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50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2019

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Santa Fe, New Mexico / October 16-20, 2019 / santafeindependentfilmfestival.com 

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is another destination fest. It takes place “in a picturesque adobe town nested beneath the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains as the aspens are still changing colors in mid-October,” per Co-founder and Artistic Director, Jacques Paisner. The festival draws its share of successful moviemakers and other celebrities. Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin bought the treasured local indie theater, the Jean Cocteau Cinema, in 2013. Some of the screenings are held there, and Martin has been a frequent guest at the festival.

By Josh Ralske, Peter Weed, and MM Editors