We receive amazing coverage of our festival and films every year. Here is a collection of reviews from 2019.
Actress Tantoo Cardinal will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and introduce the film Falls Around Her at the 2019 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, on Saturday, October 19th at 6:30 pm. The 11th Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival takes place October 16th to 20th, 2019 in downtown Santa Fe. READ MORE
Tantoo Cardinal has a résumé that one would envy.
She’s helped represent Native Americans in film and TV for decades. On Oct. 19, she will received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. READ MORE
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. READ MORE
Here's a film of surprising power and fluidity, considering director-producer Arwen Curry began the feature documentary all the way back in 2009 and didn't complete it until this year. Typically, films don't take nine years to finish unless they have been hit by severe production problems--say, film footage goes missing or gets damaged, or perhaps a camera operator dies before wrapping the work. In this instance, the delay doesn't seem to reflect any major technical snafus but rather represents a conscious desire on Curry's part to follow author Ursula K. Le Guin through the final years of her life. READ MORE
Hooray for Tamalewood!
Once again, a major movie industry publication has listed Santa Fe as one of the nation's top small cities for filmmakers, while also listing Albuquerque as the No. 1 big city for making films.
Moviemaker magazine, which bills itself as "the world's most widely read independent film magazine," last week published its annual lists of best places for filmmakers to live. READ MORE
On Friday, you could see "Monday"--the name of a new movie premiering as part of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's lineup.
The journey to get the film to the big screen, however, started on the small screen.
Local filmmaker Alejandro Montoya took part in a reality competition series called "Rebel Without A Crew" with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, in which he and other amateur auteurs had the chance to create their movies while overcoming some hurdles in the process. READ MORE
N. Scott Momaday.
John Sayles and Maggie Renzi.
These are a few icons that were honored at the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival in 2017.
And it's part of the reason the film festival was named by MovieMaker as one of the "50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018."
It's the fifth consecutive year for the honor. READ MORE
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival this week announced its first 10 feature film selections, including pictures from Japanese, Brazilian and South Korean directors, as well as a documentary about the popular Santa Fe-based arts collective Meow Wolf.
Some 40 feature films will screen at the festival in October, in addition to an armful of shorts, panels and parties at theaters across town. READ MORE
It's almost time for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2018. The festival will once again serve as an instrument to connect filmmakers with New Mexico film lovers through showcasing world-class filmmaking.
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, better known as SFIFF and Santa Fe IFF, devotes itself to the nurture of creative, independent, cutting-edge cinema and the promotion films in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The festival screens features and shorts of all types, including narrative, documentary, international, and animated. READ MORE
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival's 10th Anniversary winners were honored today, with Horizonti directed by Tinatin Kajrishvili winning Best Narrative Film, and The Silence of Others directed by Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar wining Best Documentary.
SFIFF also honored animator and director Bill Plympton with the Lifetime Achievement Award and, a Visionary Award for documenteur Alexandria Bombach. READ MORE
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival - Santa Fe, New Mexico - October 17-21, 2018
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF) began in 2009 as a fringe festival that took place in a community center. It invests in the advancement of independent, innovative, and cutting edge cinema bringing 5 days of excellence in filmmaking to the inclusive and diverse community of Santa Fe, New Mexico. READ MORE
"Craft" is the operative word at Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, where Masters Discussions--on screenwriting with Bill Broyles (Castaway, Jarhead), and on acting with Cassidy Freeman, Wes Studi, and Ara Woland, take deep dives into honing creative approaches from practical perspectives. With its eclectic pool of expert opinions from which to glean, SFIFF also proves that you don't have to learn how to make movies from moviemakers alone. READ MORE
The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns Oct. 17 through 21 for its 10th annual outing. Some 40 features, shorts and documentaries are scheduled to screen over the course of the 5-day movie fest. Special guests this year include animator Bill Plympton (I Married a Strange Person!, Idiots and Angels, Hair Hight, Cheatin'), who will be on hand to accept a lifetime achievement award (Saturday, 7pm). Local actor Gary Farmer will be there to introduce a special, restored print of Jim Jarmusch's 1995 avant-Western Dead Man (Saturday, 1:10pm). READ MORE