****PLEASE NOTE: Projects submitted before July 1st 2020 will be considered for the live Festival in Albuquerque which will take place August 29th & 30th 2020. Projects submitted after June 30th 2020 will be considered for the live Festival in Albuquerque which will take place in the Summer of 2021. This allows us to have enough time for print publication, programming, etc. for the Live Festival while also continuing with the bi-monthly competitions.****

Mindfield Film Festival - Albuquerque, is part of the Mindfield Festival circuit.
Albuquerque (home of Breaking Bad) 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 and are then added to a pool which will later be considered to 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.

An Official Selection for the bi-monthly competition is not an Official Selection to the Annual Live Festival.

As stated above, each bi-monthly winner will be added to a pool (the next tier) to be considered for screening at our annual Film Festival. Every winner will get 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 pool of the bi-monthly competition.

***UPDATE: Emails will be sent out mid-July 2020 to those who have submitted projects within the window of June 2019-June2020 announcing the official selections for the Live Festival in Albuquerque held late August.***

All projects screened (and scripts selected for the live festival) will compete with each other and the winners will be announced at the Live Festival.

Festival Date:
August 29th & 30th 2020

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

- Best Feature Film
- Best Documentary Feature
- Best Short Film
- Best Student Film
- Best New Mexico Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- 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
  • WE had a lovely time in Albuquerque... The team was enthusiastic and welcoming. We met a number of fellow filmmakers and artists... Lots of fun. Thanks all!

    May 2020
  • Awesome festival. Great communication, all well organized with a very friendly touch. Thanks a lot!

    October 2019
  • Lois Norman

    Always a great supporter of my work and move to inclusion and difference! Thank you! Lois

    October 2019
  • Patrick Neff

    Well run by a great group of people!!! The timely and professional correspondence with the organizers is appreciated. Will certainly return in 2020 with our next short!

    October 2019
  • Francesca McGill

    It was such a joy to first be selected at the bi-monthly Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque for our Pilot web series comedy, GPS, and then receive the notification that Episode 1: The Yoga Retreat was also selected! The organizers kept great communication all along, and helped remind us how to post our wins on social networks. :) we Hopefully we will submit again soon to this festival!

    October 2019