Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, is part of the Mindfield Festival circuit.
Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad, Netflix Studios and more) has a thriving film community that shines bright in the sunny Land of Enchantment.

Mindfield - Albuquerque showcases: Features, Shorts, and Music videos by filmmakers from around the world. We celebrate and support Independent, new, and Alternative filmmakers; not just during our annual Film Festival but throughout the year with our bi-monthly online competitions.

Winners of our bi-monthly online competition move up a tier to "Finalist" and are then added to a pool which will later be considered by a different panel to possibly screen at our annual festival.

Mindfield aims to show the very best in new independent cinema and to give filmmakers a place to show their work to people who appreciate it.

Each bi-month we give filmmakers the opportunity to submit their latest work and compete with others. Any project submitted to Mindfield - Albuquerque will automatically be entered into the bi-monthly competition. Projects are not screened during the bi-monthly competition.

A Selection (Semi-Finalist) for the bi-monthly competition is not an Official Selection to the Annual Live Festival.

As stated above, each bi-monthly winner (Finalist) will be added to a pool (the next tier) to be considered for possible "official Selection" and screening at our annual Film Festival. Every winner of the bi-monthly competition will receive a digital laurel.

The annual live screening is a separate entity from the bi-monthly competition. A different panel will make their selection for the live screening from the winners (Finalist) pool of the bi-monthly competition.

All projects screened at the Live Festival will compete with each other. The winners of the Live Festival will be announced at the Awards Ceremony.

2022 Live Festival Date:
August 25th - 28th

The Guild Cinema - Albuquerque
3405 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA

****PLEASE NOTE: Projects submitted before July 1st 2022 will be considered for the live Festival in Albuquerque which will take place August 2022. Projects submitted after June 30th 2022 will be considered for the live Festival in Albuquerque which will take place August of 2023. This allows us to have enough time for print publication, programming, etc. for the Live Festival while also continuing with the bi-monthly competitions.****

- Best Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Short Film
- Best Student Film
- Best New Mexico Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Director
- Best Writer
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Best Music Video
- Best Trailer
- Best Score
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Design
- Best Narrator

· Entries must be in English or - Subtitled, dubbed in English.
· Every submission has to pick one main category.
· Multiple entries are allowed for each filmmaker and each entry may be entered in multiple categories.
· All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway. Please don't send discs or any downloadable files to us.
· Works in progress are accepted.
· Entries will not be returned.
· Entry fees are non-refundable

Overall Rating
  • Ana A P. Braunstein

    Wonderful Film Festival! It is an honor to be a part of it! Thank you! Ana A P Braunstein

    May 2022
  • Aaron Roan Kramer

    It great to be part of this festival!

    October 2021
  • Akash Khurana

    A very special festival. Winning here was a cherishable experience

    October 2021
  • Thank you a TON to all at this festival for making it an experience I'll always cherish! Superb communication from this team and, although I could not make it to the screening, it was an honor to have been chosen to be screened! Thank you and many blessings to you all!

    September 2021
  • Happy to be a part of this festival!! Great communication!

    September 2021