Film Festivals


Albuquerque Film and Media Experience at Nob Hill

 AFME at Nob Hill is the most anticipated flagship event in the Southwest that represents diversity, innovation and creative achievement in film, media, arts and entertainment.

Our programming includes everything from new media and technology, domestic and international movies, music and dance to food, art, engaging events and face-to-face conversations with industry leaders.  There will be incredible programs, networking events and memorable moments throughout the week with industry executives and unforgettable personalities.

Albuquerque Film & Media Experience will be a worldwide destination event,  highlight what The Land of Enchantment is all about and give everyone the chance to co-create into the future.


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 48 Hour Film Project


The 48 Hour Film Project is a wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, and edit – in just 48 hours. On Friday night, teams draw a genre from a hat. They are then given a character, prop and line to include in their films. On Sunday night, in a wild dash to the drop off event, the film is turned in – and teams celebrate. The film is then screened at a local theater in front of an audience of filmmakers, friends and families.

The 48HFP is the world’s oldest and largest timed filmmaking competition – the granddaddy of them all. If you want the real deal, this is it. The 48HFP is all about creativity and fun. It’s also about community. For years the 48HFP has been helping local creative people connect to make films. These connections go beyond filmmaking – taking part in the 48 helps people find friends, collaborators, jobs and even girlfriends & boyfriends! There are even some 48HFP married couples out there!

This year, filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

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Italian Film Festival

PrintEstablished in 2010, Italian Festivals of New Mexico is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization whose mission is to Promote Italian Culture in New Mexico. In fulfillment of its mission, IFNM produces and promotes events and activities that celebrate, educate and inform about the richness of Italian culture, history and tradition.

IFNM’s fundraising centerpiece and flagship event, the annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, has long been dedicated to supporting children’s causes. A multi-day celebration of Italian cinema and culture, the festival affords the opportunity to enjoy the Italian experience through events and highly acclaimed contemporary Italian films while benefitting New Mexico’s children.

The award-winning NM Italian Film & Culture Festival has been delighting audiences and gathering fans since 2007, and has become the largest, most significant Italian event in the state.  All films are in Italian with English subtitles and include a great mix of genres from comedy to drama to romance.  The festival attracts film buffs, music lovers, Italophiles and foodies.  You don’t have to be Italian to enjoy this unique opportunity to explore contemporary Italy through the eyes and insights of celebrated Italian filmmakers, and to savor the cuisine, people, and live music of this popular annual festival.

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 Santa Fe Film Festival

The SantSantaFeFilmFestival-logo-21a Fe Film Festival celebrates all facets of cinematic arts – here in New Mexico, regionally and globally.

Our annual event honors everyone working both behind the scenes and on screen to bring the best of film creation, production and showings to the public. We constantly seek improvement in our respective crafts and provide film makers with resources to pursue their dreams.

To that end, the Santa Fe Film Festival focuses on bringing together distinguished industry specialists and discriminating movie lovers through accessible screenings, panels, workshops and parties.

The Festival will continue to grow as the leading exhibition and educational portal for all things cinematic in New Mexico.

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 Way OUT West Film Festival

CLOSET CINEMA is an Albuquerque based nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing queer cinema in an attempt to highlight the richness of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender experience. We serve our diverse communities by producing the Way OUT West Film Festival and other events.

One of the State’s largest film festivals. Closet Cinema is recognized as the New Mexico’s leading LGBT non-profit organization dedicated to presenting a diverse array of LGBT images through film media arts.

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 Rezilience Indigenous Arts Experience


REZILIENCE will be a living, creative environment that bridges cultural knowledge with modern art-making processes. This immersive environment will entice all senses with vibrant visuals, stage performances, live art creations, hands-on activities, positive vibes and mind stimulating experiences. Indigenous artists and art related professionals representing the U.S. Canada and Mexico will be present for this full day event to share their talents, skills and knowledge in 8 creative arenas; including academics, poetry, music, wellness and visual arts.


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 ¡Cine Magnifico! Albuquerque’s Latino Film Festival

As Albuquerque’s Latino Film Festival, iCine Magnífico! is proud to hold a position of great importance within our community. As many of us know and have felt throughout our lives, the experience of cinema and film has the ability to lift us, to join us, to inspire us and to expose us to an abundance of places, cultures, languages, characters, and ways of life in the Hispanic world. In particular, these films are hand ­selected with great care and attention for our local community. The film selection reflects what matters to us here in Albuquerque, and these issues are presented through a view out into the world that connects with us and influences us, just as we connect with and influence it in return.

Also, through our festival, we engage with the greater local community comprised of people from businesses, organizations and educational and cultural institutions. As we gather to enjoy these films, we experience this mutual network of support. ¡Cine Magnífico! is a wonderful bridge that joins connects us to each other in amazing ways, and we look forward to continuing that tradition going forward.

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Experiments in Cinema


Experiments in Cinema is an annual Basement Films production. The festival brings the international community of cinematic experimentalists to New Mexico to add an experimental voice to the statewide conversation about movie making. The screenings, lectures and workshops are all designed to inspire a new generation of media activists to recognize the value of their media voices and to participate in shaping future trends in cultural representation.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact festival founder/director Bryan Konefsky at Our call for submissions can be found on our website and is open every year August 1 – November 1

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Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Film Festival

02da7498The Pueblo Film Festival is the only film festival in the country devoted to the work of Pueblo filmmakers and actors and films that explore the Pueblo experience. The two-day event is a celebration of Native American Heritage Month and provides a forum for emerging filmmakers from Pueblo communities to connect with established Pueblo filmmakers. The schedule includes film screenings, presentations and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers.



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Albuquerque Film Club

albuquerquefilmclubWe invite you to join the Albuquerque Film Club.
The AFC will host movies at the Guild Cinema one weekend every other month, Saturday and Sunday matinees. After the screening, we invite everyone to join us to gab about movies and meet fellow film fans.
The Albuquerque Film Club is open to everyone of any age who enjoys watching movies on a big screen in the company of other film lovers and then sharing observations about what they have seen. This is a social rather than scholarly group, although some members know a lot about motion pictures while others wish to expand their appreciation.
Our purpose is to revive interesting films from silent classics to productions of the big studio era to intimate independent films of more recent years—comedies, dramas, film noir, fantasy, adventure. While most of the movies we screen will be English language, we shall include intriguing films from abroad. The films you attend will help choose future programs in the AFC series.
The AFC is a non-profit, all volunteer club.
Your participation is welcomed.
All that is required for membership is an interest and an email address for notification of upcoming events. For information about the Albuquerque Film Club’s events, email

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ABQ Jewish Film Festival

Celebrate the Jewish Experience through Cinema at the 6th Annual JCC ABQ Jewish Film Fest. The JCC’s sixth annual ABQ Jewish Film Fest will light up the screens during the last two weeks of July with six recently released film premieres.  Each year the Fest endeavors to weave a colorful fabric of uniquely Jewish stories that come to us through movies from around the world.  The Fest curators research current films showing at film fests worldwide to select a representative line-up of the finest films for Albuquerque audiences to enjoy.  This year the film line-up includes documentaries, dramas, and comedy from Mexico, Poland, U.S., Israel. More information is available at  and tickets may be purchased at

For more information and tickets please visit our webpage.


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