50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018

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Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 

Santa Fe, New Mexico / October 17-21, 2018 / santafeindependentfilmfestival.com

“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. After all, where else can you see Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin talk film at the very theater he owns—the historic Jean Cocteau Cinema?

George R. R. Martin and Wes Studi on closing night of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 2017. Photograph courtesy of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

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  1. Jon Deo

    April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Really? No gay film festivals. Try again.

    • Filmmaker

      April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      “Iris Prize Film Festival’s namesake is indeed its calling card—IPFF continues to dole out the largest LGBT short film prize (£30,000) on the planet”

    • Caleb, Asst Editor

      June 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Keep an eye out for our upcoming “25 Coolest Film Fests” in our Summer issue (newsstands 7/24). Lots of LGBT Fest representation!

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