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Moviemaker honors Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The accolades keep coming for the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.

After being named one of the “25 Coolest General Film Festivals” film festivals, it is named one of the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2014” by Moviemaker Magazine.

While the full list will be printed in the April 22 issue, the website is listing one festival a day.

“It really shows that the Fest is gaining traction in the national media, and is putting Santa Fe on the radar as top destination for filmmakers. Itis exciting to be recognized for our dedication to independent filmmaking” said festival director, Liesette Paisner.

MovieMaker considered criteria like a festival’s history, prizes, awards jury, audience, success of alumni, and entry fees.

“The tally of film festivals worldwide numbers between 4,000 and 6,000. To put those figures in financial terms, if you submitted to all of them you’d be shelling out in excess of $300,000-considerably more than the total production budget of most truly independent films. That’s why, for the better part of the last decade, MovieMaker has been combing through festival data to bring our readers a slate of film festivals “worth the entry fee.” says Moviemaker Magazine.




Santa Fe Independent Film Festival’s organizers are proud to be

selected as a “film festival worth the entry fee” and offer a big

thank you to MovieMaker Magazine. The 2014 Santa Fe Independent Film

Festival runs October 15-19, in historic downtown Santa Fe. The

regular submission deadline is May 15th. For more information please




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