26 October 2006 -- We just received notification that Papa
Tortuga has been selected to screen at the Santa Fe Film Festival. The
festival runs from the 6th through the 10th of December. Elise will be
attending and is anxious to see audience reactions.
Santa Fe Film Festival Info:
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Established in 2000, the Santa Fe Film Festival has grown
each subsequent year. More than 200 filmmakers and 75 registered journalists
attended the festival's five-day run last season. Ticket sales were around
Last season's slate of honorees included Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, L.M.
Kit Carson, Pavel Chukrav, and Robert Mugge. The festival spooled more than 200
titles, awarding its coveted Milagro for Best of the Festival to "Syrian Bride".
Other awards recognized Best American Independent, Best Native Film, Best Latin
Film, Best New Mexico Title, Best Short, Best Documentary, Best Animation, an
Audience Choice Award, and a scholarship to the Santa Fe Screenwriter's
About three-quarters of our program is assembled from submissions through a
juried process, while the balance represents curated titles gleaned from
distributors and individual filmmakers. Programmers from the Independent Film
Channel, Sundance Channel and various cable, specialty and studio distributors
attend the festival, acquiring a small, but growing number of our titles each
season for broadcast and theatrical release.
We launched new partnerships with the Documentary Channel and the National
Geographic's All Roads Film Festival. The National Geographic Partnership will
bring around fifteen films related to indigenous subjects as well as
photographic exhibits and a dance performance. We have an ongoing partnership
with Spain's Instituto Cervantes to bring guests and films from the Spanish
For More Information Contact:
P.O. Box 1811