Call for Submissions

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 for the Best in Show and an Audience Award that will be determined by votes in our Submittable Online Gallery between April1st-30th.

New Mexico Film Office Free Educational Speaker Series

The NMFO is excited to announce we will be doing a monthly Educational Series, our first topic will be the New Mexico Film Incentive Program with Lisa Lucas.

When: January 31, 6-7pm
Where: Joseph Montoya Building, Bid Room
            1100 S. St. Francis Dr., Santa Fe, NM 87505.
What:  Are you an Independent New Mexico Filmmaker? Do you realize you can claim the 25-30% film tax incentive on  any project? The New Mexico Film Office is the liaison between productions and the NM Tax & Revenue Department-we can help you claim the tax incentive.

Lisa Lucas from the New Mexico Film Office will give you the facts you need to know in order to qualify for the tax credit from the State of New Mexico. This topic is a must for anyone thinking about producing a film in New Mexico.

RSVP to Barbara Kerford
This event is a free speaker series, open to the public, brought to you by the New Mexico Film Office.

Liaison Spotlight: Juanita N. Jennings
Chaves County & City of Roswell
The New Mexico Film Office has a network of Film Liaisons to help film productions with local services throughout the state.

What productions have you worked with? Astro, Travel Channel, History Channel, Japanese Network

How can you help filmmakers that come to your area? I am their concierge one-stop shop for their needs and services to make their production. I have a great connection with the community to help make their stay in Roswell a great experience. I make it happen with the support of the Economic Development Corporation and other local community partners.

What do you consider to be a unique location in your jurisdiction? Bottomless Lakes State Park – the rock formations and open landscape is divine at sunrise or sunset and the backdrop is breathtaking. Most unique is our International Airport and runways. It was previously an Air force base and it still has that style and feel of being a military area, but with a modern twist. 

Favorite TV shows and films:  I’m a TV junkie! I love Suits, Blue Bloods, The Brave, Seals, Designated Survivor, Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon I could keep going. Favorite all time movies Pretty Women, Top Gun, Notebook and Man on Fire

NMFO Filmcast: Mike Menchel
Is it possible to conduct a podcast by phone with your subject driving through the Mojave Desert? As it turns out, it is! Listen in to New Mexico shot “Only the Brave” producer Mike Menchel describe his journey through the industry. Mike started in the mail room (it's true) at Creative Artists Agency in 1975, working his way up the ladder to become an agent, then a manager and finally a film producer. His story about the development of the “Only the Brave” movie is both fascinating and startlingly heartfelt. You won’t want to miss this compelling interview and the great advice Mike provides to those interested in working in the industry.

The 2018 Film & Media Education Summit

The mission of this event is to stimulate communication, create fresh ideas and establish lasting bonds and relationships between New Mexico’s film and media industry and secondary and higher education institutions, thus, establishing a well-defined educational environment that offers cutting edge training for today’s competitive industry.
The New Mexico Film Office and the Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries invite all NM Film & Media Educators to participate in an informative discussion and networking in Santa Fe. 
Date:              Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time:              1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location:         Hotel Santa Fe Hacienda & Spa, Main Ballroom
                       1501 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501
1:00 pm - 1:30pm   Keynote Speaker: Dr. Barbara Damron, New Mexico Cabinet Secretary of Higher Education
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Roundtable discussion on Dual Credits and Articulation with Bridgette Noonan (HED)
3:00 pm - 3:45 pm   Roundtable discussion on Workforce Economic Development with Lisa Lucas and Grubb Graebner
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm   Wrap-up
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Networking mixer
If you are interested in attending please RSVP to Barbara Kerford, State Outreach Coordinator, New Mexico Film Office and include a brief synopsis of your Film & Media Program. If you are not able to attend, but would like to make sure the NM Film Office has information on your Film & Media Program, please send that to Barbara as well.
Film & Media Day at the Roundhouse

Don't forget to stop by the New Mexico Film Office's table at Film & Media Day, February 12th at the Roundhouse!