2023 FILMMAKER INFORMATION
FESTIVAL INFORMATION FOR AFMX 2023 SELECTED FILMS AND FILMMAKERS
Our full festival schedule and ticket links are now available at Festival | Albuquerque Film & Music Experience | Albuquerque (afmxnm.com). Please double check the ticketing link for your film block from this page.
AFMX SCREENINGS AND EVENTS LOCATIONS
Our 2023 festival will be a live presentation of our selected films with film screenings, music performances, and Center Stage Conversations at different venues in the Nob Hill district of Albuquerque. To learn more, visit Event Venues | Albuquerque Film & Music Experience | Albuquerque (afmxnm.com)
Each film will receive two Filmmaker Passes, which allow full access to film screening blocks, After Party events, and Center Stage Conversations.
These passes will be emailed to each of the filmmaker(s) designated on the Filmmaker Form, along with the promo code to reserve your seats at events.
Festival Passes allow full access to film screening blocks, After Party events, and Center Stage Conversations.
PLEASE NOTE: A Festival Pass does not automatically guarantee your seat. You will need to reserve your seat :
Go to the AFMX FESTIVAL SCHEDULE.
Choose the event or events you wish to attend.
Select AFMX 2023 INDIVIDUAL TICKET
Enter the promo code at ticketing. Select APPLY.
You will only be able to use this code ONCE per event. Each pass requires an individual name; multiple passes under one name are not allowed. You may not purchase multiple passes under one name.
We recommend filmmakers to reserve tickets for all events to ensure entry.
Filmmakers may purchase additional festival passes and tickets with a 25% discount. Please email the Filmmaker Liaison, Kira Sipler at Kira@afmxnm.com for any of these promo codes. (Note: these codes were sent in previous emails.)
PLEASE DO NOT SHARE THESE PROMO CODES.
Badges will be issued to those filmmakers noted on the Filmmaker Form. If there are changes or questions, please email me as soon as possible before we print the Filmmaker Badges. You may pick up your physical Festival Pass at the Lobo Annex (three doors west of the Lobo Theater main entrance) during the festival.
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE FESTIVAL
1. Check in at the Lobo Annex, 3025 Central Ave SE, three doors east of the Lobo Theater. This is where you will receive your Filmmaker Pass. Merchandise will also be available here.
2. Familiarize yourself with the neighborhood by visiting local coffee shops and eateries.
3. Check the Filmmaker Information Page for any updates.
4. Secure your tickets for events you'd like to see or participate in. We recommend filmmakers to reserve tickets for all events to ensure entry.
FILMMAKER Q&A SESSIONS
There will be 30-minute sessions after each film block. If your film is interested in participating, please email the Filmmaker Liaison, Kira Sipler at email@example.com with the filmmaker names. We allow up to two filmmakers per film to represent their project.
OFFICIAL SELECTION LAURELS
Laurels can be downloaded here. Please display this on your website, marketing materials, and on your social media pages to promote your film leading up to and during AFMX.
AFMX SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Promote your film at our festival! Feel free to include the following social media handles:
AFMXnm - YouTube
There are discounted rates for our visiting filmmakers at our host hotel, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites. Please visit our website at Lodging & Dining | Albuquerque Film & Music Experience | Albuquerque (afmxnm.com) for details.
We’ve also secured discounted rates for these venues as well as at The Clyde Hotel, 330 Tijeras Ave. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87102. There is also additional information on additional lodging and dining venues.
Because we are a non-profit organization, we, unfortunately, cannot provide travel stipends.
Believe it or not, ALL of our events (except our special screening of Invisible Corps: In Service of Health) take place along the original Route 66, otherwise known as Central Avenue! All After Party venues and Film Theaters are walking distance from each other.
Our host hotel is on the corner of Broadway and Central, within 2 miles of the Lobo Theater. There is a direct bus route, Route #66 that travels along Central Ave to our venues. Here is the link for #66 bus. There are bus stops directly in front of the Guild Cinema.
Here is the link to all ART bus routes: https://www.cabq.gov/transit/routes-and-schedules. Bus fare is free until September 30, 2023.
One of the best aspects of Nob Hill District of Albuquerque is there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or grab a cup of coffee. Close to the University of New Mexico, Nob Hill offers a variety of restaurants, coffee houses, cafes, and night life. Check out our Dining Page for a list of our favorite restaurants.
Better yet, our main theater and after party venue, The Historic Lobo Theater also offers food and drink.
Our second theater venue, The Guild Cinema has a great concession stand.
AFTER PARTY VENUES
2023 PITCH PANEL
We are excited to bring the AFMX Pitch Panel to our festival again this year! This year's panelists are Christopher Lockhart, Karen Criswell and Matthew McDuffie. The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 1 with the winners announced later that day during the Awards Ceremony. Check out our webpage for more information: 2023 Pitch Panel Submissions | AFMX (afmxnm.com)
The five finalists are:
Ryan Beane for "Web of Thieves"
Victor Wuamett for "River of Lies"
Ryan Maples for "Mia & the Skeletons"
Kate Bergeron for "Upstaged"
Debra Pralle for "No Demerits for Dancing”
Attending the Pitch Panel is included in your pass, but you still need to reserve your ticket. Submissions are free!
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ALBUQUERQUE:
1. Albuquerque is 5000 + ft above sea level - we are high desert altitude! Please hydrate and pace yourself as it may take a couple of days to acclimate.
2. We recommend plenty of water, and please take care with alcoholic drinks as one may feel the effects sooner than later.
3. Albuquerque has the ART bus (Albuquerque Rapid Transit), which runs along Central Ave. Fare is free until September 30, 2023.
4. For those needing a sense of direction, the Sandia Mountains are EAST of Albuquerque. Sandia means watermelon for which the indigenous peoples named the mountains for its brilliant red colors at sunset.
Please feel free to contact Kira Sipler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-579-0051 with questions.