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SFIFF named to MovieMaker’s ’50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee’

Fillmmaker brunch with Kirk Ellis, Wes Studi and Jay Roach was part of SFIFF’s programming in 2016. (Courtesy of Linda Carfagno)

Fillmmaker brunch with Kirk Ellis, Wes Studi and Jay Roach was part of SFIFF’s programming in 2016. (Courtesy of Linda Carfagno)

Film festivals.

Each one is different and has a specific focus.

And MovieMaker Magazine has named the “50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017.”

For the fourth straight year, the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival has made the list.

“The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is an event that focuses on the singular vision of an artist,” says Jacques Paisner, SFIFF executive director. “So to be highlighted again in MovieMaker Magazine as a festival that celebrates the filmmaker indicates that we’ve been doing the right thing for the past nine years.”

The magazine credits the high-quality SFIFF panels.

“A strength of SFIFF is the talent on display at its panels: 2016’s edition saw talks with ‘MacGyver’ creator Lee Zlotoff, director Jay Roach (‘Trumbo’) and editor Paul Barnes (‘The Thin Blue Line’), moderated by producer-screenwriter Kirk Ellis (‘John Adams’),” the article stated. “Add to that a solid independent line-up (titles like Sherng-Lee Huang’s and Livia Ungur’s ‘Hotel Dallas’ and the Oscar-nominated doc ‘Fire at Sea’ played last October) and historic venues like the Lensic (Performing Arts Center) and Jean Cocteau Cinema, and you’ve got a winner.”

Last year, the festival honored Jacqueline Bisset

The festival runs Oct. 18-22 in Santa Fe.

More information can be found at santafeindependentfilmfestival.com

Jacqueline Bisset was SFIFF 2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient. (Courtesy of Sage Paisner)

Jacqueline Bisset was SFIFF 2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient. (Courtesy of Sage Paisner)

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