Call for Submissions-- Deadline today March 15th

The 2018 New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase is accepting submissions via Submittable now through March 15th. This year we have added a $250 cash prize from the New Mexico Film Foundation and a $200 gift certificate for expendables from Cinelease for the Best in Show. There will also be an Audience Favorite Award that will be determined by votes in our Submittable Online Gallery now - April 30th.

New Mexico Film Office Free Educational Speaker Series:
Vendors: New Mexico Businesses Working with the New Mexico Film Industry

When: March 28th, 6-7pm
Where: Joseph Montoya Building, Bid Room
            1100 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505.
What:   Vendors: New Mexico Businesses Working with the New Mexico Film Industry
You can never predict what a film will need on any given day, it could be your product or service. Come out to hear how New Mexico businesses have been able to get involved with the New Mexico film industry and their tips for you.

Confirmed Guests: Adrian Chavez-Lobo Protective Services, Elias Vigil-Aquila Travel; Moderated by Lisa Lucas

The Educational Speaker Series is a free event and is open to the public, please register for this event using the link above.

The New Mexico Film Office was Nominated for “Outstanding Film Commission” by the Location Managers Guild International  
This award is given to a film commission that went above and beyond its normal mandate to assist a film or TV project achieve excellence in locations.  This nomination, voted on by location professionals, is a testament to your reputation of professionalism and your inspired work on the feature film, “Logan.”
Liaison Spotlight: Rita Smith
Guadalupe County
The New Mexico Film Office has a network of Film Liaisons throughout the state to help film productions with local services.

Rita Smith represents Guadalupe County and has worked with several productions interested in shooting there, linking them to locations and community resources.  

The most recent film to shoot in the area was Cowboy Drifter (2016) that filmed for a day in Santa Rosa, N.M.

From Rita:
In my experience filmmakers want to know what community resources are available to them. Quickly linking them to resources and promptly sending them pictures of locations is imperative. My county is very spread out and some of the main communities are 30 to 40 miles apart. To speed up the process I had to get an assistant to help me take pictures when needed. 

The most unique location in my area is The Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is a circular, bell-shaped natural pool that is one of the most popular dive destinations in the US for scuba diving and training . It is a clear blue body of water with a constant 62 °F temperature and constant inflow of 3,000 gallons per minute. It is 80 feet deep. People from all over the country stop to view it and swim in it as well. 
120 Years of Film in New Mexico Fun Fact: A lot of the older folks in Santa Rosa remember when Lynda Carter, the actress who played Wonder Woman, was in a movie called Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw (1976) they did a couple scenes in Santa Rosa and Vaughn, N.M.
NMFO Filmcast:
Production Designer Nathally Botelho
Production Designer Nathally Botelho's path into the NM film industry came by way of Brazil. After studying acting and theater arts, Nathally received a scholarship to study at The Film School at Santa Fe University. Listen in as Nathally talks about the people she met along the way, the relationships in the industry she formed and how hard work, dedication and creative skill made her a part of the industry today.

New Mexico Film Office Business
Industry Directory: The New Mexico Film Office is updating our Industry Directory. Please log on to make sure your contact information, business information and/or credits are up to date. If you need your login information email and we will get it to you (please note it may take a day or two to reply).

Film Events: Click here for a list of film events. If you have an industry event you would like listed on the, please email them to

Seeking Interns: The New Mexico Film Office is seeking summer interns, if you are currently enrolled or have graduated in the last year from a film program and would like to learn more about what the New Mexico Film Office does send your resume to