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Film Set

empowers your journey in film

This is the place where filmmakers come to learn, grow and THRIVE!

Our Mission

To support Independent Filmmakers and Above The Line talent located in New Mexico by providing educational classes, programs, grants and mentorship.

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Who We Are

Founded in 2013 ,  the New Mexico Film Foundation team consists of directors, producers, editors, actors and writers! The team has expanded from a Board of Directors to now include an Advisory Board and volunteers! Committee's comprised of the team, manage programs, events, communication, grants and fiscal sponsorship!

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Programs and Events at the NMFF were developed to focus on individual career paths in film in the areas of writing, producing, directing and acting. From the beginning stages of your career to advanced classes, the NMFF can provide training and opportunity.

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Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal Sponsorship is a program that is provided by and that allows a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization to support film and media projects. By submitting a project, a vetting process begins and information provided is evaluated to ensure alignment with the foundations core mission. If accepted into the sponsorship and as a Fiscal Sponsor, New Mexico Film Foundation will align with its sponsored partner and enter into a signed agreement. The foundation will provide mentorship and administration and the sponsored project will be eligible to apply for grants and solicit tax-deductible contributions on behalf of the project.


The foundation in no way maintains any ownership of the project but provides resources and simplifies organizational functions. 

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News & Updates

What’s Happening

We’re proud to share all the latest NMFF news with you. Take a look at some our stories , including our latest SPOTLIGHT team member, Julius Roanhorse. You can learn more about the New Mexico Film Foundation by subscribing to our newsletter and find out more about our latest programs and upcoming events. Let us know if you have any comments or questions. We’d love to hear from you.

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Student Filmmakers Showcase a huge success!

Hosting the 2023 Student Filmmaker Showcase at The Violet Crown in Santa Fe was a huge success. The program directed towards post-secondary students enrolled in a New Mexico College with a film program was attended by colleges throughout the state.

Seven colleges submitted fifteen films. The films then went through a judging process. Seven finalist were chosen and awards were given for "best of" in the categories. The remarkable screening of the films left audiences with a sense of what is happening across the state in these film programs. 

The Foundation will host the program again which will accept films beginning March 1, 2024

George R.R. Martin Screenwriting Grant Winners 2024

Writing with Pen

Each year the NMFF hosts a writing competition sponsored by George RR Martin Literary Foundation.

The FINALIST for the George RR Martin Screenwriting competition for 2024 is:

Writer: Ginny Leise 

Script : Deserters

The two merit winners for the 2024 George RR Martin Screenwriting Competition are:

                    Writer: Ellen Humphreys                                 Script: My Friends All Died Without Me

Writer: Michael Madrigal                                 Script: The Devil's Workshop

All Hands In

The NMFF operates 100% on donations

Without the support of our community partners and those individuals who support our mission, we could not continue our pursuit of elevating the talent in New Mexico. Our Board and Advisory Board volunteer thousands of hours with passion and commitment. The NMFF remains the only non-profit in the State of New Mexico that support above the line talent talent. 

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