ATTENTION ALL FILMMAKERS: DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AFMX IS PLANNING TO PRESENT OUR FESTIVAL VIRTUALLY AGAIN IN 2021. IF WE ARE ABLE TO PRESENT IN-PERSON SCREENINGS AND EVENTS BY SEPTEMBER 2021, WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW BY THE NOTIFICATION DATE OF FILMS BEING ACCEPTED. THE ENTIRE TEAM AT AFMX IS TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION TO KEEP OUR STAFF, SPONSORS, AND FILMMAKERS SAFE AND HEALTHY BY FOLLOWING ALL CITY, COUNTY AND STATE GUIDELINES. WE HAD OVER 53,000 PEOPLE TUNE IN TO AFMX 2020, AND EXPECT EVEN MORE IN 2021. THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF THE EXPERIENCE.

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFMX) has hosted an average of 10,000 attendees each year and presents a fusion of film, music and special events that create a unique and intimate experience for everyone in attendance.

Our Mission:
AFMX brings together award-winning and up-and-coming filmmakers and musicians to showcase and celebrate film and music, and provide a platform for education, collaboration, discovery and the sharing of stories.

Our Vision:
To enhance cultural richness by integrating film and music programs that provide entertainment and education for the community, contribute to the creative economy and support Albuquerque as an epicenter for film, music and the arts.

AFMX is very selective with films that have the highest production quality and value when it comes to cinematography, sound, music, editing, lighting, acting, and all of the other details that go into making a great film. We look forward to reviewing your project, and thank you for submitting.

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience is presented by the AFME Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.

For a listing of Past Attendees, please visit www.abqfilmx.com/past-participants

Unique Native American pottery awards, budgeting and producing software packages and certificates are presented for the following categories at the Closing Awards Ceremony:

Robert & Sibylle Redford Award for Creative Achievement
Dennis Hopper "Easy Rider" Award
AFMX Social Impact Award
AFMX Music Award
Best Feature
Best Short
Best Documentary
Best Student Film
Best Animated Film
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
Best Music Video
Best New Mexico Film
Best New Mexico Director
Best New Mexico Actor
Best New Mexico Actress

To view Past Award Winners, please visit www.abqfilmx.com/award-winners

TERMS & CONDITIONS
By submitting to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, filmmakers understand the terms and conditions and have read the below guidelines.

The following will apply IF my movie is selected:

1. My movie will be screened during the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience and will be eligible to win a filmmaker award.

2. My exhibition copy of the movie will be sent to AFMX either as a non-password protected Vimeo file, or a compressed, downloadable, electronic file (mp4 preferred). ALL films must be received no later than Friday, August 20, 2021.

IF YOUR SCREENING/EXHIBITION COPY IS NOT RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021, IT MAY NOT BE SCREENED AS PART OF OUR PROGRAM.

3. Any use of the film outside of our screening team MUST be approved by the filmmaker. This may include a private screening for the press to write a story on the film.

4. A sample clip of my movie or trailer may be promoted via the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience website, ticketing site utilized by AFMX, YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, or any other social media site with respect to promoting AFMX and the screening of my movie.

5. I permit AFMX to use my name and stills from my movie found on FilmFreeway (at least one print-quality and one web version provided upon request) for all promotional purposes.

The following will apply for all movie submissions:

1. AFMX retains the right to archive the submitted file or copy of my movie in physical and/or digital format solely for historical and research purposes, and will not publicly screen it without my permission. All submissions should be downloaded to FilmFreeway for easy access to the entire AFMX screening committee.

2. AFMX will conduct private screening sessions with its screening team to review submissions, which may include my movie.

3. AFMX will not return any thumb drives, hard drives or discs received unless filmmaker requests and pays for shipping. Filmmakers are responsible to supply a prepaid, self addressed envelope or packaging to AFMX that should be sent with original shipment of exhibition copy.

4. AFMX does not provide refunds on submission fees.

ENTRY GUIDELINES
You must complete a separate submission if submitting more than one movie. Entry fees are per movie entered and must be paid and confirmed on FilmFreeway. Films previously entered may not be resubmitted unless there are substantial changes. Please contact AFMX if you need to re-submit your project.

Shipping
If mailing your exhibition copy, please include the following: TWO (2) copies of your film and SASE if you require shipment back to you after AFMX. Do not include press kits of any kind or packing popcorn/styrofoam. We recommend mailing your film(s) via the post office, Fedex or UPS.

Selected Films
All filmmakers with selected projects will be notified regarding acceptance by Monday, June 21, 2021 by the email address provided at the time of submission.

We highly suggested that all filmmakers whose work is submitted and accepted into the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience prepare to attend the festival (in-person or virtually).

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  • Annika K Horne

    This was a really wonderful experience. The festival organizers went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience even as a virtual festival. It was such an honor to have been recognized as a filmmaker at this festival and I hope to apply and attend in person one day.

    January 2021
  • Claudia Wick

    I am the festival agent for this film which is part of my BEST FOR FESTS lineup. My filmmakers were totally thrilled with the experience and the communication Fantastic Q&A! We totally recommend this Fine Festival. Congrats Bruno Chatelin

    November 2020
  • Kacey Cox

    I am the festival agent for this film which is part of my BEST FOR FESTS lineup. My filmmakers were totally thrilled with the experience and the communication. We totally recommend this GREAT Festival. Congrats Bruno Chatelin

    November 2020
  • Shawn Spitler

    Wonderful to work with and very organized!

    October 2020
  • I know the networking would have been on POINT if the festival wasn't virtual.

    October 2020