Santa Fe Movie Awards stands as an online seasonal international awards event, with aspirations of becoming a leading :lm institution in North America, attracting talented :lmmakers from across the globe. This extraordinary festival not only celebrates cinematic creativity and innovation but also provides both Santa Fe locals and visitors with a unique glimpse into the future of cinema. With a special emphasis on low- budget independent :lms and fostering inter-cultural understanding, this event seeks to offer a cultural alternative to mainstream cinema, while simultaneously supporting independent :lmmakers and championing the art of :lmmaking. Throughout each season, :lms submitted to the festival undergo a rigorous assessment by our International Jury, who meticulously evaluate their overall artistic and technical quality on a performance scale. Only a select winners of each season will have the honor of being chosen for online screening and receiving prestigious awards, solidifying this festival’s reputation as a sought-after platform for emerging talent and groundbreaking cinematic experiences.


    If you have a film ready, you can send your film to us through Filmfreeway


    Our Mission

    Our Mission Is To Discover Talented Filmmakers From All Over The World And Help Them Expand Their Project Possibilities.

    All films in all genres will be considered. We consider a short to be under 50 minutes. Filmmakers certify they have the rights to the music used in their films. Please upload a digital screener to FilmFreeway. Requirements

    Premiere Status:
    No premiere status is required. So, don’t wait to submit your film.

    We require film s to have all necessary rights and releases secured for us to feature them. Yes, this includes music.

    Free to View:
    We only select film s that are free for audiences.

    What We Look For
    We look for great stories that brave new territory. We value great characters, fascinating new worlds, and stories that surprise us over fancy visual effects, famous actors, or silly one-liners that often feed much of online videos.

    What We Avoid
    We have no hard and fast rules. Every film is different, and there are always exceptions.

    Refund Policy
    Unfortunately, we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so. As with other festivals, your fee is paid for your film to be considered. By no means does submitting your :lm guarantee that your film will be accepted. If your film is not accepted, your submission fee is not refundable.