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.

2023 Live Festival Date:
August 24th - 27th

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 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 in order to qualify for live screening.
· 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
  • Terry Ngo

    We are so honored and thankful to be a part of the Mindfield Film Festival. Gene and Aaron were professional, kind, and supportive. It meant the world to me that 3 generations of my family were able to attend.

    September 2022
  • Sue Smith

    It is a thrill to be a part of the Mindfield Film Festival in Albuquerque! Thank you for recognizing our film, You Come Calling, with your bi- monthly award for music videos. Our whole team is honoured to be recognized at a festival that values independent, alternative film making! Thank you so much from the cast, crew and creators of You Come Calling!
    Sue Smith, Producer & Tessa Fleming, Director

    September 2022
  • Alonso Indacochea

    Great experience -- got to watch my short "The Green Chile Bagel" screened to a full house. Communication was great and the festival was well-organized. Thanks to Gene and the rest of the organizers!

    September 2022
  • Tom Young

    Enjoyed our festival experience was well worth the entry fee. Communication was excellent and helpful. Overall a worth while festival.

    September 2022
  • Guy Wilkinson

    Although I was unable to make the film in person this year, this was a friendly, professional festival to deal with, good communication and I was happy my film 'Switching Lanes' was selected as a finalist in the short documentary category.

    September 2022