Join us in September for the 2024 Four Corners Film Festival!

The Four Corners Film Festival celebrates the spirit of the Southwest, in the Heart of the Southwest, the Four Corners. It's the convergence of four states, and spotlights creators in each of the four states, as well as featuring minorities who make increasingly impactful advances to the space. Categories include Native American filmmakers, women in film, and veterans.

The in-person event is held September 12, 13, & 14, 2024 in Farmington, New Mexico.

Screenings will be held at the beautiful and historic Totah Theater in the heart of Farmington's Downtown.
Speakers and panelists will bring information and educational opportunities for local students and visiting filmmakers alike.

Screenings will be awarded to the top films in each category.
Winners will be selected in each category and awarded a cash prize.

The President's Award will be awarded to the top entry of the season.


1. The competition is open to U.S. entries. Please check individual categories for additional requirements.
2. Feature films are 40 minutes in length or longer.
3. Short films are under 40 minutes in length.
4. Films with dialogue not in English must be subtitled in English.
5. Films that have been shown theatrically or been broadcast on television in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, or Utah prior to the Festival or are available on DVD or VOD are not eligible for consideration.
6. Entries must be submitted for pre-screening on Vimeo or YouTube link. If you use a secured link, you are REQUIRED to keep us updated with passwords or your film may be rejected.
7. Works in progress are accepted but are not encouraged. We cannot promise that we will be able to watch re-edited submissions. Please only submit works in progress if submitting close to the final deadline.
8. You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each.


The individual or corporation submitting the film warrants that he/she is authorized to commit the film to at least three screenings at any time during the 2024 Four Corners Film Festival (FCFF) – September 12-14, 2024. Selected entries must send festival screening copy digitally as a hi-res. MP4 File or on a Flash drive.


Do NOT send original prints or master copies.

Four Corners Film Festival (FCFF) is held harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses that may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of any film.


Entrant agrees to grant FCFF permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed – in whole or in part – SOLELY for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival.


• Entry fee (must be paid online).
• Three (3) Line Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program, social media, and website) If you do not send a synopsis we may create one on your behalf. Your synopsis may be edited for length, and/or to remove spelling and grammar errors.
• FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS: 250 Word Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website, space permitting)
• STATE SPECIFIC CATEGORIES: Include proof of residence or proof that the entry was shot predominantly in the state of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, or Utah.
• Entries selected for screening must submit at least one digital 300 dpi still photo from the film and at least one web-ready still at 72 dpi and 560×315 pixels to be used online and in social media marketing of the event.
• Entries selected for screening must submit social media handles for use in marketing materials online and on social media.
• Entries selected for screening must submit a trailer of your film either as a digital download, or a public link to YouTube or Vimeo.

For surround sound capability, the film should be 7.1 format. (warning: this will increase the size of your file and will take longer to download.) Trailers may be used online and for social media marketing of the event.


By submitting my screenplay to the Four Corners Film Festival, I:
• recognize that Four Corners Film Festival, its representatives, and files are replete with ideas and stories for theatrical motion pictures and television programs and that new ideas for motion pictures and television programs are constantly being submitted to FCFF. I also recognize that many stories and ideas are similar and often different stories and ideas related to one or more common underlying themes.
• agree to indemnify FCFF and its representatives, including its judges and readers, against any and all claims, expenses, losses, or liabilities that may be asserted against FCFF and its representatives at any time in connection with said Material, or any use thereof, including without limitation those arising from any breach of the warranties and promises given by me herein.
• hereby release and discharge FCFF and its representatives, including judges and readers, from any and all claims and demands and will not assert, maintain, or assist any party in asserting or maintaining any claims or demands against FCFF arising out of, or in connection with the Materials, including without limitation, any and all claims for libel, rights of publicity, theft, or misappropriation of ideas or trade secrets or infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights.
• warrant I am the sole owner and author of the Material submitted.
• agree that any part of the submitted Material that is not novel or original and not legally protected may be used by FCFF without any liability on FCFF.
• FCFF shall not be under any obligation to me with respect to the submitted material except as may later be set forth in a fully executed written agreement between us.
• have retained a copy of the Material and agree that FCFF shall not be obligated to return the Material to me.
• acknowledge that FCFF is under no obligation to use the Material in any manner. I warrant it is original to me and that I am the author and owner of the Material.

Overall Rating
  • Shadow C. LaValley

    Truly thankful and grateful to have our film be a part of this festival!

    November 2023
  • Walter Haussner

    Wonderful festival, great communication, and a beautiful location! Very honored that Xpendable was selected for the Veteran Story Award.

    September 2023
  • joseph erb

    ᎣᏍᏓ !!!!ᎣᏍᏓ !!!!ᎣᏍᏓ !!!!ᎣᏍᏓ !!!!ᎣᏍᏓ !!!!

    September 2023
  • Melody Brooke

    I cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience this festival was for me. The organizers put together a valuable learning experience along with their choice in powerful films with brilliant filmmaking. I met more connections here than any festival I've ever attended and each of the presenters were both open and incredibly informative. I'd give it 10 stars if I could.

    September 2023
  • Cool Festival ⭐️ Thank you for hosting our film JUST LIKE WATER 🎥 Greetings to Farmington from Athens, Greece 🇬🇷

    August 2022