"Film will only become an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper."
-Jean Cocteau

This is a bi-monthly local screening series. The Soft Focus Screenings are a way for New Mexico filmmakers to showcase their talents, and projects in front of a live audience. There will be no entry fee because we want to build a creative film community with the talent we have in the state of New Mexico. These screenings are all about the idea of undependent cinema. There is no need for big budgets and crews of hundreds. You can create a masterpiece with only a phone. Maybe you already have, and we want to screen it. We are accepting up to 10 projects per screening. All genres are welcome. We will also hold a short Q&A with the artists after the screening. The audience favorite award will be chosen by those in attendance, and the winning film will be screened at the "Best Of" year end screening.

The audience will choose a winner. The winner will receive a brewery t-shirt and a $20 gift card. They will also have their film screened at our year end "Best Of "screening, where more prizes will be available.

Must be a filmmaker in New Mexico. Film cannot exceed 10 minutes. Film must be in a digital format. Filmmaker must be present to receive audience favorite award. Must be 21 to come to the screening, or must be accompanied by a parent.