SFIFF Announces 2013 Dates and Call for Entries

"The Santa Fe IFF is geared towards expanding, inviting more filmmakers to expose their work through the festival..."

Date April 3, 2013 at 1:41 PM

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Publication SantaFe.com

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From a Santa Fe Independent Film Festival press release...

The 2013 Fifth Annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival kicks off Wednesday October 16 and runs through Sunday October 21, 2013, presenting five days of independent film, interactive social event and numerous instructive and expository workshops.

Santa Fe IFF 2013 entries are now being accepted, with early entry fees of $45 for feature films and $35 for shorts. The 2013 regular entry deadline is May 1, 2013 with entry fees of $60 for feature films and $45 for shorts. The final entry deadline is August 1, 2013.

Last year, the 2012 Santa Fe IFF experienced its biggest and most thriving year yet. The festival opened with the New Mexico premiere and Red Carpet Gala Event of "Bless Me Ultima" with author Rudolfo Anaya and cast and crew. The festival partnered with Farm to Table to host a week of food and film along with New Mexico Lawyers for The Arts to speak in the numerous educational workshops offered throughout the week. Santa Fe IFF closed with its New Mexico Premiere of "Tiger Eyes" with author Judy Blume and cast and crew. A Q&A with Blume and her son, Lawrence Blume, followed the event.

Guests of honor included Wes Studi ("Last of the Mohicans," "Avatar") who received the 2012 Action Hero Award and Chris Eyre ("Smoke Signals," "Skins") recipient of the 2012 American Filmmaker Award. Anaya was awarded the 2012 American Author Award and Blume the 2012 American Icon Award.

The Santa Fe IFF is geared towards expanding, inviting more filmmakers to expose their work through the festival, setting them up with a diverse audience, informative panels and unique opportunities for possible partnerships.

Mark your calendar for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival: October 16, 2013 – October 20, 2013.

Call for Santa Fe IFF 2013 Film Submissions now underway.

Download entry form at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com

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