharulidze Retirement Planning - Directed by Jody McNicholas Retornados - Directed by Sarah Kuck and Meredith Hoffman Return to Rainy Mountain - Directed by Jill Momaday Sure-Fire - Directed by Michael Goldburg Syrah - Directed by Mike Holt The Burden (Min b?rda) - Directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr The Forger - Directed by Samantha Stark, Alexandra Garcia, and Pamela Druckerman The Geneva Convention - Directed by Benoit Martin The Hanging - Directed by Geoffrey Feinberg The Mustached American of the Year - Anna Yeager The Other Side - Directed by Griselda San Martin The Whole World - Directed by Julian Quintanilla They Charge for the Sun - Directed by Terence Nance What Tears Us Apart - Directed by Wei Hu Who's Who in Mycology - Directed by Marie Dvorakova

2017 Press

50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017
Magazine: Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 'worth the entry fee'
SFIFF named to MovieMaker's '50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee'
Travel and Leisure - Best Places to Travel in October
ABQ Journal - John Sayles, Maggie Renzi to be honored at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Cheapflights - Fest for less: 11 top budget-friendly film festivals worth the trip
Filmmaker Magazine - Revisiting History at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Pasatiempo - Lone stars: Independent filmmakers John Sayles and Maggie Renzi
Vimooz - 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival to Host Indie Film Legend John Waters' Live One Man
Vimooz - First Films Revealed for 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Vimooz - John Sayles and Maggie Renzi to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent
ABQ Journal - Santa Fe Independent Film Fest to host John Waters
ABQ Journal - 'A terrific dad'
ABQ Journal - Daughter's documentary celebrates Momaday's life
ABQ Journal - Indie throwback, NM-filmed 'Cowboy Drifter' reminds writer of '50s ,'60s movies
ABQ Journal - John Waters' one-man show 'always an evolving monologue'
ABQ Journal - Lakota legacy: "On a Knife Edge" explores growing up on Pine Ridge Reservation
ABQ Journal - Santa Fe film fest honors John Sayles, Maggie Renzi for lifetime achievement
ABQ Journal - Taking back the narrative
KRQE News 13 - Documentary to screen locally, as part of Santa Fe indie film fest
KSFR - Sante Fe Independent Film Festival 2017
Pasatiempo - "Freak Show" at Jean Cocteau Cinema, "Tragedy Girls" at Violet Crown
Pasatiempo - A daughter's homage: "Arthur Miller: Writer"
Pasatiempo - Hot tickets: The 2017 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Pasatiempo - Man's search for meaning -- in Taos: "Cortez"
Pasatiempo - SFIFF at Center for Contemporary Arts
Pasatiempo - SFIFF at Violet Crown
Pasatiempo - The 1,000-year-old man: The remarkable story of author Max Evans
Pasatiempo - The Trashman: Filmmaker John Waters on becoming a household name
Pasatiempo - The unpromised land: Documenting life on Pajarito Mesa
Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe deserves a great film festival
Santa Fe Reporter - A Decade (Give or Take) of Film

2015 Press

The Hollywood Reporter - Natalie Portman-Produced Doc "The Seventh Fire" Acquired by Film Movement
Albuquerque Journal - Film Festival Brings in Flicks Ranging from Local To Foreign
Albuquerque Journal - Stephen Elliott's 'Adderall' Memoir Adapted To the Screen
Albuquerque Journal - The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Announces Awards
Examiner - Q&A With Founder of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove"
The New Mexican - A Man of Independent Means: Jacques Paisner, SFIFF's Executive Director
The New Mexican - Bringing in Tourists in the Slow Season
The New Mexican - Dedication, Passion and Persistence Help Independent Film Festival Thrive
The New Mexican - Gena Rowlands honored by the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
The New Mexican - More than movies: Events at SFIFF
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "A Woman Under the Influence"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "All Eyes and Ears"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Almost There"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Babushkas of Chernobyl"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Breaking a Monster"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Embrace of the Serpent"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Frame by Frame"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Gloria"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Honeytrap"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "In Football We Trust"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Ixcanul (Volcano)"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Lonely Are the Brave"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Minnie and Moskowitz"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Right Footed"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Romeo Is Bleeding"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "She's the Best Thing in It"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Siempre Flamenco"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Songs My Brothers Taught Me"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "The Seventh Fire"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "The State of Marriage"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Therapy for a Vampire"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "They Look Like People"
The New Mexican - SFIFF: "Welcome to Leith"
The New Mexican - The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Albuquerque Journal - The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Kicks Off Soon
Examiner - Santa Fe Independent Film Festival Begins October 14
The New Mexican - Mayor Views Local Film Office as Way to Boost Economy
The New Mexican - Screen Scene: The 7th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Albuquerque Journal - SFIFF to honor Gena Rowlands
MovieMaker - 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2015
Bizcommunity - Four Corners nominated for Best Narrative Feature
MovieMaker - Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker 2015: Top Five Towns
2015 Promo Reel

2014 Press

The New Mexican: Growing film fest expects 10K in attendance at this week's screenings
The New Mexican: Our View: Events, experiences enrich state visits
'Tapia' documentary set to air on HBO on Dec. 16
Actress arrives in Santa Fe to screen Trouble Dolls
Editorial: Cheers for movies, TV, and things pink and painted
Filmed in NM, Sun Belt Express premieres at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
George R.R. Martin Talks Comic Books, Taxes and Hating 'Game Of Thrones' Interviews
Henry Corra Discusses the Controversy and Artistry Behind 'Farewell To Hollywood'
More than 60 international, national and local films are part of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival studded with star power
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: The Overnighters
Santa Fe indie film fest becomes major production with 10,000 attendees
Ted Hope Expanding Fandor in Festivals, Filmmakers (EXCLUSIVE)
The man behind the mirrored sunglasses: An intimate Sam Peckinpah memoir
Cinephile subversion: Santa Fe Independent Film Festival in full swing
Ready, Set, SFIFF posted By Charlotte Martinez in Santa Fe
ABQ Journal-Santa Fe Independent Film Fest to honor MacLaine
Santa Shirley MacLaine to accept Lifetime Achievement Award at SFIFF George RR Martin to receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Santa Fe Independent Film Fes Fe Independent Film Festival Opens with The Tribe, Closes with Girlhood
SF Reporter: About A Boy
Ti West answers your questions
Moviemaker honors Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Executive Jacques Paisner named one of SFR's Cultural Power Players
Director Chris Eyre Joins Festival Board
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival named one of 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014
Moviemaker Magazine's "50 Festival Worth the Entry Fee 2014"