The 13th Annual SFiFF received over 1,900 film submissions from around the globe, hosted over 100 visiting filmmakers, and presented world-class film screenings, discussion panels, and networking events in venues throughout downtown Santa Fe. 2021 SFiFF welcomed Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
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directed by Josh Covitt and Michael Feld
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directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Denis Walgenwitz
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Sam Pollard – Sharing a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Documentary for 4 Little Girls(1997) with Spike Lee, documenteur Sam Pollard has earned much acclaim for his directing, editing, producing, and screenwriting. Pollard has also earned an Emmy, a Peabody Career Achievement Award, and Best Documentary at 2020 SFiFF.
Alexandria Bombach – Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and editor from Santa Fe, NM. Her feature-length documentary, On Her Shoulders (2018), won Best Directing in the US Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards, and was shortlisted for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature. Bombach founded the Santa Fe Editing & Writing Residency, is a 2019 Sundance Institute Momentum Fellow, and a 2019 Chicken & Egg Award Fellow.
Ina Fichman – President and Executive Producer/Producer at INTUITIVE PICTURES, Ina Fichman has produced titles such as Guy Nattiv’s Mabul (The Flood, 2010), which was featured at Berlinale.
Cassidy Freeman – Known for her roles in television’s The Righteous Gemstones, Smallville and Longmire, actress and musician Cassidy Freeman also acted in and produced the stunning New Mexico-filmed feature length drama, Cortez.
Kathleen Broyles – President of the Board of The Milagro Initiative, and is a consultant to Sundance Institute, where she has worked since 1990. Kathleen is also a location casting director known for productions like Honeydripper and Silver City.
Danny Rubin – An award-winning screenwriter and playwright, Daniel Rubin co-wrote with Harold Ramis the screenplay for Groundhog Day, for which the two received a BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay.
Jeanne Leblanc – Winner of SFiFF’s 2020 Best Narrative Feature with the film, Our Own, Jeanne Leblanc is a writer and director recognized for her unique perspective in drama.
Amanda Lundquist – Winner of SFiFF’s 2017 Best Narrative Feature with the film, Pinsky, Amanda Lundquist is a writer and director known for her comedic storytelling.
Danny Lee Ladely – Served as the Director of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center for over 40 years and began the Great Plains Film Festival in 1992.
Paul Lazarus – Producer of Westworld(1973) and Barbarosa(1982)
Lily Zepeda – Director of Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man
Priscilla Naunġaġiaq Hensley Holthouse – Director of WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North
Special Thanks to all of SFiFF’s past filmmakers and attendees, including: Tantoo Cardinal, Jane Seymour, Robert Redford, Ali MacGraw, Wes Studi, John Waters, Ethan Hawke, Shirley MacLaine, George R.R. Martin, Jacqueline Bisset, John Sayles, Maggie Renzi, Ted Hope, N. Scott Momaday, June Diane Raphael, and Bill Plympton.